We generally look for deserving students who are enthusiastic, creative and strong communicators. They must meet at least the minimum criteria as part of the programme, which can be found on each of the respective pages.
It certainly can – the internship and other development programmes are based on business needs, and every effort is made to place our trainees within the organisation should a vacancy or need exist. Our interns and graduates are hired based on potential, and are provided with a comprehensive on-boarding curriculum, enabling them to accelerate their careers and become part of the next generation of key contributors and leaders.
While we are flexible in terms of our arrangements, allowing for time off for study, exams, graduation and so on, all interns and graduates are subjected to the same work and time requirements as any other employee.
From May to June, with plenty of time to meet the deadline for bursary applications at the end of July.
31 July of every year.
Yes – Sappi employees' children, PROTEC learners and communities near our mills.
Yes, we conduct panel interviews and psychometric tests.
- BSc Chemical Engineering
- BSc Electrical Engineering
- BSc Mechanical Engineering
- BSc Forestry and National Diploma Forestry
We don’t have a definite number, it's dependent on the business need.
Yes, we get them as per discretionary grant allocations.
Mathematics 75%, Physical Science 75% and English 65% – and also meeting the minimum aggregate points at the tertiary institution.
Yes, applicants should be between the ages of 18 to 23 years old.
Forward your motivational letter, CV, grade 11 and mid-term results for grade 12, if already studying at any of the accredited universities we will require your academic transcript as well. You can send all information to Bursary.firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, successful recipients of a Sappi bursary will be obliged to study at one of the following tertiary institutions in partnership with Sappi:
- University of Pretoria
- University of Witwatersrand
- University of Cape Town
- University of Stellenbosch
- Northwest University (Potch campus)
- University of KwaZulu-Natal
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Tel +27 (0)11 407 8527
Alternatively, you can use the Sappi careers website.
Workplace Integrated Learning/Experiential Learning across all disciplines, apprenticeship in engineering trades, Technicians in Training, Process Learnership Pulp and Paper.
Predominantly, however if we do not have students completing their studies from our bursary scheme, we will source externally or through our WIL (work integrated learning programme).
It is a two-year programme.
Employment is based on performance and business needs; we hope to accommodate as many as we can.
Market-related salaries as per our salary band structure.
In addition to on-the-job training and constant coaching by line managers and mentors, participants attend internal workshops and soft skills workshops dedicated to sharpening business skills. These are aimed at making it possible for professional registration with ECSA.
On occasion – this is based on our operating mills capacity.
Various mills or units advertise their positions on the Sappi careers website.
Tel +27 (0)11 407 8527