2024 Shoprite Data Science Bursary x10 posts

Bursary Summary

Shoprite invites qualifying learners to submit applications for the 2024 Bursary: Data Science x10 posts.

Closing date: 30 April 2024

Reference NumberSHO240131-8
OpportunityBursary: Data Science
Number of bursaries available10
Job TypeBursary

Location: nationwide, ZA

Purpose of the Bursary

Shoprite has successfully started its very own Data Science Academy, producing top-level specialists in the field of data science. Successful applicants will join the pipeline for the academy.

With a plan to keep this academy growing in the years to come, Shoprite is now looking for university students who have a passion for data and would like to make the data academy their starting point in an exciting career.

About the Shoprite Group

The Shoprite Group is the largest South African retailer by market capitalisation, sales, profit and number of employees and customers.

Our core business is food retailing, complemented by adjacent value-added retail services and offerings across a range of industries. Beyond South Africa, we operate in nine African countries.

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The Shoprite Group is Africa’s largest fast-moving consumer goods retailer. Its core business is in food retailing, complemented by furniture, pharmaceuticals, hospitality, ticketing, digital commerce, and financial and cellular services.

Bursary Qualifications

Successful candidates will meet the following criteria:

Degree or postgraduate qualification in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research, Quantitative Management (or similar quantitative degree), Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Data Engineering

– 60%+ Aggregate
– Minimum 65% in Mathematics (from 2nd year of study)
– Students in 2nd to 4th academic year/Honours
– SA citizen
– 27 years old and younger

How to Apply

You apply online for this opportunity.

Please contact Shoprite via email if you have any queries:
Please note that applications sent via email will not be considered.


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