Amazon Development Centre (South Africa) launched a bursary programme in 2018 for South African citizens from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
The purpose of the Amazon Recruitment Bursary is to develop a talent pipeline for Amazon (AWS) in South Africa.
Successful applicants who annually make satisfactory academic progress will be sponsored until they complete their study programmes and will then be considered for a position in the Amazon graduate development programme in Cape Town.
StudyTrust, on behalf of Amazon, is inviting current first year and second-year students in Computer Science and Information Technology degree programmes (including the relevant Engineering programmes) at South African universities who see themselves in future as developers at one of the world’s leading companies in the field, to apply for the Amazon Recruitment bursary.
Minimum selection criteria:
- Current Gr 12 learners with Mathematics and Physical Science marks of 75% and above
- Current first year students who are consistently obtaining an average of 70% and above
- Applicants must be willing to commit to work for Amazon for the number of years funded
- Applicants must be willing to participate in vacation work and training opportunities at Amazon.
More about Amazon
Amazon’s purpose is to be earth’s most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online. At Amazon, we need advanced technology and automation to meet customer demand. New technologies help power faster delivery times, greater selection, and lower costs for our customers. For our associates, technology opens doors to new careers and gives them the opportunity to work in technologically rich environments that are safer and more efficient. Amazon Fulfilment is where our employees, technology and innovation come together every day to deliver for our customers. We are also focused on providing resources to the next generation of innovators and helping ignite a lifelong passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our goal is to make the connection between STEM skills and the real-world application of STEM concepts in our fulfilment centres as well as provide tools and support to students in our communities. Amazon gives them a chance to get excited about STEM and see robotics in action, and it shows them how creative thinking is critical to Amazon operations.