SHOPRITE BURSARIES SOUTH AFRICA 2021 – 2022

Each year, the Shoprite Group award bursaries to deserving students in various fields of study.

For the 2021/ 2022 academic year, Shoprite are inviting students pursuing studies in these fields to apply for the bursary programme:

Pharmacy (BPharm)

Retail Business Management (Diploma)

Pharmacy bursary: 20 registered university students, in their 1st or 2nd year of study, will be selected to receive a bursary award. Bursary recipients will gain exposure of various aspects of the companies Pharmaceutical division, as well as learn about the main retail business and MediRite Pharmacies in Checkers, Checker Hyper, and Shoprite stores.
Retail Business Management bursary: 60 registered university students, in their 2nd or 3rd year of study, will be selected to receive a bursary award. Bursary recipients will be guaranteed a position in Africa’s biggest grocery product distributor after graduation, in an exciting retail management position.

MORE ABOUT THE SHOPRITE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SERVICE CONTRAC & SELECTION

The bursary aims to provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed books and an allowance for accommodation (the coverage value ranges from R30 000 to R60 000, depending on the course of study and institution).
There is a mandatory work-back requirement – for every year that you are covered by the bursary programme, you will work at Shoprite for the equal amount of time.

Please note that internal candidates will receive first consideration before external applications are reviewed (per Shoprite’s Employment Equity goals).
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive feedback within 30 days, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SHOPRITE 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):
Pharmacy students:

You must be a South African citizen

You must be no older than 27 years old

You must have completed Matric

You must be studying towards a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree qualification

You must be in your 1st or 2nd year of study

You must be studying at a recognised and accredited university in South Africa

You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65%

You must be passionate about Health Care in the Retail Industry

Retail Business Management students:

You must be a South African citizen

You must be no older than 27 years old

You must have completed Matric

You must be studying towards a Retail Business Management Diploma qualification

You must be in your 2nd or 3rd year of study

You must be studying at a recognised and accredited university in South Africa

You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SHOPRITE BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online via the Shoprite career portal:
Shoprite Pharmacy Bursary
(Reference number: SHO210430-2)
Shoprite Retail Business Management Bursary
(Reference number: SHO210430-1)

You will first be required to Register an account before you can Login and apply.

Please note: applications received via email will NOT be accepted – all applications must be submitted online only.
You may be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation when applying online (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

ID document (certified copy)

Matric certificate (certified copy)

Full tertiary academic record (on institutes letterhead)

CLOSING DATE FOR THE SHOPRITE BURSARY

30 June 2021.
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE SHOPRITE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Shoprite Holdings directly:
Email: Bursary@shoprite.co.za

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