Weir Group is a Scottish company involved in various engineering services around the world. It offers industrial products to businesses in sectors ranging from Conventional power to Nuclear power to mining.
Set up in 1871 by the Weir brothers (James and George Weir), it has built a strong presence in South Africa and neighbouring countries like Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.
Today, the company operates primarily in the oil and gas and mining markets.
The Weir Minerals Africa Bursary Programme 2022
The company sponsors certain students every year who are in need of financial assistance to complete their education.
For the academic year 2022, Weir will award bursaries to students who are interested in the following fields:
The bursary will pay for the following expenses incurred by the student:
Full tuition cost
There will also be a monthly allowance for all eligible students. Furthermore, students will have to engage in 6 to 8 months of vacation work every year to enhance their skills.
The amount isn’t paid in full at once. Instead, it’s renewed each year based on the academic performance of the previous year. So if the performance is found to be insufficient, the bursary coverage might be cancelled.
After completing bursary-funded education, students will have to work for Weir for a period equal to when they received the funding. This is part of their “Graduate Development Framework” that prepares college graduates for the workforce.
Before receiving the funding, bursars will have to sign a contract agreeing to the above requirements.
The Weir bursary is open to all. But to be selected, you need to fulfill the eligibility criteria. Weir receives thousands of applications each year. So it selects the candidates based on several factors, of which eligibility requirements are a part.
Here are the eligibility criteria for Weir bursary 2022:
Must be a South African citizen
Must have completed Matriculation
Must be studying full-time towards a degree in the aforementioned field of studies
Must be currently in the first year of the degree programme
Must be studying at a recognized South African institution
Must have an overall average of no less than 60% or “C” symbol
Should be proficient in computer and be able to work in Microsoft Office
Must demonstrate good planning and organisation skills
Must adapt to the situation and be flexible with their approach
Must work under pressure
If you fulfill all the criteria, apply for the bursary. But fulfilling all the criteria doesn’t guarantee selection. It’s up to the selection committee to make the final decision.
How to Apply?
The application process for the Weir bursary programme is pretty straightforward. Once you see the advert for the bursary and you’re eligible, you can apply for it.
You need to submit certain documents first. Here are those documents:
Full academic transcripts (on university letterhead)
Updated Curriculum Vitae
Unlike other bursaries, you’re not required to submit an application form or create an online account. The bursary provider will match your documents with the details available at the university you’re studying.
Once you’ve compiled the above documents, scan them and send them to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. For the subject field, insert the phrase “Weir Minerals Bursary.”
The last date to apply for the bursary is 20 September 2021. Applications submitted past this date will be rejected. The bursary provider will contact you within 21 days after the closing date. If you do not hear back in that time period, consider your application as rejected. And the decision will be deemed final.
Weir has partnered up with T&T Academy to serve as the bursary administration. So you need to contact them with your queries at the following: