Murray & Roberts Bursaries

Murray & Roberts Bursaries Application

About Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts Holdings Ltd. is a South African based engineering and mining contractor founded in 1902. The company is headquartered in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Security Exchange.

Murray & Roberts is a group of world-class companies and brands aligned to the same purpose and vision, and guided by the same set of values. Its served areas consists of Africa (South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana), Australasia (Australia and South Korea), Europe (Scotland) and North America (the United States and Canada)

As the South Africa’s leading engineering, contracting and construction services company, Murray & Roberts focuses on the resources-driven construction markets in industry and mining, oil and gas, as well as in power and energy. Its purpose is to enable fixed capital investments that support the advancement of human development. It offers civil, mechanical, electrical, mining and process engineering as well as management of concession operations. In addition to the many buildings, Murray & Roberts has been involved in the construction of the Gautrain railroad, the Medupi Power Station, and the Cape Town Stadium.

The company’s operation platforms can be a collection of companies or operating units focused on a particular market segment. Murray & Roberts today directs its activities into the construction economies of Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Americas (including North and South America). The market sectors include building, infrastructure, mining, industrial, energy, power and environmental sectors.

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Murray & Roberts Bursaries

The Murray & Roberts Group attracts and develops talent, both within its organisation and in the communities in which the company operates. The company is committed to fair and ethical recruitment practices that support its delivery of sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions in the oil and gas, metals and minerals, as well as the power and water sectors.

Each business in the Murray & Roberts Group are responsible for the recruitment of their own employees and they all have their own set of unique skills and capabilities offering a wide range of opportunities. Murray & Roberts aims to employ, develop and retain high performing, engaged employees who are technically competent and who support the company’s culture of teamwork and safety. The company upholds and lives by its values of care, respect, integrity, accountability and commitment as well as the principle of Engineered Excellence. This principle means that the company plans or “engineers” everything it does, in such a way that it achieves an outcome of “excellence” – whether it’s the way the company develop projects, structure balance sheet or the way in which the company develop its people.

Not only that Murray & Roberts provide an engaging and promising place to work for its employees, the company also offers such environment to students through the Murray & Roberts Bursary Programme. The bursaries are targeted on top South African achievers who desire to be part of a world class organisation with a global presence.

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The Murray & Roberts Bursaries will be awarded to students studying towards BSc, BEng or BTech qualifications with outstanding grades in the following fields of study.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Building / Construction Management

Bursaries are only available from the sophomore year of study and will cover the following expenses.

  • Annual academic registration
  • Tuition fees
  • Examination fees
  • Prescribed textbooks
  • Monthly allowance for living expenses – including accommodation in residence, food and traveling expenses.

The company will pay directly to the related institution for the annual registration fees, costs of tuition and examination fees.

Bursaries are reviewed each semester, after examinations, based on the student’s academic performance and renewed annually. All bursaries are granted on merit but preference is given to black (Africans, Coloured and Indian) applicants.

After graduation, students who were granted as awardees of the Murray & Roberts Bursaries will be required to work at Murray & Roberts for the equal duration of their bursary award (including any suspension period). In-Service training periods are excluded from this period. The service obligation period will commence after successful completion of studies / after graduation.

Murray & Roberts Bursaries Prerequisites

Students must satisfy the following criteria in order to be granted the Murray & Roberts Bursary. Failure to complete and satisfy all requirements will lead to the application not being considered.

  • Students must be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Completed Matric or Grade 12 and passed in Mathematics and Science
  • In possession of a Matric National Senior Certificate with University exemption
  • Students must be accepted by the chosen university or university of technology for the specific course
  • Studying full-time in one of the aforementioned fields of study at a recognised South African university or university of technology that is acceptable to Murray & Roberts
  • Students must provide proof of their current academic results
  • Students must achieve and maintain a minimum overall average of 65%
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How to Apply for Murray & Roberts Bursaries

As of April 2016, Murray & Roberts has taken a strategic decision to end its online application process due to the down turn of the global economic climate, which has had a significant impact on the industry. The selection panel now deals directly with universities to select eligible students for the bursaries.

Students who are interested in applying for the Murray & Roberts Bursaries must apply directly to the university they are attending, as the company will no longer accept online or external bursary applications.

Applicants will be required to provide clear copies of the following documents along with their applications. It is to be noted that all items listed below are compulsory to be submitted otherwise the application will be disregarded.

  • Certified copy of valid personal identity document (ID) for South African citizens
  • Certified copy of proof of permanent residence for South African permanent residents
  • Certified copy of Matric or Grade 12 certificate
  • Latest tertiary academic records

For any queries, please contact the Client Service on 011 456 1144 or e-mail at [email protected]

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