Our People

Our People

The people who work for us are recognised in the region as the best in their field, and with a senior management team in place since the company’s inception in 1996, we pride ourselves on our reputation for professionalism.

Our people are our most valuable asset

You can’t do this business without good people and we have some of the best.

At the end of December 2017, our African operations employed in excess of 3,400 African Nationals with less than 5% of our employees being expatriates.

Talent and pride in the company runs deep

Our on-ground African expertise, both national and expatriate, is combined with the human resources available from within the Ausdrill Group world-wide. This gives us access to and a hand in a pool of knowledge covering all facets of contract mining. This is second to none in the African Region.

From day one we have supported and treated seriously our commitment to the training and progression of African Nationals. Our indicative approach has included training abroad, tertiary correspondence and apprenticeship programs.

Investing in the future

Some children, nieces and nephews of our employees now work for AMS.

Our employee educational scholarship program has assisted our employees in ensuring their dependents are educated.

Proudly we say that over 85 West African's  work for AMS and Ausdrill as expatriates in our operations in Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Senegal and in Australia.
A further +200 of our African National employees have over time themselves gone on to secure employment in the mining industry within various African countries and through-out the world. It is recognized that some of the best in the business are our people and our people are some of the best.

Our apprenticeship programs have trained and qualified over 150 apprentices in a number of trades including maintenance, auto-electrical and fabrication.

In 2009 we kicked off our Graduate Mining Engineer program whereby graduate mining engineers are employed for a two-year program post their tertiary studies. This program ensures that young mining engineers receive valuable hands-on practical training. The program is modelled on successful and similar programs operated in Australia and is still in practice today.


  • Total 3,398
  • Ghana Surface - 1,367
  • Mali Surface - 829
  • Senegal Surface - 266
  • Burkina Faso Surface - 608
  • Guinea Surface - 2

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