Early talent attraction:

We love to engage with Grade 11 and 12 learners that are interested in an impactful career in engineering. We have various exciting programmes.

Job shadowing

Our job shadowing initiative takes place during the September school holiday. While the initiative is open to all Grade 11 and 12 learners, we offer a limited number of job shadowing positions, depending on the availability of our engineers.

If you’re accepted into the programme, you’ll shadow a professional engineer for a maximum of two days. During this period, you’ll be introduced to the world of engineering. You’ll get to see first-hand how our engineers work together in teams to deliver engineering projects to our clients.

If you’d like to join our job shadowing programme, you can visit our application portal during the month of August to apply for September job shadowing opportunities.

As part of the application process, you’ll have to upload:

  • a short letter in which you tell us why you’d like to join our programme, and what field of engineering you’re most interested in (civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering, for example)
  • a job shadow request letter from your school
  • your June exam results.

Our emerging talent team will review your application and send you feedback within two to three weeks.

Schools programme

If you’re in Grade 12 with above average results in mathematics and science in the June exams, you may be able to join our schools programme during the July school break.

The programme is hosted at our major offices in Tshwane, Cape Town, and eThekwini. Our emerging talent team liaises with selected schools close to these offices to identify those learners with the best marks in mathematics and science. Once we’ve identified these learners, we invite them to participate in our schools’ programme.

If we invite you to join the programme, you’ll get the opportunity to learn more about Zutari while you also get to network and interact with learners from other schools who share your love of science and mathematics and your interest in engineering.

Our bursary scheme for South African students

Would you like to study or are you currently studying, towards a degree in engineering? Are you a South African citizen?

If so, then we may be able to help pay for your studies.

Through our bursary scheme, we financially support university students so they can obtain degrees in engineering.

Apply through our online application portal.


Bursary eligibility criteria

You can apply for a bursary:

  • if you’re a South African citizen
  • if you’d like to study, or if you’re currently studying, towards a BEng or BSc in chemical, civil, electrical, electronic, industrial, mechanical, or mechatronic engineering at a university recognised or accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa
  • if you meet the minimum academic requirements:
    • Grade 12 – At least a 7 symbol in mathematics and science and n overall average of at least 75%
    • First year – An overall average of at least 70%
    • Second year – An overall average of at least 65%
    • Third year – An overall average of at least 60%


Bursary application process

You can apply for a bursary online in July and August. You’ll have to attach the following documents to your online application:
  • a copy of your CV in Word format or PDF
  • a certified copy of your South African ID or Smart ID card
  • a copy of your academic records
  • proof that you’ve been accepted by, or that you’re registered at, a university recognised or accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).
Our emerging talent team will review your application. If you meet all our requirements, they’ll shortlist your application, and ask you to come and attend a panel interview at one of our offices. Final bursary awards are based on your financial need, academic performance, field of study and interview score.


Bursary review process and conditions

If you meet all our requirements, we’ll award you a bursary. We’ll do so on set conditions, however.

  • We’ll review your academic performance twice a year (in June and in November, as soon as you can send us your exam results). If your academic results no longer meet our minimum requirements, we’ll suspend the bursary until your results improve. But if your results still meet our requirements, we’ll keep paying towards your studies, although we won’t pay more than R120 000 per year.
  • If you become one of our bursary holders, we’ll ask that you come and work for us during the university’s breaks. We’ll let you work in different units so you are introduced to different areas relating to your field of study. And we’ll give you access to our graduate and bursar network for additional support.
  • Once you’ve completed your studies, you’ll take part in our graduate recruitment process so we can place you in a graduate role. Once you’ve been placed, you’ll have to work back one year for every year of your studies we provided funding for.
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