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W IM UK promotes the mining sector as a career choice for women in all professions.

Camborne School of Mines Scholarships

For several years now, Women in Mining UK and the Camborne School of Mines Trust have worked together to offer scholarships to exceptional aspiring women who seek to study at the Camborne School of Mines. This is part of our initiative to support and encourage women to seek a career in mining.

Women in Mining UK and the CSM Trust are delighted to offer two £9,000 scholarships for exceptional female students (one Home and one International) enrolling in 2023 on a mining-related course. Applications are now closed.

To learn about what it is like studying at Camborne School of Mines, please read the blog posts past scholarship recipients— SarahAnna and Millie — have written.

Imperial College London Scholarship

WIM UK partnered with Imperial College London in 2022 to offer a scholarship for the Metals and Energy Finance MSc course at the Department of Earth and Science & Engineering at the Imperial College Business School. You can learn more about this course here. WIM UK is continuing to explore further opportunities for collaboration with Imperial College London in future.

Paid Internship and Employment Opportunities

Women in Mining UK collaborates with leading mining companies to establish paid internships and employment pathways for the next generation of miners. Our esteemed partners for 2024 include  Britannia Metals Limited, Centamin, Circulor, The Copper Mark, Glencore, and Green Lithium. Applications for our 2024 internships are now closed.

You can read about past internships here:

We view the undergraduate and graduate stages of a person’s career as opportunities to make important decisions and our experts have put together a collection of tips to help you get started.

Engaging with experts and networking

WIM UK and other organisations specific to your career discipline can provide ideal settings to engage with more experienced individuals.

In addition to networking, they provide the chance to learn good career habits, garner useful advice and become further involved in your industry of choice. Read more about networking here.

Mentoring Evenings

WIM UK holds Speed Mentoring Evenings a few times a year, where women are given the opportunity to meet with mentors over an informal dinner to discuss their professional development goals and aspirations. This initiative is currently on pause due to COVID-19.

CVs and fine-tuning

Before graduating, you should invest time and effort into securing your first job, which will include compiling a great CV.

Thereafter, updating your CV, references and other supporting documents ought to be an annual activity; you should review your career path, decide what changes you need to make to keep moving towards your goals and reflect on your recent achievements regularly.

Read more CV related advice from our experts here.

Using your university and seeking advice

Some individuals find it difficult to promote their achievements and skills, while others are liable to say too much. Getting a second opinion from others within your university, such as a lecturer or student peer, can save you from making basic mistakes and ruling yourself out of roles that might be right for you.

It may not always be the easiest advice to receive, but often a critical second opinion proves invaluable and your university will have a variety of means to offer this.

WIM UK Top Tips

  • Go to as many networking events as possible, 9/10 jobs are earned through networking.
  • Show initiative, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself, chat, be friendly, people recommend people they like.
  • Ask for advice, if people think you value their experience and views, they are more likely to help you and recommend you.
  • Always follow up with an email after you have met someone in the industry, they will remember your name.
  • Always research a company thoroughly before an interview.
  • Do as many internships, and gain as much commercial work experience as you can.
  • Ask a more experienced person to review your CV, as it’s important to tailor it to the specific role and to be relevant.
  • Be open-minded to all jobs as experience counts for a lot and may lead to your ideal job.
  • Keep abreast of the news, for example the Week in Mining, will keep you up-to-date with what is going on in the Industry.
  • Potential employers will research you so it’s important to ensure your public profile is up-to-date and accurate, e.g. Linked-In and any other networking sites to ensure they don’t compromise your job prospects!
  • Stay positive – don’t get disheartened.

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Membership is free and open to all women in the mining industry.  Wherever you work, WIM UK provides information and great networking opportunities to its members and promotes the role of women in the mining industry and the sector as a career choice for women.

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