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Retail corporation opens bursary applications for locals

Every year the group supports on average 300 students, at an investment of more than R17 million, with bursaries which cover tuition fees and on-campus accommodation.

The Shoprite Group is offering all-inclusive bursaries for the 2023 academic year to high-performing students enrolled for degrees in accounting, information technology, UI design, food science and more.

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Every year the group supports on average 300 students, at an investment of more than R17 million, with bursaries which cover tuition fees and on-campus accommodation.

Bursary holders also have access to Shoprite’s employee wellness programme which includes access to medical advice, counselling services, financial coaching, legal advice and more.

With a work-back agreement upon graduation, bursary holders are guaranteed employment and will benefit from invaluable practical experience and strong career growth prospects at the group, which is one of the continent’s most technologically-advanced retail organisations.

“With staggering youth unemployment levels, the Shoprite Group’s bursary programme gives highly motivated and ambitious students the best possible start to their careers,” said Lungile Koti, senior early careers talent specialist.

“We are looking to invest in youth that wants to grow and develop into the future leaders of our industry.”

Bursaries are available in the following fields of study and it is important to note that applicants should be in their particular year of study at the time of their application.

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• Accounting (second, third and fourth year)

• E-commerce: UI Design (second and third year)

• Food Sciences (second, third and fourth year)

• Information Technology (second and third year)

• Logistics and Supply Chain (third and fourth year)

• Pharmacy (first, second, third and fourth year)

• Retail Business Management (first, second and third year)

Registered university students with a 65% aggregate or higher are encouraged to apply for the group’s bursary programme by visiting the Bursary and Graduate Opportunities page on www.shopriteholdings.co.za by August 31, 2022.

 

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