Title: Old Mutual Tech Talent Bursary Program: Empowering IT Students
Introduction: Old Mutual, founded in 1845, is South Africa’s first mutual life insurance provider. Today, the company offers a wide range of financial services to almost 19 million customers worldwide. As part of its commitment to education and skills development, Old Mutual provides the Tech Talent Bursary Program, aimed at students pursuing Information Technology (IT) qualifications.
Bursary Coverage: The Old Mutual Tech Talent Bursary Program is open to students entering their third year of study, after completing the first two years of their IT qualification. The program seeks candidates with a passion for IT and a desire to pursue a career in the sector.
Opportunities and Support: Recipients of the bursary will receive comprehensive support, including coverage of full tuition fees, a book allowance, accommodation in a university residence (if applicable), and one return flight home per year for students studying outside their hometown. Additionally, bursary recipients have the opportunity to engage in vacation work during university holidays and will receive mentorship and training.
Upon graduation, bursary recipients will be required to participate in the TechTalent graduate program in Cape Town for 18 months. Students residing outside Cape Town will need to relocate to the city for the duration of the program.
Eligibility Criteria: To be considered for the Old Mutual Tech Talent Bursary, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- South African citizenship.
- Studying towards an IT qualification.
- Completed the first and second year of study.
- Registered for the third year of study.
- Achieved a minimum overall average of 65%.
- Enrolled at a recognized Higher Education Institution in South Africa.
- Passionate about a career in Information Technology.
- Ambitious, driven, and determined to succeed.
- Willing to join the Old Mutual TechTalent graduate program after graduation.
Applicants must submit their applications online through the Old Mutual Bursary Application portal, using reference number JR-15421. Along with the application form, clear copies of supporting documents are required, including the ID document (certified copy), Matric certificate (if completed), full academic record/transcripts (on institution letterhead), and proof of tertiary acceptance (on institution letterhead).
Closing Date and Contact Information:
The closing date for the Old Mutual Tech Talent Bursary is to be confirmed. It is recommended to submit applications before the closing date to ensure consideration.
For any inquiries regarding the bursary program, applicants can contact Old Mutual directly through their contact page.
Conclusion: The Old Mutual Tech Talent Bursary Program offers support and opportunities for IT students to pursue their studies and gain valuable experience in the field. Eligible applicants are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria carefully, complete the online application, and provide all required supporting documents. For further information or assistance, applicants should contact Old Mutual using the provided contact details.