ArcelorMittal South Africa remains committed to its skills development and training programmes despite the current economic downturn. In 2013 ArcelorMittal South Africa provided 105,500 training opportunities at a total cost of R202m. Significant training and career development opportunities are afforded to employees, but ArcelorMittal South Africa also provides training support at all stages in the learning and employee pipeline. (pg 24 of Factor Report May 2014)



The company is recognised by the Manufacturing, Engineering, Related Industries Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta) as a platinum-ranked skills development company - the top ranking in the industry. It is also member of the Accelerated Artisan Training Programme, a group of six leading South African companies which have committed to the South African government to training more skills than is needed for their own requirements.



The company is committed to harnessing the full spectrum of skills within the South African population by providing equal employment opportunities. Employment equity and a commitment to cultural diversity are cornerstones of its employment policy. This is particular evident in its skills development programme, focused on  ensuring a training pipeline with priority towards Historically Disadvantaged South Africans (HDSA),  especially females, for skilled and professional roles. Currently 91% of this  pipeline is HDSA. (pg 52 of Factor Report May 2014)



The company is committed to harnessing the full spectrum of skills within the South African population by providing equal employment opportunities. Employment equity and a commitment to cultural diversity are cornerstones of its employment policy. This is particular evident in its skills development programme, where around 80% of its 2009 intake of over 1 500 trainees are EE candidates.