Careers Working at Gold Fields Ghana
The Tarkwa mine is located within the Tarkwa township in the south-western part of Ghana, about 317 kilometres from the capital, Accra.
The mine has over 4,700 employees, 74% of whom are from our host communities. The entire workforce lives in Tarkwa, either in the mine village or in the host communities. Employees living in the communities commute to work by scheduled bus services.
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Tarkwa offers a range of sports and recreational facilities in the mine village including:
The mine's wellbeing programme encourages active lifestyles among employees, who actively participate in sporting events organised by the mine. The Tarkwa mine also manages a well-equipped hospital, which serves both employees and members of the host communities. The mine also hosts a kindergarten, primary and junior high school.
Employees work shift cycles that vary across departments. Tarkwa also offers internships and on-the-job training for national service personnel and graduate trainees.
The Damang mine is located about 33 kilometres from the Tarkwa mine, in the south-western part of Ghana. The mine employs more than 2,000 employees and contractors, the majority of whom are from the host communities. Most of the workforce lives in Tarkwa, Damang and surrounding communities. Employees commute to work by scheduled bus services. Commuting to work is now much safer, easier and shorter, thanks to the 33 kilometre asphalt road, funded by the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation, that links the two mines and surrounding communities.
Lifestyle and wellbeing
The Damang mine village provides a tranquil atmosphere in a green environment. Damang also offers a variety of sports and recreational facilities including:
Sporting events, including football, squash and tennis matches are integral to the mine's wellbeing programme. Damang's golf course has been hosting the Gold Fields/PGA Championship, since 2014.
The Damang mine clinic offers quality health services to employees and their families. The mine also runs the Gold Fields International School, where children of employees between the ages of 4 and 11 play and learn.
Pupils perform during the school's Independence Day celebrations
Employees work shift cycles to meet the demands for continuous operation of the mine. Damang also offers internships and on-the-job training for national service personnel and graduate trainees.