Due to the increasing competitiveness in job seeking, it is important to have a higher education level to enhance the chances of getting accepted in certain workplaces. Higher education level also ensure the quality of life in the future. However, there are still a lot of people who are unable to pursue higher degree sue to several problems, including financial constraint. To help these people, many companies and organization, both government and non-government, offer financial support in forms of scholarships, bursaries, and fellowships. For anyone who is interested in electrical engineering or similar fields, Eskom bursary can be the financial solution of your study.
Eskom is a company that generates around 95% of South Africa’s electricity and around 45% of Africa’s electricity. This company distributes, transmits, and generates electricity to redistributors, residential, agricultural, mining, industrial, and commercial customers. Main power lines and additional stations are being created to meet the increasing demand of electricity within South Africa. The company will keep focusing on strengthening and improving its main business of distribution, trading, transmission, and generation, of electricity. Eskom markets electricity to and purchases electricity from the countries of SADC or Southern African Development Community. In the future, the involvement of the company within African markets beside South Africa is restricted to the projects that possess an immediate impact in ensuring the supply security to South Africa.
The mandate of Eskom is to supply electricity in a sustainable and efficient manner, including the sales, distribution, transmission, and generation. This company is the strategic and critical contributors to the goal of South Africa’s government in the supply security of electricity, prosperity, and economic growth within the country. The vision of this company is to provide the sustainable electricity for a better future. Their mission is to supply electricity solutions that are sustainable to enhance the life quality of South African and surrounded areas, and develop their economy. Eskom has a strategy called Eight Dimensions of Sustainability to deliver its mandate, and four of them are explained on the list below:
- Financial sustainability: this dimension has a purpose to ensure that the company has a balanced capital cost and return rate.
- Operational sustainability: this dimension has the aims to convey efficient and effective operations of every assets of value chain through the company’s lifespan.
- Creation for sustainable asset: this dimension searches to guarantee renewed focus in conveying every projects for capital expansion within budget, to the correct quality, and on time.
- Customer and revenue sustainability: this dimension has a purpose to incite an optimized sales profile that support the economic development of South Africa through the company’s focus in accomplishing loyal customers and market growth.
HOW TO APPLY
Download and complete the application forms (in full):
Full Eskom Bursary: Eskom Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Scholarship (University students): HJ van der Bijl Application Form (.pdf)
Scholarship (Technikons/ University of Technology students): Straszacker Application Form (.pdf)
More Information about all bursaries:
Eskom’s ever-expanding mining, commercial, and industrial activities, and the elevating needs on the current existing infrastructure created a huge need for capable employees, specifically in the areas of production, construction, development design, research, and engineering function. Thus, several bursary plans are provided to support competent students to get good education. The first bursary plan is full bursary, which is offered based on the business needs of the company. The second is scholarship, which is offered to the dependence of Eskom workers according to the employees’ years of service (minimum 5 years of service) and academic deserving students. Those are several information regarding the overview of Eskom as a company, and the bursary program, for everyone who is willing to apply. This bursary opens yearly and closed on July 31st every year. Make sure to prepare every required documents and submit it before the deadline.