The Shoprite Group invites high-performing students to apply for its bursary programme for the 2023 and 2024 academic years.
Students enrolled for degree studies in Criminology, Accounting, Information Technology, Retail Business Management, Food Science and more can now apply for funding by visiting the Group’s careers page before 30 September 2023.
The comprehensive bursary programme includes tuition fees, on-campus accommodation, a grocery allowance and guaranteed employment upon graduation.
In the last financial year, the Group spent over R16 million on its bursary programme, which funded 206 students.
As the largest private sector employer in South Africa, the retailer is one of the top graduate employers of choice in the country and its bursary programme has been a pathway to career success for many students in various disciplines within the retail sector. As a leader in retail innovation, the Group aims to nurture young talent and grow them into future industry leaders.
“The Shoprite Group funded my honours degree, and I was offered an apprenticeship when I completed my studies. Now I’m a Functional Analyst within the Group’s technology division, Shoprite Technology. To be part of the team that drives tech innovations for Africa’s largest retailer is nothing short of amazing,” says Albert Kopakae (24) from Ventersdorp.
“What I appreciate most about the Shoprite Group’s bursary programme is the support that they give you as a new graduate,” says Amelia Veldschoen. The 23-year-old Pretoria native was in the second year of her BCom Supply Chain Management degree at the University of Pretoria when she was awarded a Shoprite bursary. She is now working at the Group’s Centurion
Distribution Centre (DC) – the largest retail distribution centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
“I was given a chance to explore different parts of the business – from the DC to stores. After five months of training, I was appointed as Store Replenisher – a position that has made me realise the impact of supply chain efficiency.
“We may be a grocery retailer, but our core purpose is to put food on South Africa’s tables. Replenishers play an important role in ensuring that the customer has access to what they need. I’m proud to be part of a team that makes such an impact on people’s lives every single day,” says Veldschoen.
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