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Apply for a bursary through Shoprite


16 March 2021

Registered university students with a 65% aggregate or higher are encouraged to apply.

Suzuki Ermelo (WEB) 22 September

The Shoprite Group offers bursaries for the 2022 academic year in accounting and IT, and applications for the Shoprite Group’s bursary programme are now open for the 2022 academic year. The bursaries offer students in the fields of accounting and information technology an unparalleled opportunity to further their studies - and then go on to work for Africa’s largest retailer. The Shoprite Group has thousands of stores under various brands in more than a dozen countries, and its employees are at the forefront of one of the continent’s most fast-paced and technologically advanced retail organisations. IT and accounting are two key elements that help power the Group, and its bursary programme has several benefits for students of both disciplines.

Upon graduation, accounting clerks will join a small, hands-on articles programme, where students can expect to receive individual attention, have a say in their rotation plan and exposure to many different fields, including buying, logistics, or IT. Article clerks also have the option to complete up to three electives, and may even work closely with the Group’s CFO. Importantly, the Group consistently achieves a high Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) pass rate. IT students will benefit from working within a highly innovative team - in recent years the Shoprite Group has implemented and pioneered various initiatives in the retail space.

These include virtual vouchers, Xtra Savings - South Africa’s fastest growing loyalty programme - and the hugely popular Sixty60 on-demand grocery delivery service. The practical experience gained through these work-back agreements is invaluable in an increasingly competitive work environment. 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 Applications for IT and Accounting bursaries are open from 1 March to 30 April 2021. Appearing on the photo is (f.l.t.r): Qayiya Kobese, Eslje De Wet, Dzhavhelo Mudau, Kayla Matthews and Mpilo Sicwebu.

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