ABOUT THE COMPANY – WBHO
The history of the WBHO group dates back to 1970 when John Wilson and Brian Holmes formed the company Wilson-Holmes (Pty) Ltd. In 1983, the company changed its name to Wilson Bayly Holmes (Pty) Limited, as the result of a merger, but it wasn’t until the year 1994 that the company finally changed to WBHO Construction as the result of yet another merger.
WBHO is now one of the biggest construction companies across Southern Africa. The group offers a full range of construction activities, of which they divide into 3 major groups – Roads and Earthworks, Civil Engineering and Building Construction.
The JSE listed company has offices based in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
Bursaries will be awarded to students currently studying within one of the following fields (BTech/ ND/ BEng/ BSc):
- Building Science
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Management
- Quantity Surveying
MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – SERVICE CONTRACT
Students will be required to attend compulsory training for one week in July/ July, they will also be required to do vacation work during the holidays.
On completion of their qualification, students must undertake a work-back contract whereby they will work for WBHO for the equal duration as the bursary awarded.
Please note that if you have not heard back from WBHO by 15 November (at the latest), please consider your application as unsuccessful.
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- South African citizen
- Completed Matric
- Studying full time towards one of the aforementioned qualifications
- Studying at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa
- Achieved a minimum average of 60% for previous year of study
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Download and complete WBHO Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy of)
- Matric certificate (certified copy of)
- Full up to date tertiary academic record
- 1 x colour photograph (passport size)
- Curriculum Vitae
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “WBHO Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
30 June 2018.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact WBHO directly:
Tel: 011 321 7200 (Johannesburg)
Tel: 021 532 5100 (Cape Town)
Tel: 031 714 1500 (Kwazulu-Natal)
Tel: 041 398 4600 (Port Elizabeth)