Fifteen students from the world-famous mining school, based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall have successfully applied to join the Graduate Programme with the multinational commodity trading and mining company, Glencore.
The successful applicants will be deployed to one of five sites in South America, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Danny Callow, from Mopani and part of the selection panel for this said: “We value CSM mining and geology graduates above graduates from other institutions in that they have a balance of theory and practical skills by the time they graduate. Many have worked during their vacations in mining related roles. Most are prepared to move into hands-on roles and into challenging working environments without question. The history and legacy of CSM continues to turn out good quality graduates, which is why we typically recruit exclusively from here when filling geology and mining roles.”
Jack Connolly, one of the successful applicants added: “Having just completed my BEng Mining Engineering degree at Camborne School of Mines, I have been fortunate enough to have been offered a graduate mining engineer role with Glencore.”