Please Note: Financial support for students interested in Chartered Accounting


The Shoprite Group, which annually offers bursaries to the value of almost R20 million will be visiting the Accounting Career Fair taking place at the University of the Free State’s Callie Human Centre (Bloemfontein Campus) on Thursday, 10 March.

The Group’s stand will be open between 10:00 and 15:00 to assist matriculants interested in becoming Chartered Accountants and students currently enrolled for this course with queries on the criteria and application process for one of the Group’s comprehensive bursaries.

Candidates may qualify for a bursary of up to R65 000 per annum which allows for registration fees, tuition, textbook and accommodation fees depending on the course of study and institution.  Each bursary granted is linked to a work back agreement with Shoprite and in this way a bursary holder is assured of career prospects with South Africa’s largest private sector employer.

On successful completion of their studies, Chartered Accountant (CA) field candidates can be placed within Shoprite’s South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) approved CA training programme to complete their internship as article clerks.

If one can’t make it to the fair, you can visit to apply for one of Shoprite’s bursaries or to get for more information and details on the application requirements.

The Shoprite Group accepts bursary applications for financial assistance to study in 2016 and 2017, with bursaries also available for qualifications in Pharmacy, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Information Technology, Industrial Engineering, Hospitality, Retail Business Management and Marketing.

The Shoprite Group recognises the enormous value of investing in opportunities for young people to obtain a qualification and acquire the necessary skills for gainful employment. A consistent employment generator, the Shoprite Group currently employs more than 136 000 people with 6150 jobs created during the last year alone.

By providing bursaries to qualifying students, as well as educational loans and grants to its employees and their dependents, Shoprite aids and strengthens economic security and social welfare in the communities within which it trades.

The Group has already awarded 198 tertiary study bursaries to deserving candidates for the 2016 academic year.

Editorial Enquiries: Jennifer van der Westhuizen, Shoprite Checkers Communications Department, Tel: 021 980 4460, Email:

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