Get a head-start into the world of work by participating in the Mercedes-Benz Bursary Programme, and transport your career with one of the world’s most successful automotive companies.
The MBSA Bursary Programme aims to harness outstanding achievers from tertiary levels into our fold of growing talent. Eligible participants are offered financial assistance throughout their academic studies and experiential learning where applicable. Bursary applications are available for both our sales and marketing environment (Pretoria) and our world-class manufacturing plant (East London).
The MBSA bursary offers funding for learners to study at a university or private tertiary level institution of their choice. The benefits include funding towards tuition and registration fees, accommodation, meals, textbooks, stationery and a monthly stipend to assist the learners with their everyday expenses. In addition, to accommodate the current academic long-distance learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, MBSA also makes an additional contribution of a laptop and/or data allowance to the programme offerings.
Bursary holders also have an opportunity to work at Mercedes-Benz South Africa during their vacation. Through vacation work, bursars get a career head start, as they are able to put theory into practice while continuing with their studies.
After successful completion of their studies, bursary recipients will have the opportunity to join the company’s Graduate Development Programme; which will, together with the vacation work experience, offer the graduates excellent prospects for a future career at Mercedes-Benz South Africa.
Who can apply?
South African citizens, or permanent residents Grade 12 learners Students enrolled for, or currently pursuing, full-time studies (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students may apply)
The qualification streams are relevant to the requirements of the organisation. Streams covered on the bursary programme include:
Mercedes-Benz South Africa is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered; in addition, foreign nationals must qualify for a study visa or permit as per the provisions of the Immigration Act 13, 2002. The Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary Programme aims to provide similar offerings in both environments, however, due to the significant difference in the sales and marketing and manufacturing environments, the two Bursary Programmes may have slight differences in their offerings to students as well as with the required career streams.
Students interested in the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary Programme may contact the HR Specialists for further information:
Testimonials from previous bursary recipients:
“The Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary Programme has given me the opportunity to chase my dreams. I am now able to complete my studies without the additional stress I would have had due to my financial situation at home”.
“This programme has given me the opportunity to form relationships with students at my university, at other institutions and with great people within the company. My mentor, which the company also provided, has been a great sounding board when I hit a stumbling block in some of my modules – Thank you MBSA!”
Bursary application website link: Please click here