Weir Minerals Africa Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – WEIR
The Weir Group plc, a multinational engineering company, was formed in 1871 by brothers George and James Weir and was originally known as “G. & J. Weir Ltd”. The Weir brothers produced many groundbreaking inventions in pumping equipment, which today are well known for their use as boiler feedwater pumps, and for ship’s auxiliary equipment such as evaporators.
Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, the company have operations all across the globe, including in the following countries: Africa (South Africa; Namibia; Botswana; Mozambique; Zambia; Tanzania; Morocco; Ghana), Europe (United Kingdom; Italy; Germany; France; Netherlands; Denmark; Finland; Sweden; Spain; Portugal; Hungary; Czech Republic; Russia; Romania; Turkey; Poland; Azerbaijan), Australia, China, India, Asia (Philippines; Malaysia; Indonesia; Singapore; Mongolia; South Korea), North America (United States; Canada), South America (Mexico; Brazil; Peru; Argentina; Colombia; Chile) and the Middle East (Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates).
Today Weir is involved in the Mining; Aggregates and Oil & Gas markets.
ABOUT THE WEIR BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
Weir Minerals Africa are inviting 1st year Engineering students, to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year. Weir will be awarding bursaries, only for studies within these fields:
- Chemical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: full tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation and a monthly allowance. Bursary recipients will also have the opportunity to take part in 6 to 8 weeks of vacation work each year.
MORE ABOUT THE WEIR BURSARY PROGRAMME – RENEWABILITY, SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION
Bursaries are awarded for 1 academic year at a time and are renewable each year based on satisfactory academic performance.
Once students have graduated, they will be required to work for Weir for a period equal to the period of funding received.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 21 days of the closing date – if you do not receive feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WEIR BURSARY
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):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must have completed Matric
- You must be studying full-time, towards one of the aforementioned Engineering qualifications
- You must be currently in the 1st year of study
- You must be studying at a recognised University in South Africa
- You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% or the “C” symbol
- You must be computer literate and able to work in Microsoft Office
- You must have good planning and organisation skills
- You must be adaptable and flexible
- You must cope well under pressure
- Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE WEIR BURSARY
Students who meet all of the above eligibility criteria can apply by submitting clear copies of the following documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Full academic record/ transcripts (on university letterhead)
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae
Please note: there is no application form to complete, only the above 3 documents must be submitted.
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “Weir Minerals Bursary Application” in the email subject line).
CLOSING DATE FOR THE WEIR BURSARY
20 September 2021.
(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 T&T Academy (the bursary administrators for Weir Minerals) directly:
Tel: 011 056 4774 / 011 549 5653
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org