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Transnet Bursaries 2014

Advertiser: Transnet
Location: National

Transnet is offering 2014 bursaries to B.Eng or B.Sc. Engineering students. This aligns to address Transnet's skills needs in support of the Transnet market demand strategy. Transnet SOC Limited is a focused freight transport company delivering integrated, efficient, safe, reliable and cost-effective services to promote economic growth in South Africa.

Transnet's core divisions are: Transnet Freight Rail, Transnet Engineering, Transnet Pipelines, Transnet Port Terminals, Transnet National Ports Authority, and special units (Transnet Capital Projects and Transnet Property).


Grade 12 learners (SA citizens) with outstanding achievements, minimum five symbol in Mathematics and Physical Science are encouraged to apply for one of our comprehensive bursaries in the following disciplines:

- Civil - Reference Code: 60000175
- Electrical (Heavy Current) - Reference Code: 60000167
- Electronic - Reference Code: 60000171
- Mechanical - Reference Code: 60000169
- Mechatronics - Reference Code: 60000174
- Industrial - Reference Code: 60000173
- Metallurgy (Physical) - Reference Code: 60000170

Current students studying towards the above qualifications with excellent academic records (only SA citizens without any other bursary obligations) are also invited to apply. Relevant reference code to be indicated on the application form.

Click here to download the application form.

E-mail your application form, CV and proof of academic result to or fax it to 011 774 9235

Closing date: 31 August 2013

If you have not been contacted by 31 October 2013, consider your application as unsuccessful.


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.


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.