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Cullinan Diamond Mine: Bursaries 2022

Cullinan Diamond Mine hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the bursary programme for the 2022 academic year.

Bursary Application closing date  is 05 November 2021

Bursaries will be awarded for Degree studies within the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering

The bursary will provide full cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, accommodation in residence or allowance for private accommodation, meal allowance, a bi-annual cash allowance, and a travel allowance for vacation work.

Bursary recipients will be required to partake in vacation work at any of the Petra Diamond operations, during university holidays.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 30 days after the closing date – if you do not receive it by then, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates will be required to undergo pre-screening, profile testing, assessments, medical and security clearance, as part of the selection process. Shortlisted candidates will also be required to attend a panel interview before the final selection is made.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric or you must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards one of the Degrees listed above in 2022
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised University or University of Technology in South Africa, in 2022
  • Current Matric students: you must receive a favourable psychometric assessment report
  • Current University or University of Technology students: you must have a strong academic record
  • You must pass the panel interview assessment
  • You must satisfy the minimum standard, as per the Company Vetting Policy and medical requirements
  • You must be interested in pursuing a career within the mining sector
  • You must be willing to relocate to operations in rural areas if required
  • Preference will be given to candidates who achieve a minimum Admission Point Score (APS) of 35
  • Preference will be given to children of permanent employees, applicants on the Company scholarship programmes, students from local and labour sending areas
  • Preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups (in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan)

How to apply

Download and complete the Cullinan Diamond Mine Bursary Application Form (.docx)

Reference Number: CUL539

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Qualifications completed (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, including most recent results, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Applications must be submitted via email to: Clive.Gounden@petradiamonds.com
(Insert the words “Cullinan Diamond Mine Bursary Application 2022” in the email subject line).

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