Mercedes-Benz is a leading automotive company founded in 1926 in Stuttgart, Germany. It started when one of the founders, Karl Benz, invented the first gasoline-powered car in 1886. But until 1926, it operated as Daimler-Benz as a division of Daimler AG.
Today, the company sells luxury cars, buses, coaches, and trucks around the world. In Africa, the company has its offices in East London, South Africa, and operates as Mercedes-Benz South Africa. The car company has plans to expand into other African regions in the near future.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary Programme 2024
Mercedes-Benz runs bursaries under the Mercedes-Benz Learning Academy. The academy was created to support local talent and skills in the Eastern Cape province. At the time of creation, it was the first non-racial institution in the South African automotive industry that was fully integrated.
The bursaries pay for the tuition cost and other expenses of students who are unable to afford education. Through the funding, the carmaker also increases the available talent pool in the country.
For the academic session 2023, here are the fields of study where the bursaries will be awarded:
- Business Studies – Sales, After-sales, Marketing and Communications
- Computer Engineering/ Information Technology/ Software Development etc.
- Finance/ Accounting
- Human Resources
- Law – Legal and Compliance
- Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineering
- Supply Chain/ Logistics
The bursary amount will be decided on a case by case basis and cover the following cost:
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation/Transport expenses
- Textbook cost
- Digital allowance
Bursars will get an opportunity to study at a University of their choice and work at the Work at Mercedes-Benz, Pretoria (Menlyn Maine) during their vacations. Along with that, they’ll have a chance to join the MBSA Graduate Development programme after completing their education.
Eligibility Criteria For The Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary
To be selected for the bursary programme, applicants would have to fulfill the eligibility criteria. These are laid out by the company to select the most suitable candidates for the bursary. Since the number of applicants often outnumber the funding available, company can’t award the bursaries to everyone. Therefore, always cross-check with the criteria before applying.
Here are the eligibility requirements for the Mercedes-Benz bursary programme:
- Must be a South African citizen or be in possession of a work visa or permit
- Must have completed Matriculation
- Must be pursuing a qualification in one of the fields of study mentioned above
- Must be studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
- Must be studying full-time and not part-time
- Must have scored at least 65% overall average in Matric
- Must have scored at least 65% at the tertiary level, if currently studying
- Must not be an employee of the Mercedes-Benz group of companies
Students with disabilities will get preference over others for bursary funding. The company will also employ psychometric tests to evaluate applicants and select the bursars.
How to Apply For The Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary?
Eligible candidates should move forward with the application process and consider applying for the bursary. It’s an easy process that’s done entirely online. This reduces time and burden. However, it’s vital for you to be diligent and attentive throughout the process. Incomplete or inaccurate submissions are discarded. Here are the steps involved in applying for the Mercedes-Benz South Africa bursary programme:
The first step is to complete the Mercedes-Benz South Africa online application form. Click on the ‘Apply for this job‘ to get started. You’d have to sign up and create an account. If you already have an account, login instead. Complete all the asked fields and complete your application. Make sure to fill in the correct details and don’t leave anything blank unless otherwise stated.
The next step is to submit the following documents necessary for this bursary:
- ID documents issued by a South African authority. Foreigners must provide proof of foreign national status (certified copies only)
- Grade 11 latest results and Matric latest results (certified copies only)
- If completed Matric, submit Matric certificate (certified copies only)
- Full academic record at the tertiary level (certified copies only)
- Updated CV
- Proof of disability, if applicable
Upload all the documents and submit your application.
Closing Date Of The Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary
The Mercedes-Benz South Africa bursary is currently open, and the last date to apply for it is 26 January 2024.
Contact Details Of The Bursar
For more details regarding the bursary, contact Koketso Dineo Mookeletsi at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org.’
If the bursary has already been closed, please do not make any queries if the bursary is closed. View our other bursaries open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/