Westfalia Fruit Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

Westfalia Fruit Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – WESTFALIA FRUIT

Westfalia Fruit is one of the top multinational suppliers of fresh fruit and related​ products to global markets. The company is recognised as the “avo experts”, having one of the biggest avocado-growing footprints in the world and serving retail and wholesale customers across the globe. Westfalia Fruit is also a supplier of a vast range of fruits, such as apples, mangoes, grapes, pomegranates, blueberries, passion fruit, cherries, citrus and stone fruits.

The Westfalia Fruit is also committed to investing in the training, development and education of employees and their dependents. The company always encourages employees to broaden their skills and qualifications, thus the company provides bursaries to dependents of employees for tertiary studies, as well as wellness facilities, crèche and educational support facilities.

ABOUT THE WESTFALIA FRUIT BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Westfalia Fruit Group is inviting top-performing students, to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year. The Westfalia Fruit will provide cover for Agriculture-related fields, specifically the following fields:

University and University of Technology studies:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Entomology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Logistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science
  • Transport Management

TVET College/ Vocational Education studies:

  • Boilermaker
  • Electrician
  • Farm Management
  • Fitter & Turner
  • Millwright
  • Plumber
  • Technical Engineering

Students from local communities (around Tzaneen, Johannesburg and Howick) may also apply for bursary funding, for studies in Teaching, Nursing and Medicine.

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ABOUT THE WESTFALIA FRUIT BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION

Bursaries are awarded for 1 year at a time and students are required to reapply for funding each year.

Successful candidates will be contacted no later than 30 November 2021 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WESTFALIA FRUIT BURSARY

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 currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • You must be studying OR intend on studying towards a qualification in one of the aforementioned Agriculture-Related fields
  • OR
  • You must be a student from a local community (around Tzaneen, Johannesburg and Howick), studying Teaching, Nursing or Medicine
  • You must be studying OR registered to study at a recognised University, University of Technology or TVET College in South Africa
  • You must be passionate about agriculture or related fields
  • Preference will be given to students from local communities surrounding Westfalia Fruit operations

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE WESTFALIA FRUIT BURSARY

Download and complete the relevant application form:

New applicants:  Westfalia Fruit Bursary Application 2022 (NEW) (.pdf)

Renewals (not first-time applicants): Westfalia Fruit Bursary Application 2022 (RENEWAL)  (.pdf)
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):
New applicants:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric mid-year results, if currently in Matric (certified copy) (Matric certificate to be submitted by 8 January 2022 at the latest)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • June 2021 or mid-year academic results, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Final academic results (certified copy)
  • Quotation of study fees from Tertiary Institution (on letterhead)
  • Proof of your registration at Tertiary Institution (on letterhead)
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Renewals (not first-time applicants):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, including most recent results (certified copy)
  • Quotation of study fees from Tertiary Institution (on letterhead)
  • Proof of your registration at Tertiary Institution (on letterhead)

 

Applications must be submitted via email to the Human Resources Department at: bursaries@westfaliafruit.co.za
(Insert the words “Westfalia Fruit Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE FOR THE WESTFALIA FRUIT BURSARY

31 August 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Westfalia Fruit directly:
Tel: 011 076 8358 / 087 700 4436
Email: bursaries@westfaliafruit.co.za