Retailer offers bursaries to students
THE Shoprite Group’s
2018 bursary purse is not yet depleted and the retailer is calling for students to take advantage of the opportunity.
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 - depending on the course of study and institution - to assist with tuition, books and accommodation fees.
Each bursary is linked to a work-back agreement with the group, giving the students an ideal launch pad to start their working lives.
‘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,’ said the group in a statement.
‘In the past year, Shoprite created more than 6 000 new jobs, of which 91% were filled by people aged 34 and younger.’
The bursary programme last year supported 287 students’ tuition, translating to an investment of more than R16-million.
Bursaries are offered to both matriculants applying to higher education institutions in South Africa and students currently completing tertiary qualifications.
‘With almost 30% of South Africans aged
15 - 24 not currently in employment, education or training, the Shoprite Group is searching for bright, hardworking young people who require financial support in order to continue their postschool education.’