Whats offered?

The company currently offers bursaries in the field of Electrical (heavy), Electrical (light), Mechanical and Chemical engineering and Agriculture


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Bursaries and Graduates

Who is eligible to apply?

Learners who are in their final year of schooling and who have passed subjects i.e. Maths, Science and English identified as relevant to the business needs of Illovo Sugar Ltd.

Students currently studying at either University or Technikon, and have above average academic results.

Please note that students who are studying at Technikon will be sponsored to do their in-service training as part of the bursary on condition that they go on to complete their B.Tech Degree. Illovo offers a full bursary which covers academic fees (including registration, tuition and examination fees), accommodation, meals and prescribed books.

The student must be prepared to work for Illovo Sugar if considered necessary during vacations. Similarly a student may be required to complete course related practical training at one of Illovo’s Operating Centres.

Students who have an interest in pursuing a successful career with Illovo Sugar are welcomed to apply.


Graduate Development Programmes

Our Graduate Development Programme is designed to set the platform for bright young graduates to embark on a challenging and fulfilling career, and to make a significant contribution to the on-going growth and success of our world-class business.

We are looking for people with enquiring minds and bright ideas, willing to be challenged and stretched, team players who demonstrate enthusiasm to go the extra mile in order to deliver results, committed to shaping and growing their own capabilities and careers.

Our Graduate Development Programme has a proven track record, with many Middle, Senior and Director level leaders in the business having launched their careers from it.

Illovo has 60 – 70 graduates across our six countries of operation participating in the Programme at any one time. In line with Illovo’s commitment to invest in people development it is structured, with a formalised one-on-one mentorship relationship, and support structures to ensure a successful outcome for every graduate selected onto the Programme. Participants are from a variety of fields, such as Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, and especially Agricultural and a variety of Engineering disciplines.

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