SAPREF Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021
ABOUT THE COMPANY – SAPREF
SAPREF was formed as a joint venture between 2 companies, namely Shell SA Refining and BP Southern Africa. They are the biggest crude oil refinery across Southern Africa, processing around 24 000 tons crude each day, with a refining capacity of approximately 8.5 million tons per annum.
They are situated in Durban and manufacture various petroleum products, including diesel; petrol; liquid petroleum gas; aviation fuel; marine fuel oil; solvents; base oil and paraffin. The refinery has been operating for over 50 years, when the SAPREF refinery building works commenced in 1960.
The company is a Level 2 BBBEE contributor and employ around 700 permanent staff members. Their major stakeholders are made up of the surrounding communities; shareholders; customers; contractors; suppliers; trade unions; non-governmental organisations; direct workforce; indirect workforce and authorities.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
The bursary will be awarded within the following fields:
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
The bursary will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, accommodation in university residence, textbooks and practical work experience determined by the university.
MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION PROCESS
Bursary recipients will be required to work for SAPREF during their holidays, allowing students to gain invaluable practical working experience and to familiarise themselves with the company.
Once students have completed their studies, they may also be required to take up full-time employment at SAPREF for a period of time equal to that of the bursary award.
Bursary applicants will take part in a series of panel interviews and tests before selection is complete.
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
- Achieved an exemption in Matric
- Enrolled (or have been accepted to study) in one of the aforementioned fields of study at a recognized university in South Africa
- Studying full-time towards their selected degree qualification
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Students who meet the above minimum eligibility requirements, can apply in writing to:
The Recruitment Advisor
P O Box 26312
*Please mark your application as follows: “SAPREF Bursary Application – Your Full Name”
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- Covering letter
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Proof of university acceptance (on tertiary letterhead) OR latest university results (on tertiary letterhead)
31 August 2018.
(Applications are open between May and August each year)
(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 SAPREF directly:
Tel: 031 480 1911