The department of correctional services sets available different bursaries each year for unemployed South African citizens. With this, they aim to decrease the number of unemployed citizens as well as cater for their future needs when it comes to personnel. With this retention and employment strategy, they hope to attract capable candidates with high values that are eager to learn. They offer stability and opportunity for growth within their departments to all successful employees.
If you see yourself as a go-getter and someone who can be responsible as well as live up to your expectations then the Department of Correctional services might just be looking for you. They have a wide range of bursaries available each year into many fields of study for candidates wanting to improve their conditions.
The Department of Correctional Services bursaries include the following for successful candidates:
Upon acceptance of a bursary, the candidate must also be ready to enter into a service agreement and prepared to do counter-service where ever the department has a need for your skills.
The bursaries each year differ somewhat as to the need that arises within the Department of Correctional services but we have compiled a list of the most frequent bursaries they had available for you to consider. For more information, it is recommended that you visit their web page here for currently available bursaries.
The fields available are as follow:
Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a bursary:
If you are currently a full-time undergraduate or post-graduate student you can also apply for a bursary.
Candidates are required to complete the application form fully. Your application form must be accompanied by the following certified copies of these documents as many as you have available:
Application forms need to be collected from the different branches as stated underneath; they will NOT be posted or faxed to anyone. Applications that are incomplete, e-mailed or faxed back will also NOT be considered; please hand in your completed form with needed documentation to the office where you collected the forms from. Certified copies should not be older than three months to be valid.
Bursaries online application is not available but candidates can download the application form here.
The completed application form with all relevant documentation should be handed into the office as mentioned above by the beginning of July each year. This date may also differ depending on the bursaries available and the Department of Correctional services requirements so please enquire upon the final date when you collect your forms.
Only successful candidates will be contacted and further correspondence will be entered into.