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At Molycop, we value and empower our employees because your success is our success. We’ve built a business culture that seeks to employ diverse, talented and dedicated men and women that continue to learn and grow with us to create a better future. Through nurturing potential and offering world-wide opportunities, we believe everyone at Molycop has the chance to be fulfilled in their job.


Our core value at Molcop is to provide a safe environment for all employees, contractors and visitors. We ensure all of Molycop’s businesses have safety systems and processes that encompass the applicable country regulatory requirements.

This focus on creating a happy, healthy and safe environment is an essential part of our culture and we continue to work to achieve “Goal Zero” – a workplace completely free from injuries.


At Molycop, our unified strength derives from the individuality of each employee. We believe that togetherness creates a solid foundation to build upon and with that, our plans are to continue to drive a more diverse way of thinking, with greater opportunities for gender and cultural diversity. With Molycop’s international footprint, we’re proudly represented by men and women from all over the globe and we continue to benefit greatly from the power of diversity within our company.


Our efforts in people development attribute directly to our growing success as a company. We believe in investing in our employees by providing opportunities to learn, grow and provide an environment that allows people to be at their best. With programs such as Leading People to Safety, Regional Manager Development, World Class Safety, mentoring and study support, there’s development opportunities for employees at all levels within Molycop.


Our goal is to establish a workplace free from injuries, incidents and illness.  Molycop strives to foster the well being of its employees and provide them with a safe and healthy working environment.

Molycop continues to work to achieve “Goal Zero”, a workplace free from injuries and illness, and is focused on the delivery of risk reduction programs for each business.

All Molycop businesses have safety systems and processes that encompass the applicable country regulatory requirements.  The role of management is to provide direction, set the safety standards and drive improvement within the business to encourage all employees, contractors and visitors in working towards the goal of ZERO incidents, injuries and occupational illnesses.


Molycop Australia 2022/23 Apprentice Program

Would you like to earn whilst you learn? Would you like to complete a 4 year Apprentice Program with a world class mining company? Would you like to make a difference to the future of Molycop?

We are looking for talented people who are eager to join our company in 2021 to learn and develop through our unique Apprentice Program.

Our exciting apprenticeship programs are specially designed to deliver the high standard of learning required to gain a trade qualification. As an apprentice with us, our four year program will give you on-the-job experience at our world-class operation in Newcastle, Australia, whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

To be eligible for this opportunity you must

  • Have the right to work in Australia.

As part of the application process, you must complete all pre-screening questions and you may also be required to complete online assessments as part of the selection process. Please ensure your profile has the email address that you access regularly and if you are sent testing, please complete this as a priority.

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Explore Molycop with our Apprenticeship Program.

Molycop has built outstanding relationships with universities all over the globe and we believe that the best potential comes from strong education and training. Molycop’s Appreticeship Program is one way in which we focus on providing opportunities for people to learn and grow where Molycop’s global footprint allows graduates a view of the mining industry very few can top.

Toms Story

Since graduating from the University of NSW (UNSW) in Australia, Tom is now employed with Molycop as a grinding media product metallurgist.

In mid 2014, Tom was given the opportunity to travel to the Molycop grinding media businesses located in the Americas as part of his induction program. Tom spent time in Kansas City in the USA, then Kamloops in Canada, and finally travelling to the South American Molycop businesses in Peru and Chile.

“I spent two weeks in Kansas City and Kamloops working with their metallurgists and I learnt a lot. An important thing I learnt was the difference between being a metallurgist and being a process engineer and trying to figure out how to be practical as opposed to being a perfectionist!”

In Peru, Tom spent five weeks working at the Molycop manufacturing facilities located in Lima and Arequipa.  The experience was enlightening both from a professional and a cultural perspective.  Tom was surprised by the differences between the North and South American businesses.

“It was interesting that in many ways the South American culture was closer to the way we do business than the North American.  Despite the language difference – South American personalities and the way they went about their work was similar to Australia.  It was interesting to see that change in culture across the business.”

Working for a company with a global footprint meant that Tom also had the opportunity to explore different cultures and visit some spectacular and exotic destinations.  “Hiking through the Andes was an amazing experience that I am not about to forget any time soon”, said Tom.

The importance of Safety was common to all parts of the Molycop business.  “In some countries you visit, safety is not always a strong focus” Tom said, “but in the Molycop plants safety always given a high priority.  A very strong focus is given to providing workers with a safe workplace.”

In Kansas City at the start of his trip, Tom had the opportunity to participate in the Molycop Application and Support Meeting (+MAS) which ran over three days and focused on the exchange of technical best practice ideas from across the group.  Tom met with technical and production representatives from Molycop’s global operations.  “It was excellent in terms of understanding the science behind what it is we do and how to improve upon it.  There were lots of great interactions going on and I got to meet other young people from across the business.”

For Tom, what he learnt and discovered during his time overseas is having an impact on his work today.  “Part of my role is research and development – I got to talk to lot of experienced metallurgists and subject matter experts from across our global business and gained a greater appreciation of the different processes used across our group.  Our individual businesses have evolved separately but now we have the chance to share that information with each other.  We all end up with the same product and most of us have evolved in the same direction but there are differences along the way.”

Interaction and customer site visits both in Australia and while in the Americas have been a highly valued part of Tom’s work experience to date.  “I visited copper mines in Canada, Chile and Peru, visiting and talking to some of our biggest customers in the America’s.  In Australia I’ve also visited copper and gold mines in South Australia and NSW.  It really provides a great insight when you see how the customer is using your product and what is important to them.  It’s been good from my position because I can see how the product is manufactured, then how it is used by our customers.”

Tom’s involvement with the engineering programme at UNSW is continuing through The Centre for Sustainable Materials, Research and Technology (SMaRT).  SMaRT utilises an Australian Research Council grant that is funding research projects focused on sustainable processes including the production of grinding media.

Tom is looking forward to what his future with Molycop holds.  “In terms of technology, I guess steel manufacturing technologies are quite mature.  But in terms of grinding media there is still a lot of development to occur.  It is quite amazing to see the advancement in grinding media product development by Molycop, especially over the past 10 years.”

For university students considering an industry scholarship or cadetship with Molycop, Tom’s advice is simple.  “I’d say go for it – there are plenty of opportunities, especially if you have the opportunity to rotate through the different businesses – there’s a lot to learn.”

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Molycop encourages anyone who becomes aware of improper conduct to raise those concerns.  Any employee who reports in good faith improper conduct will not be subject to retaliation, or retribution or other recriminations for making that report. The contact phone numbers below should only be used to report examples of improper conduct of a Molycop employee or representative. Reports can be made anonymously.

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