Tronox Bursary South Africa 2024 is now open for applications, providing a remarkable opportunity for engineering and geology students to gain financial support and practical experience in their chosen fields. The bursary is designed to alleviate the financial burden of tertiary education while offering recipients a chance to kick-start their careers with one of the leading companies in the mining and processing industry.

This initiative reflects Tronox’s commitment to nurturing talent and investing in the future of South Africa’s youth.

About Tronox

Tronox is a prominent global mining company known for its extensive operations in mining and processing zircon, titanium ore, and other minerals. The company is a major producer of titanium dioxide pigments, which are crucial for adding brightness and durability to products like plastic, paper, and paints. Tronox prides itself on its diverse workforce and commitment to sustainable, safe business practices that benefit its customers, shareholders, and business partners.

In South Africa, Tronox operates the KwaZulu-Natal Sands in Empangeni, which includes the Central Processing Complex and the Fairbreeze Mine at Mtunzini. The Fairbreeze Mine utilizes hydraulic mining techniques to extract heavy mineral concentrate (HMC), which is then processed at the Mineral Separation Plant in Empangeni to produce rutile, zircon, and ilmenite.

This supply chain supports not only Tronox’s operations but also its 694 employees and the broader South African economy.

About the Tronox Bursary

Tronox invites students to apply for their bursary programme, which covers the following undergraduate fields:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geology
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Process Safety Engineering
  • Surveying

Expenses Covered

The Tronox Bursary South Africa 2024 provides comprehensive financial support, covering:

  • Registration fees: Covers the cost of enrolling at the university.
  • Tuition fees: Covers the cost of academic courses and instruction.
  • Textbooks: Provides funds to purchase necessary textbooks and academic materials.
  • Laptop: Provides a laptop to assist with studies and research.
  • Residential fees: Covers the cost of accommodation while studying.
  • Meals: Provides funds for meals during the academic term.
  • Personal expenses: Includes a stipend for personal living expenses.

Tip: Managing Your Bursary Funds

Additional Benefits

Bursary recipients will have the opportunity to gain practical work experience as required by their academic institution and may be considered for exciting career prospects within Tronox. Successful candidates will be placed at any of Tronox’s Business Unit Operations upon completion of their studies.

Selection Process

The selection process for the Tronox Bursary South Africa 2024 is designed to identify the most deserving and suitable candidates who demonstrate academic excellence, potential, and a commitment to their chosen field of study.

Here is a detailed overview of the selection process:

  1. Initial Application Review:
    • All applications are initially screened to ensure they meet the basic eligibility criteria.
    • Applications are checked for completeness, including all required documentation such as ID, Matric certificate, academic records, proof of registration, CV, and proof of residence.
  2. Psychometric Assessments:
    • Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo psychometric assessments.
    • These assessments evaluate various attributes such as cognitive abilities, personality traits, and aptitude for the chosen field of study.
    • The purpose of psychometric testing is to gain insights into the candidate’s problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and overall suitability for the demands of the engineering and geological fields.
  3. Background Screening:
    • A thorough background screening is conducted for shortlisted candidates.
    • This includes verifying the authenticity of submitted documents and checking the candidate’s academic and personal history.
    • The screening process ensures that all information provided by the applicant is accurate and that the candidate has a clean and credible background.
  4. Medical Examinations:
    • Applicants may be required to undergo medical examinations to assess their physical and mental fitness.
    • The nature of work in the engineering and geological fields can be physically demanding, and it is essential to ensure that candidates are in good health and capable of handling the challenges they may face.
    • Medical examinations help identify any potential health issues that could affect the candidate’s ability to perform in their studies and future career.
  5. Final Selection and Notification:
    • After the assessments and screenings, a final selection is made by the Tronox Bursary committee.
    • The selection committee reviews the results of the psychometric tests, background screenings, and medical examinations, along with the overall application.
    • Candidates who meet all the criteria and demonstrate exceptional potential are chosen to receive the bursary.
  6. Notification of Results:
    • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within four weeks of the application deadline.
    • Successful applicants will receive official notification via email, including details of the bursary award and next steps.
    • If you do not receive any feedback within this period, please consider your application unsuccessful.
    • Unsuccessful candidates are encouraged to apply again in the future or seek other bursary opportunities.
  7. Acceptance and Enrollment:
    • Successful candidates must formally accept the bursary offer.
    • They will receive instructions on how to proceed with their enrollment and the disbursement of bursary funds.
    • Bursary recipients will also be briefed on their responsibilities and the terms and conditions of the bursary.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within four weeks of the application deadline. If you do not receive feedback within this period, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Tronox Bursary, applicants must:

  • Be South African citizens
  • Have completed Matric
  • Be studying towards one of the specified qualifications
  • Be in their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study in 2024
  • Be registered at a recognised and accredited University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • Residency Preference:
    • Preference will be given to students residing in local communities surrounding the Tronox Namakwa Sands sites.
    • Specifically, preference is given to those living in the Saldanha and Matzikama Municipalities.
    • Proof of residence, such as a utility bill or a letter from a local authority, should be included in the application.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted via email to: reeva.arends@tronox.com.
  • Ensure you include “Tronox Bursary 2024” in the email subject line.

Required Documents

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation compiled into a single PDF or Word document:

  1. Covering letter indicating the discipline you are applying for
  2. Certified copy of your ID document
  3. Certified copy of your Matric certificate
  4. Certified copy of your latest academic record
  5. Proof of registration or acceptance letter for 2024
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. Proof of residence

Note: There is no specific application form. Simply submit the above documents to apply.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 24 May 2024.

Contact Information

For any queries related to the bursary programme, contact Tronox directly:

The Tronox Bursary offers a significant opportunity for South African students to pursue their academic and career goals in various engineering and geological fields. By covering essential educational expenses and providing practical work experience, Tronox is committed to nurturing the next generation of professionals.

Do not miss this chance to advance your education and career with the support of a global leader in the mining industry.

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