The Shoprite Group offers comprehensive bursaries to support students studying or intending to study scarce skills such as pharmacy, chartered accounting, as well as information technology and retail business management.

Shoprite’s bursaries provide financial assistance towards tuition and on-campus accommodation, and are also linked to work-back agreements – ensuring job opportunities upon graduation.

Shoprite offers a range of exciting jobs at various offices around Africa, a wide range of vacancies in-store, as well as opportunities through programmes such as the apprenticeships at its Data Science Academy. As a leading employer in South Africa, the Shoprite Group welcomes hard-working and passionate individuals to join us in becoming the best retailer in the world.

If you’re young, ambitious and serious about your future, our bursary opportunities will set you on the path to success.

Highlights of the Shoprite Group's annual bursary programme:
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Success stories


From shelf packer to data scientist

Jongikhaya Ngodwane did not think he would join Shoprite’s Data Science Academy when he found work as a shelf packer in 2018.


Graduates exposed to retail enterprise

After completing her degree Liné Visser joined the graduate programme, which helped her prepare for the working environment.


Graduate programme helps to bridge the gap

The transition from student to working professional is challenging, that’s why the Group's graduate programme is so important.


Grab every opportunity to succeed

Theisha Naick has learnt to persevere and recognise opportunities even when they present themselves in unexpected ways.


Accounting powerhouse excels

In a space of just six years, Kimberly Soobramoney went from Trainee Accountant to Head of Financial Business Partners.


Becoming an influential Chartered Accountant

The learning curve was steep, but she overcame the obstacles and remains on course to become “an influential and inspiring” Chartered Accountant.

If at first you don't succeed ...

Siphosethu Bota, studying towards a degree in Retail Business Management, did not give up when his first application for a Shoprite bursary was unsuccessful.

Bursary kickstarts pharmacist's career

Angelique Hendricks says the bursary awarded to her came at just the right time. Without it she would have dropped out of university in her first year.


Bursary rescues aspiring retail career

Nomonde Mpondo’s retail management studies nearly came to a halt were it not for a bursary from Africa’s largest food retailer.


Bursary brings brighter future to student

A passion for working with people coupled with an interest in science and biology is why Wanda Panya from East London hopes to become pharmacist.


Budding pharmacist inspired by bursary

Grace Kachoko dreamed of becoming a pharmacist in her local community of Amalinda in the Eastern Cape. Soon this dream will become a reality ... 


Single mom qualifies as Chartered Accountant

After juggling studies, work and being a single mom, Gill Hendricks has beaten the odds to become a qualified Chartered Accountant.