Mercedes prides themselves in their commitment to investing in the future. They are committed to advancing the skills and knowledge of their people, and this is what makes them unique as well as successful! Employment equity is a serious thing, thus, they ensure a multiplicity of employees within all levels of business.
The Mercedes Benz Bursary program includes financial support for the following:
- Registration fees
- Class fees
- Accommodation fees at the Institute of Higher Learning
- Prescribed book or learning material fees
- Examination fees
The Mercedes bursary are designed to help candidates reach their full potential. Besides the financial aid, candidates could also have the opportunity for vacation work. Candidates may be asked to sign an employment contract with the company, for a period as is deemed required.
What Offers The Mercedes Benz Bursary?
If you are planning to study in one of the following directions, Mercedes bursaries may just be what you need. These fields of study may change yearly, it will depend on the need within the company.
Fields of study made available with Mercedes:
- Supply and Procurement
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronic Engineering
- Electrical Engineering – light current
- Electrical Engineering – heavy current
- Human Resources
- Business Management
- Retail Management
- General Stream
Requirements for the Mercedes Benz Bursary
If you would like to apply for this bursary, candidates must adhere to all requirements, and choose to study in one of the fields made available each year. Candidates studying within one of the fields required may also apply for a bursary.
To study in the fields mentioned, candidates must have the following:
- Must currently be studying within one of the fields mentioned
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th-year students (65% average or higher is advantage)
- Grade 12 level of education with great merits on HG
- Grade 12 with Physical Science / Mathematics / Accounting (on HG is advantage)
- Must be a South Africa citizen
- Possess a valid South African ID
- Parents or guardians ID documentation
- Proof of parent or guardian’s income
- Proof of financial need
- Must be able to use own initiative and be innovative
- Must have great communication skills
- Must be able to solve problems
- Must work well within a team environment, as well as individually
- Must show integrity
Ensure you attach all appropriate certified documents to your application, as well as a curriculum vitae. The curriculum vitae ought to reflect your aptitude, proficiencies along with your capability and interests. Additional requests may be required, however, more information will be made available to positive candidates. Please note that unfinished submissions will not be considered.
Application Process For the Mercedes Bursary
Mercedes offers their bursary online and you can be it via their website:
They have bursaries for Pretoria and also for East London. Interested candidates can select the name under the bursaries tab on the left side of the screen and then apply online by scrolling down and clicking ‘Upload CV’.
Once you have done this you will be re-directed to another page, here you will select the tab that indicates ‘MBSA Bursary Application’. Candidates are directed to carefully read all questions and complete the application as honest and full as possible, before selecting ‘Apply’.
Mercedes promises to build on their investment, caring for their people and they are noticing the abilities they hold. Mercedes finds that their competitive edge is due to the company’s employment of greatly talented individuals while ensuring optimum standards for their employees. Their workforce includes the acknowledgment of each successful candidate, recognizing their effort within all situations thus leading to success.
Please include your latest school results and a certified copy of your ID, as well as your Curriculum Vitae. Candidates must also please note that these files must be in the smallest size possible, thus ensuring they will be uploaded.
Mercedes Bursary Closing Date
Applications closing date is usually around October every year. Applicants will be contacted that make the short-list and an interview scheduled. Candidates who show an excellent academic and leadership potential will be looked at first. So please remember to add a cover letter stating all your extra-mural activities, desires, accomplishments and future ideals.
If you meet all requirements as set out and would love to apply for a bursary from Mercedes, you may do so once applications are open. Good luck to all candidates!