Engineering Bursaries

The learners selected for the ArcelorMittal engineering programmes are chosen from school level. Interviews take place during the April school holiday annually. Bursaries are awarded to full-time university students.

Learners selected must have successfully undergone all of the selection processes and have passed grade 12 with results that meet or are higher than the university requirements.

These learners will attend a traditional university of their choice providing that the University is approved by ArcelorMittal South Africa for the discipline of study.

ArcelorMittal South Africa offers engineering bursaries in the following engineering
disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Technology.

Upon completion of studies ArcelorMittal South Africa has an exciting career opportunity for graduates to acquire work experience and apply theoretical knowledge in any of our world class manufacturing industry through our candidate engineer programme.

Frequently asked questions:   

What does the bursary cover?

  • Tuition fees (differs per university).
  • Accommodation including meals.
  • A cash amount for books.
  • A scientific calculator.
  • A personal computer.


Who qualifies?
Candidates currently in Grade 12 who have obtained  at least 70% (Depending  on the university requirements) in  Grade 11 for both  Mathematics and Physical  Science. An aggregate of  at least 60%  is also  required for the rest of  Grade 12 with the minuimum symbols as above.

Will I have support?
Mentors are allocated  to all successful bursars.

Technician Association (ETA) is a forum of young professionals who were previously ArcelorMittal  bursars and have obtained their formal qualification. Members of this group of engineers and technicians from different  engineering disciplines are available to assits  bursars.

The Young Professionals Forum forum  creates a vehicle  for technical and business related information  sharing, to promote the different technical
disciplines and to offer general assistance with regard to work related problems.

How will my progress be monitored?
ArcelorMittal  South Africa is not only concerned about results but also about the well-being and  personal development of the bursars . Regular university visits are  conducted  twice a year to:

  • Check on the general well-being of the bursar.
  • Evaluate progress of each bursar per semester.
  • Decide whether a bursary for the following semester/year should be re-instated, cancelled or suspended
  • Receive results from university per semester.
  • Discuss academic progression.
  • Bursars who are in their second and third academic years will be required to do six weeks practical training (vacation work) at the end of the year as prescribed by the universities.

Are you currently a BEng student?
BEng students can apply to  recruitmentsa@arcelornittal.com for a bursary in any of the above-mentioned engineering  disciplines.  Your email must clearly indicate that itis a bursary application  on the subject line and must  be accompanied  by  a short CV and academic transcript .  Should you application be successful ArcelorMittal will invite you for an interview.

What happens  upon completion of my studies?
When bursars have completed their studies, they are appointed into the Candidate Engineer programme which is an additional 24 month training programme followed in order for the Candidate Engineers to register themselves as professional engineers once their training is complete. 

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