The Shoprite Group's bursary programme is now open for application for the 2022 and 2023 academic years in the fields of accounting, food sciences and information technology (IT). The programme is an opportunity to further their studies - and then go on to work for the African retailer.
IT, accounting and food sciences help power the Group. The bursary programme has several benefits for students in these disciplines.
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This environment of rapid innovation is particularly well-suited to IT students who thrive in an environment where complex problem solving is the norm.
Shoprite holds accreditation as a training office with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and accounting clerks will join a small, hands-on articles programme. Students can expect to receive individual attention, have a say in their rotation plan and exposure to many different fields, including buying, logistics, or IT. Article clerks have the option to complete up to three electives.
Students studying Food Sciences have an opportunity to work with the Shoprite and Checkers supermarket teams on fresh foods, product development and fresh produce.
The practical experience gained through these work-back agreements is invaluable in an increasingly competitive work environment.
Registered university students with a 65% aggregate or higher are encouraged to apply for the Group’s bursary programme by visiting the bursary page
Applications for IT, Accounting and Food Sciences bursaries are open from 1 February to 30 April 2022. Retail Business Management, Pharmacy and Supply Chain bursary applications will open in July 2022.