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Exstrata Bursary Programme 2013

Xstrata Coal South Africa is a world leading coal producer. We have operations in the Witbank Coalfield and are coal exporters in South Africa.

We are safety obsessed and community aware. We are committed to the achievement of diversity and employment equity. So, with more top project in the pipeline, your career and future development prospects look bright.

2014 Bursaries is available for the Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, B Com (Financial Management) and Geology Discipline.

Please note the minimum requirements:

  • Engineering disciplines, candidate must obtain a minimum rating of 6 (70%-79%) in mathematics and science, 5 (60%-69) English and as per requirement of institutions.
  • The candidate must obtain a minimum rating 5 (60%-69%) in Mathematics, Accounting and English to be considered in Finance.
  • Successful candidates will be required to sign a service obligation with Xstrata Coal SA

The successful candidate must be in possession of a valid certificate of fitness or be fit enough to obtain one prior to the commencement of Bursary Award, as this is a requirement of the Mine’s Health and safety Act.

The Bursary include:

  • Registration and Tuition fees
  • Residence and Meals fees
  • Prescribe textbook
  • Personal allowance
  • Payment of any compulsory excursions or seminar which may be required
  • Laptop and Printer
  • Paid vacation work

Please mention in your cover letter:

  • What do you do at present [e.g. Grade 12, 1st or 2nd year]
  • What is your preferred field or your current field of study?

Please include the following compulsory documentation in your application:

Certified copy of ID, latest results if currently in grade 12 include Grade 11 results.

Please complete the attached bursary application form as well, and submit with your other documentation.

Closing date: 31 May 2013

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Definitions:

Internship:

There are basically two types of internships:

  • The Undergraduate Internship: Usually with bigger organisations that pick undergraduates to attend the internship. It often takes places during the holidays and the average durations is a few weeks. In most cases the intern will receive some sort of stipend or salary and this type of internship may lead to a job offer to the intern once he / she is finished with their studies.
  • The Graduate Internship: This type of internship could be paid or unpaid and it is to gain practical work experience after the qualification has been completed and in a job related to the qualification. It could be from a few weeks or even one or two years long. This type of internship could also lead to permanent employment.

Learnerships:

A learnership is an occupational qualification and it consists of theory and work-based experience and practical skills, with formal assessment and a qualification. At the end of the learnership the candidate may be offered permanent employment.

In-service training:

In-service training is to gain practical work experience during studies. It usually takes place after a few years of theory has been successfully completed. It is essential work experience that is part of the qualification and the in-service training is necessary to achieve the qualification. It could be paid or unpaid.