Rand Water: External Bursary Programme 2024

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Rand Water invites qualified and interested candidates to submit applications for the External Bursary Programme 2024.

Closing Date : 23 November 2023

Reference NumberRAN231110-3
Job TitleRand Water External Bursary Programme
PortfolioStrategic Human Capital
Job Type ClassificationBursary

Location: Rietvlei, Glen Vista, Gauteng, South Africa

Rand Water invites full-time students who are interested in joining the Water Sector an opportunity to apply for the 2024 External Bursary Scheme.


Rand Water is the largest bulk water utility in Africa and is one of the largest in the world, providing bulk potable water to over 16 million people in Gauteng, parts of Mpumalanga, the Free State and North West – an area that stretches over 37 000 km2.

Our Head Office is based in Glenvista, Johannesburg, South Africa. Two large pumping and purification stations at Vereeniging and Zuikerbosch; Four main booster stations at Zwartkopjes, Palmiet, Mapleton and Eikenhof.

We operate thirteen tertiary pumping stations and 60 strategically located service reservoirs and secondary booster stations; as well as multi-billion Rand regional pipeline network of approximately 3500km.

Our geographical expansion has seen us provide water and sanitation services in Mpumalanga, Free State and North West province.

With respect to expansion on the continent, we are guided by bilateral and regional trade agreements entered by South African government with a view to pursuing opportunities that exist in those new markets.


  • South African citizens.
  • Previously disadvantaged individuals (ACI).
  • Have Passed Matric or equivalent and currently studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study.

  • Meets minimum average of 65% and academic performance in major subject.
  • Not in possession of other bursary/funding
  • Applicant must be under the age of 35 years
  • Applicants must be full-time students at registered and recognized tertiary educational institution.


  • B Com, BA, BAdmin (HR): x2
  • B.Tech Environmental Health: x2
  • B.Eng/-Chem Eng: x1
  • B.Eng/ -Civil Eng: x1
  • B.Eng/ Elec Eng: x2
  • B.Eng/-Mech Eng: x1
  • B.Eng/- Physics Metallurgy: x1

  • Diploma Risk Management: x1
  • Diploma in Safety Management: x1
  • B.Tech./B.Com Industrial Psychology: x2
  • B.Sc Geomatics: x2
  • Bachelor in Commerce: x1
  • BSc. Computer Science: x1

  • B.Sc. Statistics and Data Science: x1
  • B.Sc. (Information Technology): x1
  • B.Eng. Computer Engineering: x1
  • B.DatSci Data Science: x1
  • Bcom/B. Informatics: x2
  • BCom. Informatics Information Systems: x1

  • BSc: Environmental Sciences: X1
  • BSc: Microbiology: x1
  • BSc. Chemistry:x2
  • Masters in Applied Sciences: x1
  • Advanced Diploma in Water Care:x1
  • Masters in Material Science/Nano: x1
  • MEng Utilization: x1


  • Rand Water Mandate and its contribution to the water sector


  • Communication skills (verbal and written)


  • Self-motivated and results – driven


The following documents must accompany your application:

  • Certified copy of ID Document
  • Certified copy of Matric Certificate
  • Latest Academic Record
  • Proof of Registration/Acceptance letter

Rand Water are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally.

In evaluating prospective applicants and making the final selection, preference will be given to females and/ or people with disabilities to give effect to Rand Water’s Employment Equity objectives.


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