Summer Placement opportunities at major Cleveland employer

Once again this summer students looking to gain invaluable work experience can do just that at the Boulby mine and Tees Port operation in East Cleveland.

It’s a chance to gain experience in a business which is the first and only one if its kind in the world – mining, processing and selling polyhalite. Opportunities to join the long-standing scheme are available across all areas of the operation and a summer placement can prove to be a major boost towards a career path.

That’s what happened forty years ago to Roger Bade who joined the scheme as a second-year mining student at the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London.

“I joined the scheme in July 1982 and the time spent at Boulby was very important as far as the degree was concerned, with the gathering and writing of the vacation report proving useful for my subsequent career,” he said. “Boulby is a massive operation so I was able to gain experience in the many aspects that makes a mine. From exploration, to mining itself, then on to mineral processing, transporting the product to the customer and all the other various ancillary activities that has to occur for the whole to happen,” he added.

Standards are high but opportunities are available in the following areas:
• Production
• Engineering – you need a computing background
• Marketing/Business
• Agricultural – agronomy students
• Logistics/Distribution – someone focused on statistics or business modelling to support data collection and analysis of port operations

These are paid placements and run from July through to September. Find out more and how to apply at https://www.icl-uk.uk/are-you-looking-for-a-summer-placement/.