Anglo American plc Bursary Programme

Multinational mining company Anglo American plc is the largest producer of platinum in world, with 40% of the world’s platinum coming from them. The mining company is also a major producer of diamonds, nickel, iron ore, copper, as well as thermal and metallurgical coal. Anglo American plc operates a wide network of mining operations spanning North and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australasia. In an effort to ensure a steady stream of talent, it launched the Anglo American Bursary Programme for deserving students pursuing degrees related to Mining.

The  company started out in 1917 as Anglo American Corporation in Johannesburg with a £1 million backing from J.P. Morgan Chase. In 1945, the AAC ventured into the coal mining industry with its acquisition of Coal Estates. It then shifted its focus on developing the Vaal reef mines and the Free State goldfields. The move was a success and made AAC the largest gold-mining company in the world.

Anglo American Bursary Programme

The Anglo American Bursary Programme provides comprehensive coverage of all school-incurred expenses which includes tuition, boarding, food and book expenses, among others. It is awarded to students who are pursuing or intending to pursue a degree in several Mining-related disciplines. These include:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mine Survey
  • Geology
  • Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Selected bursars who are given full coverage are required to provide vacation work for 6 months each year. In addition, aspiring applicants who are residing in neighboring areas around a mining area are given special priority. Although a consideration, financial incapacity is not a major factor in the bursar selection process for this specific programme.

Career Options

While bursars who successfully complete their course of study are guaranteed permanent employment in Anglo American, receiving an employment offer will still depend on staffing requirements at the time.

Requirements or Eligibility

Listed below are the programme’s minimum requirements. Only applicants who meet these basic qualifications will be considered for the next step in the application process.

  • Grade 12 students
  • University students pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Grade 12 learners must attend a programme-recognised university
  • University students must be enrolled a programme-recognised university
  • Current Geology or Engineering students must have obtained at least level 6 in Math and Science while in matric
  • Qualified applicants living in nearby areas around the mining sites
  • South African citizen with valid ID documents

How to Apply

The Anglo American Bursary Programme is supervised by Career Wise, an independent, owner-operated organization working with private corporations and government institutions in bursary scheme management and more.

Start the application process by setting up an account in the Career Wise website. Fill out their online form and register your bursary application.

Click the link below to get started:

Complete the form and make sure everything is filled out correctly.

There is an option to send your application form through fax, email and post. Download the form below and make sure to attach all supporting documents are attached accordingly.

CareerWise Bursary Application Form

Here’s a list of the required documents. Do not attach original copies if your sending a hard copy of the application form.

  • passport size ID photo attached to
  • proof of academic performance
    • Grade 12 students can submit final grades from Grade 11
    • Certificate of Matric and full academic records for university students
  • Proof of university admission

Contact Information

If you prefer to send your application by fax, email or post, use the the following contact details accordingly:


Postal address: Career Wise (Pty) Ltd
PO Box 30632

Fax: 086 609 7183

Opening and Closing Dates

The Anglo American Bursary Programme is open to applications all throughout the year.

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