Bursary Programme at Sappi

By on September 22, 2016
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Sappi invites students/undergraduates who are interested in studying through Sappi’s bursary scheme to apply for our bursary programme in the following study fields:

* BSc Electrical Engineering
* BSc Chemical Engineering
* BSc Mechanical Engineering
* BSc Forestry National Diploma in Forestry

Sappi’s bursary programme is intended to cater for talented, high flyers and innovative young South African citizens; it is a talent-based approached where applicants who meet the minimum criteria may be invited to a selection interview. Sappi awards a number of bursaries each year based on our annual skills audit and business needs.

The company is an integrated forest products company meeting the needs of domestic as well as international customers through a wide range of products.

Who may apply?

South African citizens studying or intending to study full time at any South African accredited niversities. Bursaries are for school leavers and current university students aged between 18 and 25 years.

Required minimum qualifications criteria

* South African citizen
* An average of 70-80% in Mathematics (Not Maths Literacy); 70-80% in Physical Science and 65% in English
* Must have qualifying points for entrance at the university or acceptance confirmation
* Current university results would be considered for undergraduates students.

Please note: Preference would be given to learners with an average of 75% and above in Mathematics and Physical Science.

In specific fields of study, Sappi have agreements with the following educational institutions: 

* University of KwaZulu-Natal – (B.Sc. Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical)
* University of Pretoria – (B.Sc. Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical)
* University of Stellenbosch – (B.Sc. Forestry and Wood Sciences)
* University of Witwatersrand – (B.Sc. Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical)
* University of Cape Town – (B.Sc. Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical)
* Durban University of Technology (DUT) – (N4- N6)
* Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) – (N4- N6)
* Umfolozi College – (National Certificate Vocational – 2, 3, 4 (Pulp and paper making technology / Process Plant Operations)
* Ekurhuleni College – (National Certificate Vocational  – 2, 3, 4 (Pulp and paper making technology / Process Plant Operations)
* Nelspruit College – (National Certificate Vocational  – 2, 3, 4 (Pulp and paper making technology / Process Plant Operations)
* Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) – (National Diploma in Forestry)
* University of Port Elizabeth (Forestry – Saasfield) – (National Diploma in Forestry

How to apply

You need to submit the following documents:

* Submit or forward your CV
* Motivation letter/Covering letter
* Grade 12  (Mid-year results)
* Academic transcripts if already at the university.

How to apply

Applications close on 30 September 2016. Click here to apply online
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