ABOUT THE COMPANY – TRANSNET
Transnet SOC Ltd was founded in the year 1990 and is the biggest logistical freight company in South Africa. However, the year 1867 was the first time the country identified a need for railway services, upon the uncovering of diamonds in Kimberly.
The company is responsible for transporting tons of goods around South Africa on a daily basis, via rail; pipeline and port. The company has headquarters based in the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg and has a staff force of over 49 000 employees. They aim to deliver safe, reliable, cost-effective, efficient and integrated services in order to promote the economic growth of the country.
Transnet is made up of the following operating divisions: rail engineering (previously known as Transwerk), freight rail (previously known as Spoornet), port terminals (previously known as SAPO), national ports authority (previously known as the NPA) and pipelines (previously known as Petronet).
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
Transnet is offering bursary awards to students who they believe will be the future of the company after they have completed their studies.
If you are a current full-time student or are in Grade 12 and are intended to study full-time next year, you have strong academic results and would like to become part of the country’s biggest freight company, you may be the perfect bursary candidate.
The bursary will cover the following fields of study (BEng / BSc):
- Electrical Engineering (heavy current)
- Electronic Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgy Engineering (physical)
- Civil Engineering
MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, OTHER OPPORTUNITIES & SERVICE CONTRACT
The following expenses will be covered by the bursary programme: tuition fees, textbook allowance, accommodation, meals and experiential training.
Students may be required to do vacation work at Transnet during the June or December holidays.
On completion of studies, the successful bursary candidate is required to work at Transnet for the equal duration of the bursary award. The bursary award will only be renewed should the student maintain a satisfactory academic performance.
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- South African citizen
- Completed Matric
- Achieved a minimum 5 symbol for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric
- Studying full-time towards one of the aforementioned Engineering qualifications
- Studying at a South Africa University
CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS
The applications will be screened by the Transnet Bursary Department.
The candidates that meet the academic performance criteria will then be shortlisted and invited for an interview.
The interviews will take place in Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.
Candidates will then be selected based on: the interview outcome, their academic results and medical fitness.
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Download the Transnet Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Please attach copies of the following supporting documentation with your application form:
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Latest academic record (certified copy)
- Proof of tertiary registration or tertiary acceptance letter
- Shortened Curriculum Vitae
Applications should be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Fax: 011 774 9235
3) Post/ delivery:
Transnet Freight Rail
Capacity Development Department
15 Girton Road
31 July 2018.
(applications open on 1 May each year).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Transnet directly:
Department: Bursary Office
Tel: 011 584 1192
Fax: 011 774 9235