Gibela Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023

Gibela Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023

ABOUT THE COMPANY – GIBELA

Gibela Bursary South Africa | Gibela, a joint South African and French railway rolling stock manufacturer, was established as an association between Ubumbano Rail, Alstom and New Africa Rail. Within the fully black-empowered company, Alstom currently owns majority shares of the company and control 61%, while Ubumbano Rail controls 30% and New Africa Rail 9% stakes.

In 2013, Gibela was assigned the task of replacing the old metro fleet with a new modern service. Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) instructed them to deliver into the South African rail network, 600 modern commuter passenger trains, over the course of 10 years.
 

ABOUT THE GIBELA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Gibela is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries are available for University, University of Technology and TVET College studies, within the following fields of study:

 

TVET students:

  • Boiler-makers
  • Control and instrumentation technicians
  • Electricians
  • Fitters and Turners
  • Mechanics
  • Millwrights
  • Pattern-makers
  • Plumbers
  • Vehicle-builders
  • Welders

University and University of Technology students:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Supply Chain

 

MORE ABOUT THE GIBELA BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE, RENEWAL & SELECTION

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses:
TVET students: full tuition fees and a book allowance.
University and University of Technology students: full tuition fees, accommodation and meals.

Bursaries are granted for one year at a time and are renewed each year based on satisfactory academic performance.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by 26 March 2022 at the latest, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GIBELA BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
TVET students:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of level 4 for Mathematics, Science and English in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification, in one of the fields listed above, in 2022
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognized and accredited Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record and be able to show potential for academic success
  • You must be in financial need
  • Current N3 and N4 students are welcome to apply

University and University of Technology students:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of level 6 for Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum of result level 5 for English in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification, in one of the fields listed above, in 2022
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record and be able to show potential for academic success
  • You must be in financial need
  • Current 1st and 2nd year students are welcome to apply

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GIBELA BURSARY

Students who meet the minimum eligibility criteria, can apply by submitting copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copies)
  • Short Curriculum Vitae
  • TVET students: proof of acceptance for admission from a TVET institution in South Africa (on letterhead)
  • University and University of Technology students: proof of acceptance from a University or University of Technology in South Africa (on letterhead)

Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of above documents to apply.
 

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
– Email: gibelabursaries@communityrail.co.za

– Fax: 086 246 2666
 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE GIBELA BURSARY

15 February 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE GIBELA BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Gibela directly:
Email: gibelabursaries@communityrail.co.za

Contact person: Thenjiwe-Molly Mahlangu (Human Resources)
Tel: 010 600 0651
Email: recruitment1@gibela-rail.com

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