Graduate Enterprise Projects and Optimisation at First Quantum Minerals

  • Full Time
  • Kalumbila, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 000

First Quantum Minerals

At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.


Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.


Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Collaborate with the Projects and Optimisation Team to identify areas for improvement in mining and processing operations.
  • Conduct data analysis using tools like PowerBI and SQL to gather insights and support decision-making.
  • Assist in geological assessments and surveys as needed.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of improvement initiatives and projects.
  • Prepare reports and presentations summarizing findings and recommendations.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to implement solutions and monitor progress.


Job Specific Competencies

  • Analytical skills to assess data and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Basic proficiency in PowerBI and SQL for data analysis.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities to address operational challenges.
  • Knowledge of mining and processing principles.
  • Understanding of geology fundamentals.
  • Effective communication skills for reporting and presenting findings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.


Key Job Attributes

  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on data accuracy.
  • Adaptability to learn and apply new skills and concepts.
  • Eagerness to contribute to business improvement initiatives.
  • Safety-conscious mind set in all aspects of work.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to meeting deadlines.
  • Willingness to take initiative and learn from experienced team members.


Experience required to perform in this job

  • No prior professional experience is required for this graduate position. However, relevant internships, coursework, or projects in mining engineering or related fields are advantageous.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering or a related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic knowledge of PowerBI and SQL is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Any additional coursework or certifications related to mining, geology, or data analysis are a plus.