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Siblings Yaqoob (18) and Nabeelah (21) Galant from Ottery in Cape Town both received financial assistance from Shoprite to study Pharmacy at the University of the Western Cape.
Siblings Yaqoob (18) and Nabeelah (21) Galant from Ottery in Cape Town both received financial assistance from Shoprite to study Pharmacy at the University of the Western Cape.

Financial support available to students


Issued by Shoprite Press Office - Apr 19th 2016, 13:07

The Shoprite Group, which annually offers bursaries to the value of almost R20 million will be visiting the General and Accounting Career Fairs taking place at the University of the Western Cape’s Main Hall in Bellville, Cape Town on Wednesday and Thursday, 20 and 21 April.

The Group’s stand will be open between 10:00 and 15:00 to assist matriculants and enrolled students with queries on the criteria and application process for one of the Group’s comprehensive bursaries.

Candidates may qualify for a bursary of up to R60 000 per annum, which allows for registration fees, tuition, textbook and accommodation fees depending on the course of study and institution. Each bursary granted is linked to a work back agreement with Shoprite, and in this way, a bursary holder is assured of career prospects with South Africa’s largest private sector employer.

The Shoprite Group still accepts bursary applications for financial assistance to study in 2016, with bursaries available for qualifications in Pharmacy, Chartered Accounting, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, Hospitality, Retail Business Management, and Marketing.

If one cannot make it to the fair, you can visit to apply for one of Shoprite’s bursaries or to get for more information and details on the application requirements.

On successful completion of their studies, pharmacy students have employment opportunities within one of Shoprite’s 159 MediRite pharmacies throughout South Africa, and the Group’s trainee management programme will aid retail business and hospitality management graduates in preparing them to become store managers.

Chartered Accountant (CA) field candidates can be placed within Shoprite’s South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) approved CA training programme to complete their internship as article clerks. The Logistics and Industrial Engineering graduates programme train managers for positions within one of the Group’s 20 distribution centres, whilst the IT and Marketing Trainee programmes assist graduates to gain the necessary specialised workplace experience.

The Shoprite Group recognises the enormous value of investing in opportunities for young people to obtain a qualification and acquire the necessary skills for gainful employment. A consistent employment generator, the Shoprite Group currently employs more than 136 000 people with 6 150 jobs created during the last year alone.

By providing bursaries to qualifying students, as well as educational loans and grants to its employees and their dependents, Shoprite aids and strengthens economic security and social welfare in the communities within which it trades.

The Group has already awarded over 200 tertiary study bursaries to deserving candidates for the 2016 academic year. Click here for more information on Shoprite Holdings Ltd 

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