Eskom, Africa’s largest producer of electricity, is offering different types of bursary schemes to South African candidates who intend to further their skills and education at recognized higher education institutions. With steadily expanding industrial, commercial and mining activities, and an ever-present need for competent, skilled workers within the industry, Eskom’s bursary schemes assist in educating/training hopeful applicants.
Apart from merely growing its own workforce and meeting its business objectives, Eskom’s goal is to educate the people of South Africa, resulting in national benefits such as empowerment, productivity, and an overall improved lifestyle. Those who have the drive to further educate themselves and work toward a better future but lack the finances or means to do so should jump at this type of opportunity.
What sets Eskom’s bursary scheme apart from others is the fact that bursaries are applicable not only to universities but also technikons and FETs (Further Education and Training). Below is a comprehensive list of which fields of study candidates can enter into.
Universities (successful completion of studies result in a degree):
Technikons / Universities of Technology (successful completion of studies result in P1 and P2 National Diplomas):
Safety and Risk
FETs (successful completion of studies result in qualification as an artisan):
Fitters and Turners
Power Plant Operators
Control and Instrumentation
Bursaries are only granted for undergraduate studies, not postgraduate studies.
Requirements for Application
Individuals who wish to apply will have to meet a certain set of requirements in order to be considered for the any of the three Eskom bursaries available:
Must be a South African citizen with a valid ID number
Must hold a National Senior Certificate or its equivalent
Must have written proof of acceptance for admission by an accredited South African higher education institution (for full-time studies)
In order to study at a university, applicants must have taken English, Physical Science, and Mathematics at school; the minimum grades obtained for all three subjects must be either C (HG) in the old symbol system or a 5 in the new symbol system.