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Operations Graduate


Alfred H Knight has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Graduate looking to develop their skills and build a long-term career with a Company at the forefront of the TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification) industry, operating within the metals, minerals and solid fuel sectors.

Based in the South Africa region, the role will involve a Fixed-Term 18 months development programme. During which you will spend time learning about AHK, working within, and gaining an understanding of our Global Operations. You may also experience travel to a variety of our entities across Africa, depending on your role. This experience, coupled with your drive, will open up further opportunities in the Group. Other candidates that have followed a similar programme have taken up technical, operational and management roles both in the UK and overseas.



Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed and carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK. 



To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:




  • Independence: The ability to take initiative, lead projects and be proactive in prioritising a dynamic and diverse workload.
  • Interpersonal: Confidence in forming effective working relationships with a diverse range of people, including working inclusively and as part of a team.
  • Communication: Effective oral and written communication of ideas with an excellent command of English. You will be working with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Adaptability: The ability to multitask and respond effectively to change.
  • Analytical: The ability to draw accurate and informative conclusions from detailed research without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Ambition: Must have ambitions to have a career in a Technical or Operational environment.
  • Willingness: A growth mindset, willing to learn, co-operative and enabling attitude towards training and personal development.


Required Competencies 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A meticulous and detail-oriented approach.
  • A passion for quality and a commitment to exceeding expectations.


Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in the mining, laboratory field, or B-Tech/BSc degree with a major in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, or Operations Management.


Required Languages

  • Fluency in English is essential.


Travel Requirements

  • During the Fixed Term 18-month programme – you will live in three different countries across the Africa region. You will be expected to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Must have a valid passport and ability to obtain visas as necessary.



We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match.

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