Sappi Bursary Program for 2019 Study Year

Established in 1936, Sappi South Africa (SA) is a leading manufacturer of quality paper products and dissolved paper pulp. After a series of aggressive expansion efforts, the company diversified its product line to meet local and international demand. Today, they produce packaging and specialty papers, printing paper, biomaterials, and bio-energy, to name a few.

Sappi SA is headquartered in Johannesburg and is the forerunner of Sappi Global, a multi-national company with operations spanning three continents including North America and Europe.

Sappi Bursary SA Program

Sappi SA partners with accredited universities to attract fresh and vibrant young minds to join the company. They offer bursary programmes that will support young South Africans through their studies as they equip themselves with the essential skills in line with responding to real world industry issues.

Career Options

Sappy SA expects their bursary awardees will work for them upon graduation, and as multi-national company with an impressive global footprint, career opportunities abound. Depending on the course you’re taking, you can be a process engineer, electronics technician, or even in human resources and a whole lot more.

Eligibility or Requirements

You may be eligible to apply for a Sappi bursary programme if you are:

  • A university student or school leaver between 18 to 25 years old
  • A South African citizen
  • Planning to or currently studying full time at an accredited South African university
  • An individual with a 70%-80% average in Mathematics and Physical Science, and a 60% average in English
  • Eligible for acceptance at a university

Career Options

At Sappi SA, there are a multitude of career opportunities, particularly in the engineering field as their bursary programme requires you to be a studying or planning to study in the following fields:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Forestry and Wood sciences
  • National Diploma – Forestry
  • National Diploma – Pulp and Paper

Application Process

If you meet all the minimum requirements, you will be required to set up an account on their website and fill out the online application form by clicking here.

You can also visit a Sappi HR Department near you to submit your application.

Once your application is reviewed and you meet the minimum requirements, you will be shortlisted and receive an invitation for an interview.

Additional Information

If you are an undergraduate, your current university results will suffice. Keep in mind that Sappi prefers learners who have gained at least a 75% average in Physical Science and Mathematics.

Opening and Closing Date

Usually this bursary programme application begins June 1st and open until September 30th of each year.

Contact Information

Tel: +27 11 407 8111


We are here to provide you an overview of all the latest internships, bursaries, apprenticeships, graduate programmes, learnerships and jobs opportunities that are available for application in South Africa.

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