“Some industries never seem to change from the inside, industries like oil and gas, mining and industrial manufacturing, can seem very set in their ways. But from the outside, these industries are facing very challenging times and are having to evolve and to some extent re-invent themselves in order to remain viable over a sustainable period of time. Corporate training has never been so important as it is now. Knowledge research and development is certainly a key corporate objective for these industries and companies within these industries are investing heavily in products that will help them to gain even the smallest competitive advantage. Appleton Greene programs are ideal for these industries because they all feature practical process integration, process re-engineering and process improvement. I feel that I am personally at the forefront of all of this by being a Certified Learning Provider who represents these industries and I am proud to do so. Global partnering is the new frontier and it is happening proactively over the internet at Appleton Greene.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Mining industry.

  • Agrium
  • Alcoa
  • Anglo American
  • Anglo Platinum
  • AngloGold Ashanti
  • Antofagasta
  • Barrick
  • BHP Billiton
  • Buenaventura
  • Cameco
  • Canadian Oil Sands
  • Chalco
  • China Coal
  • CSN
  • ENRC
  • Fortescue
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Goldcorp
  • Hindustan Zinc
  • ICL
  • Impala
  • K+S
  • Kazakhmys
  • Kinross
  • Kumba Iron Ore
  • Magnitogorsk
  • Mosaic
  • Newcrest
  • Newmont
  • NMDC
  • Norilsk
  • Norsk Hydro
  • Peabody Energy
  • Peñoles
  • PotashCorp
  • Rio Tinto
  • Sasol
  • Shanxi Xishan
  • Shenhua
  • Sociedad Química
  • Southern Copper
  • Sterlite
  • Suncor
  • Teck
  • Uralkali
  • Vale
  • Vedanta
  • Xstrata
  • Yanzhou Coal
  • Zijin

Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal and oil shale, gemstones, limestone, and dimension stone, rock salt and potash, gravel, and clay. Mining is required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory. Mining in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas, or even water.Mining exists in many countries. While exploration and mining can be conducted by individual entrepreneurs or small businesses, most modern-day mines are large enterprises requiring large amounts of capital to establish. Consequently, the mining sector of the industry is dominated by large, often multinational, companies, most of them publicly listed. It can be argued that what is referred to as the ‘mining industry’ is actually two sectors, one specializing in exploration for new resources and the other in mining those resources. Mining operations can be grouped into five major categories in terms of their respective resources. These are oil and gas extraction, coal mining, metal ore mining, nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying, and mining support activities. The global mining industry is forecast to witness excellent growth over the next five years. The industry is estimated to reach US $1,783 billion, with a CAGR of 7.4%. The highly fragmented industry comprises the mining of iron ore, coal, precious metals, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, and base metals. The companies in the industry have adopted new technologies to increase productivity. There are numerous challenges faced by the industry. The mining market mainly deals with the iron ore, coal, and various precious metals. The scarcity of raw materials, minerals, and valuable metals affect the industry growth. The mining market could also be affected by the increasing rate of recycling of various materials.


“There can be no substitute for experience. What Appleton Greene does is help their learning providers to channel their experience into something that can be considered a tangible product. Although there are now hundreds or programs available, the same process has been used successfully for years and it shows in the quality of the programs developed.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Mining industry.