Petra Diamonds Bursary South Africa 2022

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Petra Diamonds Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – PETRA DIAMONDS

Petra Diamonds Ltd, founded in 1997 by Adonis Pouroulis, is a diamond mining group with interests in 8 producing mines across Tanzania and South Africa, as well as a Botswana-based exploration programme. The companies goal has moved from exploration to production, making them one of Africa’s biggest independent diamond producers.

The company owns the Cullinan Diamond Mine, infamously known for producing the largest polished and rough diamond in the world.

In South Africa, Petra Diamonds operates 4 underground kimberlite diamond-producing mines, which include Finsch; Kimberley Underground; Cullinan and Koffiefontein.

Finsch Diamond Mine is situated in Lime Acres, a town 109km away from Kuruman and 160km away from Kimberley.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Finsch Diamond Mine, a part of Petra Diamonds, will be awarding bursaries to South African students who wish to pursue their careers in the mining sector and wish to make a positive contribution to the country.

Bursaries will be awarded within one of the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering
  • Geology

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION

The following expenses will be covered by the bursary award: tuition fees, accommodation, meals, cash and travel allowance.

Students will be required to take part in practical vacation work during the December and January holidays, and once graduated, work for Petra Diamonds for a period equal to their bursary award.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback within 30 days of the application deadline, please consider your application unsuccessful. Applicants will undergo pre-screening, profile testing, assessments, medical clearance, and security clearance as part of the recruitment and selection process. Selected applicants will also be required to attend a panel interview.

ELIGIBILITY 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):

  • South Africa citizen
  • Reside within the labour sending area of Kgatelopele
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or have been accepted to study within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or have been accepted to study full time at a recognized University or University of Technology
  • Achieved a minimum level 6 for Mathematics (NOT Mathematical Literacy) and Science in mid-year Grade 12 examinations
  • Achieved good tertiary academic results if currently studying at University or University of Technology
  • Achieved a minimum APS score of 35 for Engineering studies
  • Achieved a minimum APS score of 31 for other fields of study
  • *Preference will be given to children of permanent employees, as well as children on company scholarship programmes and students from local communities

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric final results, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full academic record to date, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof registered/ admission to a University or University of Technology (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Proof of residence

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: [email protected]
(Insert the words “Bursary – Geotechnical Engineering Degree” in the email subject line).

2) Fax: 053 385 2530

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Petra Diamonds directly:
Tel: 011 702 6900
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

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