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Glencore Bursary South Africa 2024-2025

Glencore Bursary South Africa 2024-2025

Glencore, founded by Marc Rich as Marc Rich + Co AG in 1974, has evolved into one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies, known as Glencore (Global Energy Commodity Resources). With a major presence in the marketing and production of over 90 commodities, Glencore caters to industrial consumers in various industries including steel, oil, automotive, power generation, and food processing. The company boasts a significant global footprint, employing over 150,000 staff members and contractors across more than 50 countries, with 90 offices worldwide. Glencore’s operations span 150 metallurgical and mining sites, alongside agricultural facilities and oil production assets.

Glencore Bursary Programme 2024-2025

Glencore Alloys is offering bursaries for undergraduate studies in various engineering and financial fields for the 2024-2025 academic year. This initiative is aimed at students pursuing degrees in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Finance, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, and Metallurgical Engineering.

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Bursary Benefits

The Glencore Bursary covers a comprehensive range of expenses including registration fees, tuition fees, calculators (for first-year engineering students), personal computers (from the second year if required by the University), accommodation, meals, prescribed textbooks, and a monthly allowance. Additionally, bursary recipients have the opportunity to engage in paid vacation work for six weeks each year, gaining valuable practical experience. Upon graduation, bursars are obligated to work at Glencore for a period equal to the bursary award received.

Selection Process

Selection for the Glencore Bursary is based primarily on academic performance, followed by an interview with Glencore Alloys. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If no feedback is received within 21 days of the application deadline, applicants should consider their application unsuccessful.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a current Matric student or have completed Matric.
  • Intend to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate qualification in one of the specified fields.
  • Study or plan to study at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa.
  • Achieve a minimum “B” symbol in Mathematics, Science, and English for Matric students.
  • University students must have passed all registered modules.
  • Not be in receipt of any other bursary funding.
  • Preference is given to students from local communities where Glencore operates, although students from other areas may also apply.

Application Process

Applications for the Glencore Bursary must be submitted online, accompanied by the required documentation including an ID document, Matric results or certificate, academic transcripts (if applicable), and proof of residence.

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Closing Date

The application deadline is 29 July. Late applications will not be considered.

For any queries regarding the bursary programme, contact Glencore at

This bursary opportunity by Glencore underscores the company’s commitment to supporting education and developing future professionals in fields critical to its operations and the wider industrial sector.

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