Sho­prite bur­sary purse has not yet been de­pleted

Eyethu Baywatch - - SCHOOLS • EZEZIKOLE -

STU­DENTS cur­rently com­plet­ing ter­tiary qual­i­fi­ca­tions in pro­grammes such as phar­macy, char­tered ac­count­ing, sup­ply chain man­age­ment and lo­gis­tics, in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and re­tail busi­ness man­age­ment could still qual­ify for bur­saries of up to R70 000 to as­sist with tu­ition, books and ac­com­mo­da­tion fees through the Sho­prite Group bur­sary pro­gramme.

Each bur­sary is also linked to a work-back agree­ment with the Sho­prite Group, giv­ing stu­dents the boost they need to kick-start a great ca­reer.

In the past year, Sho­prite cre­ated over 6 000 new jobs of which 91% were filled by peo­ple aged 34 and un­der.

Last year this bur­sary pro­gramme paid for the stud­ies of 287 stu­dents, which trans­lated to an in­vest­ment of more than R16-mil­lion.

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.

With al­most 30% of South Africans aged 15 - 24 years not cur­rently in em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion or train­ing, the Sho­prite Group is search­ing for bright, hard-work­ing young peo­ple who re­quire fi­nan­cial support in order to con­tinue their post-school ed­u­ca­tion.

In­ter­ested stu­dents are en­cour­aged to visit shoprite­hold­ ca­reers for fur­ther ap­pli­ca­tion de­tails.

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