ABOUT THE COMPANY – BBD
BBD was formed by 3 developers – Tom Budge, Sandra Barone and Ralf Dominick, in 1984. The companies services and expertise include the following areas – systems integration, user experience design, mobile app services, software development, IT & development consulting, as well as maintenance and support.
The company also has an in-house research and development team who provide guidance, training and insight regarding the newest technology tools, trends and framework.
BBD has been a market leader in providing custom application design and software development solutions for the past 30 plus years. The company has assisted major banks, insurance firms, telecommunication companies and government institutes to get their systems online. Some of the companies top clients include: Alexander Forbes, Absa, Nedbank, Standard Bank, African Bank, Discovery, Momentum, Old Mutual, Liberty, Vodacom and MultiChoice.
The IT company currently employs a workforce of 700 staff members, which include application designers, system architects, software engineers, tech-trend enthusiasts and digital strategists. BBD are headquartered in Johannesburg but also have offices in Cape Town, Pretoria, India and Bulgaria.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED, COVERAGE & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
The BBD bursary is aimed at students who wish to study and pursue a career within the software development field. Financial need and academic merit will be considered during selection of the correct candidate.
Bursaries will covers the following IT-related degrees (BCom/ BEng/ BIS/ BSc):
- Computer and Software Engineering
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
The bursary will provide coverage of university tuition fees and a monthly allowance for living expenses and incidentals.
Over and above the financial award, students will receive mentorship and have exposure to project work. Once students have graduated, they will also be able to take up permanent employment at BBD.
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 OR currently in Matric
- Studying or intend on studying towards an IT degree qualification in one of the aforementioned fields of study (Bachelors, Honours, Masters or Doctorate)
- Studying or intend on studying at a recognised University in South Africa
- Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%
- Passionate about creating and building software
- Good level of written and verbal communication
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Applications must be done online at: APPLY HERE
(Job reference number: BBD00397)
Alternatively, you can apply here: APPLY HERE
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)
- Latest Matric results (if currently in Matric)
- Matric certificate (if completed Matric)
- Latest university transcripts (if at tertiary level)
- Curriculum Vitae
1 December 2018.