People and careers Working at our sites

Working at our sites

Click on one of the regions below for information about the sites.

  • Australia region

  • South Africa region

  • West Africa region

  • Americas region

  • Corporate Office

Australia region

Australia region
Fly-in, fly-out

Agnew Gold Mine comprises New Holland and Waroonga, both of which are underground operations 23 km west of Leinster and employ more than 600 staff and contractors. Each year it produces more than 200,000 ounces of gold.

The majority of Agnew's 650-strong workforce live permanently in Perth and commute to site on a fly-in, fly-out roster. Agnew offers a suite of services to its workforce including:

  • free gym,
  • a wet mess and
  • outdoor sports facilities.

Agnew also boasts a new accommodation camp and solar plus wind renewable energy farm. It is just over an hour flight from Perth or a 20-minute drive from Leinster. Employees fly to site on a chartered jet departing Perth Airport's Terminal 2 twice weekly.

Most graduate and professional roles operate on an 8 days on, 6 days off roster. Other rosters in operation include 4 days on, 3 days off; or 8 days on, 6 days off; 7 nights on, 7 days off, however these are typically for management or production employees.

  • Agnew at dusk

  • Agnew solar and wind farm

  • Underground team

  • Processing Plant

Fly-in, fly-out

The site comprises an underground mine with a 10-year mine life and is located 740 km north-east of Perth. Travel to the site takes just over an hour from Perth via private charter.

The Granny Smith Village offers a variety of facilities including:

  • a gym
  • group exercise classes including CrossFit, yoga, boxing, mixed netball
  • a purpose-built music room
  • WIFI and 4G Telstra
  • Foxtel and
  • Outdoor BBQ area and pizza ovens

A dedicated area for relaxation and socialising called the Gold Lounge has been established where residents can watch a movie or catch up with others in a quiet and comfortable setting. An active Social Club organises events throughout the year, including family visits at Christmas.

Most professional , technical and graduate roles operate on 8 days on, 6 days off roster. Other rosters in operation include 4 days on, 3 days off; or 8 days on, 6 days off; 7 nights on, 7 days off, however these are typically for management or production employees.

Granny Smith prides itself in being a welcoming and communityoriented workplace and village.

Fly-in, fly-out

Gruyere is a 50/50 joint venture with Gold Road Resources and is located on the South Dorothy Hills Trend, 25 km north-east of the Yamarna Belt discovery, Central Bore. Gruyere has an open pit with a 13-year mine life.

The flight to Gruyere from Perth is 90 minutes, and employees stay in the Gruyere Village which boasts:

  • high speed WIFI
  • extensive sporting facilities such as a driving range, a well-equipped gym, basketball and soccer courts and
  • a tavern
  • social activities including quiz nights and fundraising events

These roles are permanent and offered on an 8 days on, 6 days off roster and are fly-in, fly-out from Perth. Benefits offered to permanent employees include a private health insurance allowance and quarterly bonuses.

  • Gruyere process plant

  • Cheryl Carolus at Gruyere

  • St Ives Salt Lake

  • St Ives Mining Team

Residential, Fly-in, fly-out and Bus-in, busout

St Ives Gold Mine is located 80 km south of Kalgoorlie and is a combination of underground and open pit. It employs more than 800 staff and contractors and yields about 360,000 ounces each year.

The workforce predominately lives in Kalgoorlie or Kambalda however, some senior managers and technical employees fly in from Perth. Daily transportation is offered to all employees to and from Kambalda and Kalgoorlie

The site offers a variety of different rosters dependent on each department. For example, 5 days on, 5 nights on and 5 days off for operational employees; or 9 days on, 5 days off; or 8 days on, 6 days off; or even 5 days on and 2 days off for a variety of professional and operational support employees.

South Africa region

South Africa region

South Deep Gold Mine in South Africa is a world-class bulk mechanised underground operation near Westonaria 50km south-west of Johannesburg.

South Deep is the setting for the extraction of one of the largest known gold deposits in the world and the current life of mine is estimated at 75 years. This presents tremendous opportunity for modernisation, and multiple projects are underway at South Deep that promise to transform the way gold is mined and processed into the future.

The over 3,000 strong work force is largely drawn from the neighbouring communities and several labour sending areas in provinces of South Africa outside of the economic hub of Gauteng, as well as neighbouring countries in the Southern African region.

  • South Deep Gold Mine

  • Mine workers at South Deep


West Africa region

Americas region

Americas region

Gold Fields in Peru operates the Cerro Corona mine located in the district and province of Hualgayoc in the Cajamarca Region. We produce copper concentrate with a high gold content through conventional open pit mining methods.

We employ approximately 2,500 employees and contractors, 27% of whom live in our local communities. Apart from the Cerro Corona workforce, our teams also work in the regional head office in Lima as well as satellite offices in Cajamarca and Salaverry.

The mine is located 80km north of Cajamarca City, which is around two hours of travel by road. Those employees not resident in the Hualgayoc area are transported to and from Cajamarca by bus.

The mine follows these shift schedules:

  • 4x3 for administrative staff
  • 8x6 and 14x7 for operations staff *

The Cerro Corona camp offers a range of facilities and services to make our people feel at home:

  • Indoor multi-purpose sports court
  • Gym staffed by permanent instructors
  • Internet access and cable TV in all rooms
  • Nutritional monitoring and support
  • Medical service
  • Laundry services
  • Dedicated study rooms
  • Breast-feeding facilities

* Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these schedules have been adapted to ensure the safety of our teams on site.

  • Cerro Corona at night

  • Living our Values

  • On site

  • Aerial view of Salares Norte


Salares Norte, located 180km northeast of the city of Diego de Almagro, in the Atacama Region of Chile is Gold Fields' newest project.

Quick facts

  • Mine construction has officially begun in 2021.
  • An estimated US$1 billion will be invested in the project.
  • Life of mine is a projected 13 years.
  • An estimated two million tons of ore will be processed at Salares Norte per year, with an average production of 2.8 million ounces of gold-silver doré. This translates into 350,000 ounces of gold equivalent.

Gold Fields in Chile currently employs 145 people who , work at the Salares Norte site, in the town of Paipote or at our offices in the cities of Santiago, Copiapó and Diego de Almagro. In addition to Gold Fields teams, 300 contractor employees are on site per shift.

Due to Salares Norte's location, construction of comfortable onsite accommodation has already started.

The project will create 2,700 jobs at the peak of construction, with an average900 Gold Fields and contractor employees during operation.

Corporate Office

Corporate Office

Gold Fields' Corporate Office is situated in Sandton, Johannesburg. It has 100 employees – including the Group Exco – most of whom work from here, though some team members are based in Australia and other countries.

Playing a guiding and supporting role, Corporate Office's main responsibility is developing Gold Fields' business strategy and working with our regions to achieve their objectives. Corporate Office teams are also responsible for setting policies and budgets; governance and compliance; reporting; benchmarking our operations, and ensuring Gold Fields has the best processes, systems and people to deliver its business strategy.

Key functions at Corporate Office: Finance; HR; Communications & Reporting; Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs; Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial; Sustainable Development; Technical Services; Strategy and Business Development, and Internal Audit.


  • High-tech video conference room
  • Various meeting rooms and breakaway spaces
  • Canteen
  • Located in the Sandton Central Business District

Work environment:

  • Flexible work policy
  • Technology and services for remote working
  • Learning:
    • On-the-job coaching, e-learning, face-to-face sessions (in line with employees' individual development plans)
    • Workshops e.g. Courageous Safety Leadership and Unconscious Bias Training
  • Strong focus on diversity and inclusion
  • Individual performance management; each employee (including leaders) is rated on living the Gold Fields Values by peers
  • Regular climate surveys to share your feedback with business
  • Regular updates on business progress from the CEO
  • Interaction across levels and positions
  • Social events, including sport and supporting worthy causes
  • Recycling at Corporate Office

  • Diversity training