The BBD bursaries are awarded to talented individuals who have a great interest in the Information Technology or IT field. BBD believes in equal opportunity and has a diverse mix of men and woman from all races and cultures employed and they encourage this in their bursary program as well. They would like the very best talented candidates to apply that absolutely need the assistance.
Their bursary program pays certain costs for university study concerning tuition fees needed, prescribed books, residence, and meals, as well as including a monthly allowance. They mainly look at the financial need in addition to academic results when selecting and approving candidates.
BBD has the following fields of study available for bursary students to choose from:
Candidates applying for these bursaries will have to provide the following documentation as well:
Considerations will only be given on the basis of academic merit and financial need.
Candidates with disability and from a previously disadvantaged background will receive preference.
BBD also has a Learnership program and a Graduate Employment Program that students can have a look at if they are interested in either. Here is a quick overview of each.
BBD Learnership Opportunities
The company offers 2 openings in February each year and 2 in August. Candidates will receive a minimum wage monthly and the learnership program will run for a period of one year after which candidates will have a recognized qualification in IT. Candidates will receive an education in the classroom as well as in the workplace during this year.
The following requirements have to be met for students to apply:
BBD Graduate Employment Program
There are usually a limited number of vacancies available for this program and this gives candidates the opportunity to become full-time employees of BBD. Candidates in this program will receive accelerated training, mentorship and exposure to the work field thus guaranteeing a perfect start in their careers.
The following requirements have to be met to apply:
Candidates who would like bursaries online applications can do so via this link yearly. Please ensure all documents are in one of the following file formats and ready to be attached to your application form. Only DOC. – PDF. and TXT. Files will be accepted.
Closing date for bursary applications are yearly at the end of October and no late entries will be considered. If a candidate has not had any contact from BBD within a month after closing you have not qualified, as qualifying candidates will be contacted within that time frame.