Electrum Bursaries South Africa 2021 – 2022

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ABOUT THE COMPANY – ELECTRUM

Electrum, a Cape Town-based tech company, provide enterprise payments technology to retailers, mobile network operators and financial institutions. One of the most successful FinTech companies in South Africa, Electrum process over a billion transactions each year, with big name customers like Shoprite; Pick n Pay; Clicks; Capitec and Massmart

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The company pride themselves on solving transaction pain points – with their cloud-based payment platform, they can process and switch a variety of financial transactions such as money transfers; gift cards;
pre-paid products and bill payments, as well as digital wallets; cryptocurrencies and QR codes.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

Electrum have 3 different bursary programmes:

1) AAA Electrum Academic Bursary: for Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ related field
Provides cover for: tuition fees (for final year), textbooks, new laptop and accommodation. The bursary also provides the bursary recipient with an internship position and mentorship.
Students are required to work for the company for 1 year after completing their studies.

2) All About Awesome Women in Tech Bursary: for female students in Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ related field
Provides cover for: tuition fees (for final year), textbooks, new laptop and accommodation. The bursary also provides the bursary recipient with assistance with CV building, coaching on interview techniques and career guidance from mentors.

3) Electrum Foundation Bursary: for Computer Science/ Computer Engineering/ related field, who are in financial need.
Provides cover for: tuition fees and textbooks.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to a 2 hour technical interview – if you have not received any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
1) AAA Electrum Academic Bursary

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  • Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field of study
  • Currently in your 2nd or final year of undergraduate studies or honours year
  • Studying at Stellenbosch University or the University of Cape Town
  • Achieved a minimum of 65% for all Computer Science modules
  • Maintain a minimum 65% average
  • Have NOT failed any subjects
  • Good communication skills

2) All About Awesome Women in Tech Bursary

  • Female
  • Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field of study
  • Currently in your 2nd or final year of undergraduate studies or honours year
  • Studying at Stellenbosch University or the University of Cape Town
  • Achieved a minimum of 65% for all Computer Science modules
  • Female students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Good communication skills

3) Electrum Foundation Bursary

  • Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field of study
  • Currently in your 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate studies or honors year
  • Studying at Stellenbosch University/ University of Cape Town/ University of Western Cape/ Cape Peninsula University of Technology/ UNISA
  • Do not have the financial means to fund your studies
  • Good communication skills

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Students who meet the above minimum requirements can apply for any of the above bursaries by emailing:
careers@electrum.co.za

Insert either of the following into your email subject line (depending on which bursary you are applying for:
– “AAA Electrum Academic Bursary – Your Full Name”
– “All About Awesome Women in Tech Bursary – Your Full Name”
– “Electrum Foundation Bursary – Your Full Name”
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • Latest university transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
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CLOSING DATE

None – applications are open throughout the year.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

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CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Electrum directly:
Tel: 021 448 6422
Email: careers@electrum.co.za

website : https://electrum.co.za

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