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Vale is one of the world’s largest mining companies.


We’re delighted to work with Vale to manage their permanent and temporary job opportunities within their Clydach Nickel Refinery, which prepares and sells plant produce in the form of powder and pellets to more than 280 countries in over 30 countries across Europe, Asia and the USA.

As a result, their need for skilled staff is impressive and we’d be very keen to talk to you about the opportunities available.

Vale also celebrated 120 years of production this year, and is one of the world's leading Nickel refineries. 

Throughout the year, we have vacancies for a number of roles within a variety of industries; Engineering & Technology | Manufacturing | Health and Safety | HR & Quality | Commercial & Office Support | Accountancy and Finance

As an equal opportunities employer, Vale are keen to challenge the gender stereotypes within the manufacturing sector. Within this industry women are significantly underrepresented – why does this matter? Because creating greater gender diversity leads to an improved talent pool and gives organisations more skills than ever. Vale want to increase positivity in the workplace and create an environment where employees feel confident to progress within their career regardless of gender.


Vale colleagues at site

Quite simply, Vale cares! They’re extremely passionate about their responsibilities to care for the environment, the communities they work in and their staff.

Vale Values:

  • Life Matters Most
  • Value our people
  • Prize our Planet
  • Do what is right
  • Improve together
  • Make it happen

As well as being part of a company who has such ethical values, you will also benefit from competitive pay rates, long-term career support and training and development opportunities.


Vale colleagues training

Opened in 1902, the Clydach Nickel Refinery is one of the oldest in the world.   

International Recognition
In early 2014, Clydach refinery won a Shingo Prize Silver Medal for operational excellence.  The Shingo Prizes, created 25 years ago, are considered the "Nobel Prize of Industry", according to US magazine Business Week.  


Vale, Clydach is a great place to work

At Acorn, we care about the mental health and well being of our agency workers. Looking after our mental health is very important.

As one of the UK’s leading recruitment companies, it is our responsibility to ensure we provide a safe and positive space for everyone to feel encouraged and confident to apply for the job opportunities we have to offer. 

We wholeheartedly embrace equality, diversity and inclusion and work closely with employers to make sure all our recruitment methods reach the most diverse range of potential applicants, and appointments are based on non-biased selection.



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