Shoprite Bursary Programme

September 13, 2017 in Advice & Tips

In 1979, the Shoprite Group was founded in a small town in South Africa by the acquisition of 8 Cape Town-based supermarkets. Today, Shoprite operates more than 270 stores across 16 countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

The company also owns almost 2000 corporate stores such as Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Checkers Liquor, Checkers MediRite, OK Furniture, OK Express, House & Home, Hungry Lion, Shoprite Liquor, Shoprite MediRite and Usave.

Apart from the corporate stores, The Shoprite Group also own 367 franchise brands stores across South Africa and Namibia, including: Friendly Stores, Friendly Liquor, Megasave, OK Foods, OK Minimark, OK Grocer, OK Value, Sentra and Enjoy.

The Shoprite Group is looking for students who want to work for one of the biggest retail companies in South Africa. If you’re looking for a lifetime opportunity and a company in which you can grow and learn about a diverse range of inspirational brands, this bursary may just be for you. Shoprite offers brilliant opportunities for its employees and has a passion for its staff and customers.

Bursaries are available within the following fields of study:

  • 1. Accounting
  • 2. Information Technology
  • 3. Logistics
  • 4. Marketing
  • 5. Pharmacy
  • 6. Retail/ Hospitality Management

The bursary ranges from R30 000 to R60 000, depending on the course of study and institution and covers tuition, books, and an allowance for accommodation.

Please note that there is a mandatory work-back requirement – for every year that you are covered by the bursary programme, you will work at Shoprite for the equal amount of time.

This Bursary Scheme is aimed at attracting and funding future Innovative Programmers who have a passion and a vision for ensuring dynamic outputs in an area known for ongoing change. The Bursary is available for 1st, 2nd, 3rd year and Honours Students.


  • 1. Currently in Matric and have obtained a minimum average of 70% for first semester OR
  • 2. Currently studying towards one of the following tertiary qualifications and have obtained with a minimum average of 60% for first semester:
  • 3. Accounting students: BCompt/ Bachelors of Accounting, leading to CTA and qualifying for a registered articles program
  • 4. Information Technology students: IT Programming qualification
  • 5. Logistics students: BComm: Logistics (Quantitative Management)/ Bachelor of Science: Operational Research/ Industrial Engineering or related qualifications
  • 6. Marketing students: BComm: Marketing or related qualifications
  • 7. Pharmacy students: Bachelors in Pharmacy
  • 8. Retail/ Hospitality Management students: National Diploma: Hospitality Management/ National Diploma: Professional Cookery/ Retail Business or equivalent

How to apply:

Closing date:

30 September 2017


If you have any bursary queries, please contact Shoprite Holdings Head Office on 021 980 4000