London – 7 January 2022: Women in Mining UK (WIM UK) is pleased to announce a one-year industry partnership with Centamin plc, the established gold producer listed on the London and Toronto stock exchanges. In addition to financial resources to support WIM UK’s activities, the partnership includes one 12-month graduate role and two summer internships.
Alex Buck, Managing Director of WIM UK, said, “We are delighted to welcome Centamin as an Industry Partner. Centamin’s generous employment programme provides three young female mining graduates with an excellent opportunity and a career-forming experience at a leading FTSE 250 mining company. It would be great to see more companies following Centamin’s lead as it is through these types of initiatives that the mining industry will become more diverse and inclusive thereby paving the way to a stronger and more resilient industry.”
Martin Horgan, CEO of Centamin, added, “We believe diversity and promoting inclusion is an ethical imperative for a sustainable business. At Centamin, we promote a culture of belonging throughout the business, where everyone is respected, valued and empowered to excel within the workplace, and importantly, by creating an inclusive culture that reflects the diversity of the countries in which we operate.
“Supporting Women in Mining UK as an Industry Partner was a welcomed opportunity. This year Centamin has initiated several efforts to strengthen gender diversity and inclusion across the business. Whilst a third of our Board and 30% of employees across our corporate offices are women, our focus is on actively recruiting women at our flagship asset, Sukari Gold Mine, where we have a lower female representation due to cultural barriers to employment. Understanding and, where possible, resolving these barriers is fundamental and we encourage our business partners and peers to look at how they too can proactively progress the diversity and inclusion agenda.”
About Women in Mining UK
WIM UK is a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the employment, retention and advancement of women in the mining sector. We offer a suite of programmes and initiatives to progress women’s professional goals and career aspirations, from university all the way to Board level. These includes a scholarship programme with the Camborne School of Mines and Imperial College London, internship programme, partnership with Women on Boards UK, and numerous networking, educational and mentoring events. WIM UK publishes thought leadership articles and research as well as the biennial “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” (WIM100), which celebrates women’s contribution to the mining industry and identify inspirational role models to encourage future generations of women to consider mining as a career choice.
For more information about joining WIM UK, please visit our website: www.womeninmining.org.uk.
Centamin is a publicly listed international gold producer, with premium listings on both the London Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange.
Centamin is a well-established, resilient business and trusted employer. Our business is multijurisdictional, headquartered in Jersey (Channel Islands) and structured with regional operating and exploration hubs in Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire, creating an exciting, dynamic, entrepreneurial workplace, made up of a talented, ambitious and diverse workforce. Our flagship asset is the Sukari Gold Mine, located in the Eastern Desert of Egypt, and Egypt’s largest and first modern gold mine.
People are fundamental to our Purpose and to the success of our business. Technical training in the skills of modern mining is a part of Centamin’s foundation. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace, giving our workforce the optimal platform to perform.
We take pride in being leaders for responsible mining activities and setting the example for our growing industry within Egypt. We expect every one of our employees to uphold our Company Values, as they help us nurture a responsible culture that values and supports people by creating opportunities.
For more information about Centamin, please visit: www.centamin.com
Women in Mining UK contact
Ariadna D. Peretz
Head of Communications
T: +44 (0) 7488 495 969
Head of Corporate Communications
T: +44 (0) 7700 713 738