Sappi Bursary 2019 – 2020

About Sappi

Sappi was founded in South Africa in 1936 as paper producer for newsprint, business papers, packaging ang specialty paper industries. The company also manufactures dissolving wood pulp (DWP), which are used to create viscose fibre for fashionable clothing and textiles, acetate tow, pharmaceutical products and consumer and household products. Sappi develops products to meet the demand for newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers, packaging and speciality papers and tissue products for household, business, medical and industrial use in the country.

The company’s South African headquarters are located in Johannesburg, which manages the sub-divisions of Sappi ForestsSappi Paper and Paper Packaging, and Sappi Specialised Cellulose.

Sappi Bursaries

Sappi encourages bright students to join the company’s bursary opportunities to support young South Africans with their studies in line with real-world business needs. The bursary is open to Engineering and Forestry qualifications.

The following fields of study are accepted for the bursary:

  • BSc Electrical Engineering
  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Forestry, or
  • National Diploma in Forestry.

Latest university results will be considered for undergraduate students and preference will be given to applicants with an average of 75% and above in Mathematics and Physical Science.

Sappi Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizens
  • 18 – 25 years old
  • Average of 70-80% in Mathematics, 70-80% in Physical Science and 65% in English
  • Acceptance confirmation at the university
  • Students pursuing BSc Electrical Engineering, BSc Chemical Engineering, MSc Mechanical Engineering, BSc Forestry or National Diploma in Forestry

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and fill up the Sappi Bursary Application Form (pdf).
  2. Submit the following documents to [email protected]:
    • Updated CV
    • Cover letter
    • Grade 12 (mid-year) results, matric certificate and any other academic qualifications you may have
    • Academic Records (if already at university)
    • Proof of your registration at an academic institution
    • Copy of South African ID
    • Proof of income or an affidavit stating your total household income
  3. Send your complete applications to either of the following methods:
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Post: Manager: Young Talent Human Resources, Sappi Southern Africa Limited, PO Box 31560 Braamfontein 2001
    • Hand In: Sappi HR Department at 108 Oxford Road Rosebank Johannesburg 2196 South Africa

Shortlisted candidates will go through the interview process and will be required to complete psychometric assessments.

Opening and Closing Date

Applications for Sappi bursaries are usually open from 01 June to 30 September every year.

Contact Details

Sappi Southern Africa Limited
Address: 108 Oxford Road Rosebank Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
Post: PO Box 31560 Braamfontein 2001
Email: [email protected]

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