Shoprite provided 191 students with bursaries to study over the 2017 academic year, and is calling on more students to take up bursary opportunities for 2018.
In the face of such high youth unemployment and a shortage of funding for many students in need, Shoprite invested R10.9 million in bursaries this year alone.
As the largest private sector employer in South Africa, Shoprite develops people’s skills to drive its own business as well as the economy at large through job opportunities. In the past year, Shoprite created over 6 000 new jobs of which 91% were filled by people aged 34 and under.
The Group’s bursaries are offered to matriculants applying to higher education institutions in South Africa as well as to students currently completing tertiary qualifications in programmes such as pharmacy, chartered accounting, logistics, IT and retail business management.
Candidates could qualify for a bursary of up to R70 000, depending on the course of study and institution, to assist with tuition, books and accommodation.
Additionally, each bursary is linked to a work-back agreement with the Group, giving students the boost they need to kick-start a great career.
Shoprite Group Bursary Information
The Shoprite Group offers bursaries of up to R70 000 per year to support students studying or intending to study scarce skills such as pharmacy, chartered accounting, supply chain management and logistics, as well as information technology and retail business management.
Shoprite’s bursaries provide not only financial assistance, but are linked to work-back agreements – ensuring job opportunities upon graduation.
Shoprite offers a range of exciting jobs at various offices around Africa, as well as a wide range of vacancies in store-environment positions. As a leading employer in South Africa, the Shoprite Group welcomes hard-working and passionate individuals to join us in becoming the best retailer in the world.
If you’re young, ambitious and serious about your future, our bursary opportunities will set you on the path to success.