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Transnet bursary applications

Transnet is a focused and integrated freight transport company, which is essentially driven by five operating divisions Transnet Freight Rail, Transnet Rail Engineering, Transnet National Ports Authority, Transnet Port Terminals and Transnet Pipelines. These operating divisions supported by company-wide specialist functions give meaning to our philosophy of "One Company, One Vision".

Our business philosophy of “delivering on our commitment to you” not only applies to our business practices but also to you as one of our prospective future bursary holders.

Transnet Group CE, Transnet Limited, Transnet full-time bursaries, Full-time undergraduate/diploma studies, Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Who can apply?

All South African citizens who meet the entry requirements of the relevant tertiary institutions and the chosen field of study. Application forms are available here on the website as an online application form, or download the Adobe Acrobat PDF form which can be printed and filled in, or from the Transnet Bursary section.

Bursary Office Address
Room 4206
Carlton Centre
150 Commissioner Street
Johannesburg
Tel 011 308 2799
Fax 011 774 9235
Toll free 0800 601 226

Students are allowed to study at a university or university of technology (technikon) of their own choice, which offers the relevant fields of study.

The closing date for applications is 31 July for each academic year.

Bursary value

The comprehensive bursary covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book allowance
  • Computer – if a requirement from the 2nd year
  • Experiential training/vocational work
Fields of study

This list may vary depending on the needs of the company:

  • B.Eng N.Dip
  • Industrial Industrial Eng.
  • Electrical Electrical Eng.
  • Electronic Electronical Eng.
  • Mechanical Mechanical Eng.
  • Civil Civil Eng
  • Electro-Mech
  • Metallurgy
Selection

After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates - based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level - will be invited, to be interviewed. The interviews will take place at Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

The final selection and award is subjective to: Interview, satisfactory academic results and medical fitness.

Contractual obligations

University bursars:
University students are required to render one year of service for every year of financial aid received from Transnet after acquiring the qualification.

Subjects failed must be repeated at student’s own cost. Termination of the bursary will be in consultation with the student and the training institution.

If the student fails to comply with the requirements of the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement
The bursary will be renewed annually if the student’s progress is satisfactory.

University of Technology bursars:

University of Technology (Technikon) students who are selected for Work Integrated Learning will be required to serve the company for one year.

Subjects failed must be repeated at student’s own cost. Termination of the bursary will be in consultation with the student and the training institution. If the student fails to comply with the requirements of the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement.

The bursary will be renewed annually if the student’s progress is satisfactory.

Work-integrated learning

Transnet provides work integrated learning and vocational work to obtain the qualification in line with the requirements set by the training institution. The students are remunerated according to their academic status.

Vacation work

Vacation work is available during June/July or December/January holidays. Students must apply at least one month prior, to enable the bursary department to make the necessary arrangements in collaboration with the line people where they have been allocated to.

The following information must be supplied: Required period, preferred location, academic level, copy of identity document, bank details.

Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility and must be paid for by the student with the allowance received.