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Gibela: Bursary Programme 2021

Gibela invites suitable applicants Bursary Programme for 2021.

Location: South Africa
Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Gibela, a joint South African and French railway rolling stock manufacturer, was established as an association between Ubumbano Rail, Alstom and New Africa Rail. Within the fully black-empowered company, Alstom currently owns majority shares of the company and control 61%, while Ubumbano Rail controls 30% and New Africa Rail 9% stakes.

Fields of Study:

TVET students:

  • Boiler-makers
  • Control and instrumentation technicians
  • Electricians
  • Fitters and turners
  • Mechanics
  • Millwrights
  • Pattern-makers
  • Vehicle-builders
  • Welders

University and University of Technology students:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Supply Chain

Coverage, Selection & Renewability:

TVET students: the bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: full tuition fees and a book allowance
University and University of Technology students: the bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: full tuition fees, accommodation, meals and a book allowance.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by 10 February 2021 at the latest, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Bursaries are granted for one year at a time and are renewed each year based on satisfactory academic performance.

Requirements

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):
TVET students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric with a minimum of level 4 for Mathematics, Science and English
  • Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned field of study
  • Studying or accepted to study at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution in South Africa
  • Current N3/ N4 students are welcome to apply
  • Strong academic record
  • In financial need

University and University of Technology students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric with a minimum of level 6 for Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting, and a minimum of level 5 for English
  • Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned field of study
  • Studying or accepted to study at a University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • Current 1st and 2nd year students are welcome to apply
  • Strong academic record
  • In financial need

How to apply

Students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria, can apply by submitting copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copies)
  • Short Curriculum Vitae
  • TVET students: proof of acceptance for admission from a University or University of Technology in South Africa (on letterhead)
  • University and University of Technology students: proof of acceptance for admission from a TVET institution in South Africa (on letterhead)

Documentation must be submitted in one of the following ways: Email: gibelabursaries@communityrail.co.za or Fax: 086 246 2666

Enquiries: For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Gibela directly: Email: gibelabursaries@communityrail.co.za, fax: 086 246 2666 Contact person: Thenjiwe-Molly Mahlangu (Talent Acquisition Manager), Tel: 010 600 0651 or Email: recruitment1@gibela-rail.com