Group 5 Bursaries

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Engineering bursaries offering tuition, work experience, and mentorship for students who have already successfully completed their 1st year of study.

Group 5 is a construction, concessions and manufacturing company with core businesses in the mining, power, oil and gas, industrial, water, real estate, and transportation industries. The company came into being in 1974, with a listing on the JSE following the merger of five companies. The company employs approximately 10,000 people and has operations in 30 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The company’s global expansions began in 1998.

Group 5 is considered to be one of the top 10 most empowered companies in South Africa as rated by the Financial Mail. The group’s BEE transaction was finalised in 2005 when 26.1% ownership of the company was made available to Black employees, iLima consortium and the Mvelaphanda Group Limited. The company currently holds a level 2 BBBEE certification.

The company has worked on major projects in its 40 year history, most recently completing construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s’ Hospital in located in Parktown. Other notable projects include the Kusile Power Station; the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project; construction of the King Shaka Airport in KZN; and the Nasrec Metrorail infrastructure that serviced the FNB Stadium during the FIFA World Cup in 2010.

Group 5 Bursary Program Overview

Group 5’s bursary programme recruits students who are already in university and studying towards their engineering qualifications.

The role of the company’s bursaries is to provide candidates with practical working experience within one of the company’s divisions. The bursary programme seeks applicants who have shown consistently good performance throughout their studies.

Candidates can be registered at a university of their choice. Students enrolled in a university of technology are also able to apply provided that they are registered for a National Diploma.

Bursary Benefits

The bursary programme covers tuition fees. Upon earning their qualification, bursary recipients join the Graduate Development Programme, and will have the opportunity to work on local and international projects, based on availability.

Students will have a network of support throughout their studies, with mentorship and guidance by senior managers and career coaches.

Qualifications Covered

Group 5 offers opportunities for students studying for a BSc or BTech in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering; Quantity Surveying; and Construction Management.

Application Process

Group 5 advertises available bursary programmes on the career portal of their website in December.. Applications close at the end of January, prior to the beginning of the new academic year.

Students who wish to apply must complete the application form online, providing their most recent academic transcript as well as a CV and copy of their ID. only successful applicants will be contacted within 30 days of the application closing date.

Group 5 was named one of the Certified Top Employers in 2016.

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Application Due Date
31 January 2018


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