Join the 2015 Makro Cadetship Programme (Work/Study Scheme)

By on January 28, 2015
The Makro Cadetship Programme started in 2003, the aim being to actively attract and develop young talented leaders for the business. Through the programme we offer participants the opportunity to acquire a B Com Degree through one of South Africa’s leading distance learning institutions whilst gaining essential workplace experience*

* The degree may change depending on business needs and availability.

Programme format & Learner support

Throughout the duration of the programme participants are based at various stores where the programme is offered. The programme starts annually in mid-March.

  • The duration of the programme is four years.
  • Whilst on the programme participants work full time and study part time towards their degree.
  • Participants receive intensive work based training which allows them to be introduced and familiarised with our business operations, environment and culture.
  • Participants are provided with a strong support system which includes coaches and mentors to guide and support them through the programme.
  • Upon successful completion of the programme, candidates are placed in suitable positions.

Makro is committed to the achievement of equity in the workplace through the development of suitably qualified young talent. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged South Africans.


  • Completed Grade 12/ Matriculated.
  • South African citizen
  • 23 years or younger in the year that the programme starts.
  • No criminal record
  • Eligible to study towards a B Com Degree
  • University admission

Additional Selection Criteria *

Pass matric with admission to Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum Achievement Levels:

  • English: 4
  • Mathematics: 5
  • Mathematical Literacy: 7

* Criteria could change due to changes in university entrance requirements

How to apply

Click here to download the application form

To apply submit your application form/CV together with certified copies of:

  • Barcoded South African ID
  • Matric Certificate , or
  • Statement of results.

Completed applications should be submitted to

Closing Date: 31 January 2015

Via – Makro


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