Fermel Bursaries 2024: Financial Aid for Electrical/Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering Studies

About Fermel
Originally established as Impala Engineering Works in 1962, Fermel has evolved into a privately held mining corporation. The company’s headquarters and assembly facilities are currently situated in the industrial hubs of Wadeville and Alberton in Gauteng, South Africa. Specializing in integrated mining solutions, Fermel is dedicated to the manufacturing and delivery of a diverse range of underground, trackless mining equipment.

At the core of Fermel’s operations lies a commitment to continuous improvement through research, development, and the design of cutting-edge technical systems. This dedication propels the company forward, contributing to the ongoing enhancement of their product line. Focused engineering programs, spanning from the initial design phase to execution and evaluation, have positioned Fermel as a leading global producer of automated underground mining equipment. Their steadfast efforts in technological innovation underscore their prominence in the industry.

About Fermel Bursaries 2024
Fermel is seeking for candidates who would like to receive immediate financial assistance to further pursue their studies in in several academic fields. The Fermel Bursaries program embraces diversity and is open to individuals from varied backgrounds. As a recipient, you will receive comprehensive support to pursue your academic qualifications. If you demonstrate outstanding academic performance and possess commendable qualities as a student, we strongly encourage you to seize this opportunity. The program is designed to empower individuals who display excellence in both their academic achievements and personal attributes, offering them a chance to further their education with the backing of the Fermel Bursaries.

The Fermel Bursaries are currently available for the fields below:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering

Application Requirements
If you are confident about participating in the Fermel Bursaries, don’t hesitate to register! If you remain uncertain about your eligibility, there’s no need to worry. Simply review the outlined requirements below and assess your qualifications against the selection committee’s standards. To enhance your likelihood of acceptance, ensure that you meet all the specified criteria. While not meeting all the criteria may not result in automatic disqualification, it could diminish your chances of being accepted. Take the time to thoroughly understand and fulfill the outlined requirements to strengthen your application for Fermel Bursaries.

The Fermel Bursaries Learnership Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Maintain a strong academic record
  • Express your interest in working within the underground mining equipment industry
  • Currently, you should be in the last year of your degree
  • Pursue full-time studies in one of the mentioned fields of study
  • Hail from a previously disadvantaged background.

Application Instructions
Apply online: Fermel Bursaries 2024.

Candidates will need to send the following documents:

  • Application Form for Fermel Bursary
  • Certified copy of ID document
  • If currently at tertiary level, provide a certified copy of your full academic record
  • Certified copies of parents/guardians’ ID documents
  • Proof of parents/guardians’ income (latest payslips or employment letter if employed/affidavit if unemployed/proof of SASSA grant if applicable/death certificate if deceased)
  • If currently at tertiary level, submit a fees statement on letterhead
  • Include a covering letter specifying your field of study and the motivation behind choosing to pursue studies in that field.

Ensure that your application dossier contains all the mentioned documents. Incomplete dossiers will be automatically rejected during the registration period.

Upon submission of your applications, you are authorizing the selection committee to utilize your personal information for the purpose of registering you for the event.

Applicants must send their applications to the provided email address. Any efforts to submit materials through alternative methods, such as hand delivery or fax, will be dismissed by the selection committee.

Closing Date
Applications for the Fermel Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 23 February 2024.

The selection committee strictly enforces a zero-tolerance policy for late applications, and submissions received after the closing date will not be acknowledged during the registration period.

To ensure a smooth application process, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. This approach allows ample time for a thorough review of the application contents. It is recommended to diligently prepare and submit applications at the earliest convenience.

Throughout the recruitment process, Fermel retains the discretion to either make appointments or not. The decisions reached by the selection committee are conclusive and final, underscoring the importance of adhering to the established procedures and timelines.

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