Thank you for your interest in the Transnet bursary scheme
Please note that the 2017 Transnet bursary applications closed on 31 July 2016. We do not accept late applications.
Please apply in 2017 between 01 May and 31 July for the 2018 academic year.
Wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavours.
Transnet is a focussed and integrated freight transport company which is essentially driven by five operating divisions
Transnet freight rail
Transnet national ports authority
Transnet port terminals
Transnet Group Capital
This list may vary depending on the needs of the company
Fields of study: B. Engineering
- Industrial (Ref no: 60000173)
- Metallurgy (physical) (Ref no: 60000170)
- Electrical (heavy current) (Ref no: 60000167)
- Electronic (Ref no: 60000171)
- Mechanical (Ref no: 60000169)
- Civil (Ref no: 60000175)
These operating divisions, supported by Company-wide specialist functions, give meaning to our philosophy of
"One Company, One Vision".
It is with pride that we announce that our business philosophy of "delivering freight reliably" not only applies to our business practices but also to you as one of our prospective future bursary holders. This aligns to address Transnet’s skills needs in support of the Transnet Market Demand Strategy.
We welcome the interest you have shown in Transnet as a prospective future employer and trust that we can, through our bursary scheme, assist you to make your dreams come true.
Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.
The comprehensive bursary covers the following:
Accommodation and meals
Students are allowed to study at a South African University of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.
After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates - based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level - will be invited to be interviewed. The interviews will take place in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.
The final selection and award is subjective to the following:
Satisfactory academic results
What will Transnet expect from me? (Contractual Obligations)
Students are required to render one year's service for every year of financial aid received from Transnet after acquiring the qualification.
Subjects failed must be repeated at student’s own cost. Termination of the bursary will be in consultation with the student and the training institution.
If the student fails to comply with the requirements of the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement.
The bursary will be renewed annually if the student’s academic performance is satisfactory.
Vacation work is available during June/July or December/January holidays.
The following information must be supplied:
Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility and must be paid for by the student with the allowance received.
Work Integrated Learning
University of Technology Students:
Transnet provides work integrated to students who have a completed S4 in-order to obtain the qualification in line with the requirements set by the training institution.