Are you ambitious about working in the mining sector? Do you wish to contribute to your country’s success through your profession but need a helping hand? If yes, then the Finsch Diamond Mine bursary can assist you.
The Finsch Diamond Mine bursary is a wonderful initiative that aims to help talented individuals to pursue their academic goals.
About Finsch Diamond Mine (Petra Diamonds)
Founded by Adonis Pouroulis, Petra Diamonds Ltd. came into existence in the year 1997. This mining group is spread over 8 producing mines across South Africa and Tanzania. It also has an additional exploration program in Botswana.
Petra Diamonds has 4 operational underground diamond-producing mines which include Finsch, Kimberley, Cullinan, and Koffiefontein. The Finsch mine is located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa within the town of Lime Acres.
Finsch Diamond is a renowned and largest supplier of rough diamonds and is one of the largest and independent diamond groups because of its resource.
Mining operations at the Finsch mine began in 1967 after the discovery of Kimberlite at the site in 1960.
Finsch Diamond Mine Bursary 2022
To provide wings to ambitious students, the Finsch Diamond Mine bursary was started. Through this bursary program, students receive the required financial aid to help them complete their qualifications in the mining field.
For the academic year 2022, this bursary is provided to those students who want to study in the following fields:
Computer Science (BSc)
Information Systems (BSc)
Technology & Engineering (BSc)
This bursary will cover the following expenses of the students:
Selected candidates will also be required to participate in practical vacation work compulsorily during December and January.
As a part of the contract, bursary recipients will also have to work for Petra Diamonds for a duration equivalent to the time of bursary funding.
Students will receive communication from the organization within 30 days after the closing date. If students do not receive any message then they may regard the application as rejected
The selection process for the bursary requires applicants to undergo pre-screening, mine assessments, profile testing, medical and security clearance.
The final selection of the shortlisted candidates will be made only after conducting a panel interview
Though senior students will be given preference, 1st-year student applicants will also be considered.
Petra Diamond does not levy any charges for the recruitment or application process. If anyone approaches you for payment regarding the application then you can report them to the following:
To receive the Finsch Diamond Mine bursary, students are required to fulfill certain eligibility criteria. However, if one fails to meet the criteria, then their application will be rejected.
One must be a citizen of South Africa
Applicant must be residing in the local labor-sending area of Finsch Diamond Mine
Students must register themselves and must be accepted to study at a recognized University in South Africa
One must have a minimum APS of 35
Students must achieve a minimum of level 6 for Mathematics and Physical Sciences in the mid-year exam (this does not include Mathematics literacy)
University students should put up good academic performance
Applicants must be interested to study towards one of the qualifications mentioned above
Preference is given to students from the municipalities of Kuruman, Danielskuil, and Kimberley
Female students will be preferred from the designated groups as per the company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan and internal candidates.
How to Apply?
Applying for the Finsch Diamond Mine bursary does not require any online application form to be submitted. Students can apply by submitting copies of the following documents. Failure to attach all the documents will disqualify the application.
Certified copy of ID document
Proof of residence
Certified copy of qualification certificate
Acceptance proof from University for studying in 2022
Complete academic records including the latest results on the University’s letterhead
The documents should be submitted through email at the following address: