Mercedes-Benz Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

ABOUT THE COMPANY – MERCEDES-BENZ

Mercedes-Benz, founded by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler in 1926 as “Daimler-Benz”, is a division of Daimler AG, a German company. The global automobile manufacturing company is well-known for its luxurious vehicles, coaches, buses and lorries.

Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the companies history actually dates back to 1886 when Karl Benz’s “Benz Patent-Motorwagen” was considered the first gasoline-powered automobile.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Mercedes-Benz bursary programme aims to fund high achieving student who lack necessary funds to support their own studies. Bursaries will be awarded to students within the following fields:
Centurion students:

Engineering
Computer Engineering
Information Technology
Finance
Accounting
Human Resources
Marketing
Supply Chain
Logistics
Procurement
Legal
Compliance
Corporate Affairs

East London students:

Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Metallurgy Engineering
Computer Engineering
Information Technology
Finance
Accounting
Human Resources
Supply Chain
Logistics

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & OTHER OPPPORTUNITIES

The bursary award will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, food and prescribed textbooks.

Students will be required to work at the Mercedes-Benz in Centurion/ East London during the holidays. Once graduated, bursary recipients are also able to join the MBSA Graduate Development programme.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to take part in psychometric assessments. If you have not received any feedback on your application by 31 January 2020 (Centurion students) or 29 February 2020 (East London students), please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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):

South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
Completed Matric or currently in Matric
Studying or intend on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
Studying or intend on studying at a recognised South African University of your choice
Achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Matric, if not yet at tertiary level
Achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for the first semester, if currently at tertiary level
Engineering students: must have achieved distinctions for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric
NOT an employee of the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Group of Companies
*Preference will be given to students from the Eastern Cape province
*Preference will be given to students currently enrolled or studying in their 1st or 2nd year

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Applications must be done online at:
Centurion students: https://daimler.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=MER0000PNO&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00&tzname=Africa%2FJohannesburg
East London students: https://daimler.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=MER0000PN7&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00&tzname=Africa%2FJohannesburg

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

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

ID document (certified copy)
Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
Latest full tertiary results, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
Curriculum Vitae (preferably in pdf format)

CLOSING DATE

Centurion students: 31 December 2019.
East London students: 6 January 2020.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Mercedes-Benz directly:
Mercedes-Benz South Africa
Tel: 0800 133 355

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