Careers Working at Gold Fields Ghana

Working at Gold Fields Ghana

Rewarding careers and competitive benefits for high-performing individuals

Tarkwa mine

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.

Tarkwa mine village

Lifestyle and wellbeing

Tarkwa offers a range of sports and recreational facilities in the mine village including:

  • A 9-hole golf course
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Two seven-aside football pitches
  • Swimming pool
  • Two well-equipped gyms
  • Two club houses with lounges and pool bars
Gym at the Tarkwa mine village

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.

Work

Employees work shift cycles that vary across departments. Tarkwa also offers internships and on-the-job training for national service personnel and graduate trainees.

Damang mine

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:

  • A standard 18-hole golf course
  • Tennis court
  • Squash court
  • Football pitch
  • Swimming pool
  • A well-equipped gym
  • A club house with lounges and pool bars

 

Damang golf course

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 Damang Education Centre, where children of employees between the ages of 4 and 11 play and learn.

Wife of former Gold Fields Group CEO, Roslyn Holland, with pupils of Damang Education Centre

Work

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.