Here at Career Wise we have a number of fantastic bursary schemes covering a range of disciplines. For each scheme, we work closely with our clients to ensure we recruit the best candidates and we provide ongoing support to our students to make sure they thrive at university.
This blog post will look specifically at the Pioneer Foods Education & Community Trust bursary scheme administered by Career Wise and give you heads up on how to advance your studies with a leader in South African Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).
Pioneer Foods Education & Community Trust bursary scheme administered by Career Wise
Although it may not be a familiar name to you, Pioneer Foods is responsible for bringing you some of your favourite food and beverage brands. As one of South Africa’s largest producers and distributors of FMCG, Pioneer Foods operates a number of world-class production facilities, which produce many of your best-loved brands including Weet-Bix, Liqui-Fruit, Ceres, Sasko, Safari, Spekko and White Star. Although the company’s operations are mainly in South Africa, Pioneer Foods exports to more than 60 countries and has a truly global footprint.
In 2012, the Pioneer Foods Group established the Pioneer Foods Education & Community Trust (PFECT), which is funded by dividend and CSI contributions from its parent company. The mandate of the PFECT is to support community and education related programmes, including the PFECT Bursary Programme. To find out more about the Trust’s other initiatives, check out their webpage: (Pioneer Foods Education and Community Trust).
The great thing about the PFECT Bursary Scheme is that it supports students across a number of different disciplines. If you’re in Grade 12 and considering one of the following disciplines, then this may be the bursary for you:
- BCom/BSc Finance
- BCom Accounting (Non-CA Stream)
- BSc/BEng/ND Industrial Engineering
- BSc/BEng/ND Mechanical Engineering
- BCom/ND Logistics or Supply Chain Management
- BSc/ND Food Science
Just like the SARB bursary scheme, which we profiled last week, in order to apply for the PFECT bursary scheme, you need to fulfil certain requirements. If you’re a South African citizen who is currently in Grade 12 and achieving an average 65% or more, and you can prove financial need, then this is the bursary for you. It also helps if you have an interest in the vibrant and fast-paced world of FMCG.
The first step in your journey as a PFECT bursar is to apply for one of the disciplines mentioned above at your chosen institution. We always advise that you apply to more than one institution in order to increase your chances of being accepted. If you need a refresher on how to apply, check out our first blog post here (How to apply for a bursary).
Once you have proof of your application, you’ll need to visit this page and make sure you read all the details regarding the PFECT bursary scheme (Trust and Foundation Scholarships). Like the majority of our bursaries, you will need to complete the Career Wise online application, which you can easily access via our online portal click here .The registration process is very straightforward and, once again, it’s worth taking another look at our first blog post (How to apply for a bursary) if you need some help. The most important thing is that you have a reliable email address and cell phone number and that you revisit the site to keep up to date with your application. Once you’ve registered, the application registration process will commence. Please use PIONEER 2018 as the promo code, then complete the application form in full and be sure to submit all the relevant supporting documents. All this info is contained in the PFECT info document here (Pioneer Foods Education & Community Trust (PFECT) Bursary 2018).
Applications for the PFECT bursary scheme close on the 31st of October 2017 so don’t wait to submit your application. Good luck, we can’t wait to hear from you!