Fraudulent recruitment is a reality within the mining sector. Learn more about our official application processes so you can spot job scams in an instant.
How we recruit talent
All available positions are listed on our official job and careers page, where suitable candidates can create a profile, log-in and submit their CVs via our easy-to use-portal (applications cannot be sent via email and must be uploaded to the careers platform).
In some instances, reputable sector recruitment agencies may be consulted to source employees for specific roles or LinkedIn may be used to showcase vacant positions (always linking back to our career portal).
Unfortunately, there are scammers out there who are looking to take advantage of job seekers.
ERG will never:
Ask for money
If at any point during the application process you are asked for payment, rest assured that it’s scam.
Send mails without using the official ERG Africa domain (ergafrica.com)
If you receive correspondence from a Gmail, Live.com or similar email address or are asked to contact someone who is using these free accounts, you can be certain it’s not an ERG Africa representative.
Offer you a position you haven’t applied for
If you suddenly receive a job offer for a role you never applied for, it’s definitely a red flag. In terms of our official processes, CVs will be shortlisted and in-person interviews (where appropriate) will be conducted before a decision is made.
Ask for personal information or bank details before an offer letter is sent out
Only after the shortlisting and interview process is completed will an offer be made. It is only then that HR, via an official email address, will request necessary employee information.
Use outdated logos or make grammatical or punctuation errors
If documentation has unofficial/old company logos, is poorly formatted or is riddled with mistakes it is most likely fraudulent.
Guarantee placement or ask you to contact a mobile number
Due process is always followed when recruiting new talent. No positions are guaranteed or “sure things” and HR contact details will always contain an official ERG Africa email address, coupled with a legitimate office landline number.
If you are contacted, receive a suspicious mail or spot a dubious job post, do not engage any further or provide any personal info. Instead, save or screenshot the correspondence and contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to join the ERG Africa team, keep an eye on our career portal for official job openings.