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Petra Diamonds Bursary


To develop and expand South Africa’s skills base, Petra Diamonds is committed to this. Petra Diamonds Bursary provides an opportunity for South Africans to acquire qualifications and skills in order to develop a career in the mining industry and make a positive impact on South Africa.

Petra Diamonds offers in the following fields bursaries and vocational work experience (internships):

  • Earth Sciences: Geology
  • Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Metallurgy
  • Other Directions: Environmental management, Financial management, Human Resources Management, Survey

NOTE – the Company is not recruiting for bursaries for the Academic Year 2021.

Opportunities will be advertised by the relevant Mine whenever they arise and application details will be available on the advertisement.

Petra Diamonds Bursary

These opportunities annually from October normally take place.

How to apply for Petra Diamonds Bursary

Minimum requirements set out by Petra Diamonds Bursary must be met by applicants.

Interested applicants should register online (on the CareerWise website) by clicking here.

All applications will be received, scanned and shortlisted by Careerwise. After which, The final selection will be made by Petra Diamonds.

Contact details at CareerWise are:

Telephone: 086 100 7787

E-mail: info@careerwise.co.za

Required documents

Applicants are to attach the following documents with their application form:

  • ID
  • Matric certificate
  • Recent academic record
  • Letter of acceptance into a recognized higher institution
  • Proof of residence or address


The following selection criteria must be met by applicants applying for the Petra Diamonds bursary:

  • The applicants must be a citizen of South Africa.
  • Acceptance for the selected course of study at a University.
  • Applicants must have an Admission Point (APS) of 35 for Engineering and an APS of 31 for other directions of study.
  • Applicants must successfully complete panel interview assessment
  • Applicants must have no criminal record and be fit medically to work in a mining environment, underground workplaces are included.
  • Applicants who are currently studying at a recognised university or university of technology should demonstrate good results.
  • If required, applicants should be prepared to relocate to rural areas where the mining operations are located.
  • Applicants from local mining communities will have an advantage.
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The Petra Diamonds bursary covers the following:

  • Full tuition fees.
  • Full residence and meals (or equivalent allowance).
  • Annual cash and travel allowance.
  • Compulsory practical vacation employment during December and January.
  • Life skills training.
  • The bursary is renewable annually.


The Petra Diamonds bursary carries a contractual obligation:

  • The bursar is required to work for Petra Diamonds for a period equal to the study period of the bursary.
  • Bursars who fail to graduate or do not take up employment for any reason are required to repay the costs incurred.
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