Transnet Bursary Programme

Transnet launches search for engineering and accounting students for its training programmes.

As part of its human capital development strategy, Transnet Group Services is offering bursaries to B.Eng. or B.Sc. Engineering students and Chartered Accountants Training Programme. This aligns to address Transnet’s skills needs in support of the Company’s Market Demand Strategy. The bursaries are for full-time study towards a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering at any South African University in the following disciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (heavy current)
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering (physical).

The bursary covers full costs, including tuition fees, accommodation and meals, a book allowance, a computer (from 2nd year if required), and on-the-job training. Transnet has funded 3 288 students since the launch of its bursary scheme in 1994.

Transnet also offers a three-year learnership programme for candidates with a Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA) or Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting (Bcompt/Hons) or equivalent. Transnet’s Chartered Accountants Training programme is accredited with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and provides practical experience and preparation for board examinations.

The programme includes extensive training in financial management, management decision making, financial accounting, internal audit & corporate governance, auditing & assurance and taxation. This also includes the professional skills like interpersonal & communication skills, intellectual skills, personal skills, and organisational & management skills. In addition, Transnet‘s training plans are responsive to the critical skills requirements of the wider economy. The company has established feeder pipelines for critical skills categories including artisans, engineers and technicians and sector specific initiatives.


  • Bursaries – Grade 12 learners with outstanding achievements in Mathematics and Physical Science and should be South African.
  • Chartered Accountants Training Programme – Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA) or an BCompt Hons/final year/ Current final year CTA students are also eligible to apply.

How to apply

Applications close on 31 July 2017. Click here to download the form. Send your bursary application to / fax: (011 774 9235) and email the CA applications to Alternatively click here to apply for engineering bursaries online.

Via – Transnet

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