Palabora Mining Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020
ABOUT THE COMPANY – PALABORA MINING
Palabora Mining Company Limited, established in 1956, is a publicly traded mining company which operates underground and open-pit mines. PMC’s mines produce copper and byproducts, including precious metals from sulfuric acid; nickel sulfate; anode slimes; vermiculite and magnetite. In fact, their open cast mine is the widest man-made hole in Africa, at nearly 2 000 meters in width.
Over and above the companies mining efforts, Palabora maintains subsidiaries in Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States for marketing vermiculite.
The JSE listed company is headquartered in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa and is the countries sole producer of refined copper. 57% of the companies stock is owned by the Rio Tinto Group (international mining conglomerates); while 17% is owned by Anglo American PLC and the remaining 26% is a public float.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED, COVERAGE VALUE & SERVICE CONTRACT
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
The bursary will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, accommodation at university residence (or accommodation allowance), personal allowance: R5 000 for university students & R4 000 for university of technology students.
Students will be required to undertake vacation work during university holidays, as specified by Palabora Mining. And on completion of their studies, students are required to partake in a service contract with Palabora Mining.
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):
- South African citizen
- Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
- Achieved a minimum “C” symbol for Matric Science and Mathematics
- Intend on studying in one of the aforementioned fields of study
- Will undertake studies at a recognised University or University of Technology within South Africa
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Students who meet the above minimum eligibility criteria, can apply electronically via email to: Learnership.Bursary@palabora.co.za
(Insert the words “Palabora Mining Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application email (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy of)
- Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric
- Proof of registration/ acceptance at University or University of Technology
- Curriculum Vitae
- Covering letter/ motivational letter
31 August 2018.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Palabora Mining directly:
The Bursary Committee
Tel: 015 780 2911 / 015 780 2021
Email: Learnership.Bursary@palabora.co.za / firstname.lastname@example.org
Phalaborwa Mining Company Ltd
P O Box 65