Careers and students

BURSARY, IN-SERVICE AND VACATION WORK PROCESS AND APPLICATION

WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd offer bursaries, in-service training as well as vacation work in line with relevant fields of study.

In order to apply for one of the programmes offered by WBHO, the relevant application form as well as accompanying documentation should be emailed through to the respective email address. Please note incomplete applications will not be considered.

Bursary Application Form

Vac Work Application Form

In-Service Application Form

Contact Details

Minimum Criteria

  • South African citizen
  • 60% average or above
  • Full-time student
  • Studying toward a BEng, BSc, ND or BTech qualification in one the following disciplines:
    Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Building Science

Students are shortlisted and selected based on the current and future needs of the organisation.

WBHO’s Expectation from Students

  1. In-Service Training:
    • Work according to site specific requirements
    • No employment benefits (such as provident fund or medical aid) are provided
    • No expectation of permanent employment is provided after completion of in-service training
    • Salary is determined by current year and field of study
  2. Vac Work:
    • Work according to site specific requirements
    • No employment benefits (such as provident fund or medical aid) are provided
    • Salary is determined by current year and field of study
    • Offered during June/July or November/December/January
  3. Bursary Students:
    • All subjects to be passed each semester, re-writes / failed subjects are at the students own expense
    • Vac work to be undertaken during the holiday period
    • One week compulsory Students Training in June/July
    • Work back period determined by number of years’ sponsorship given (one year work back period for each year of sponsorship).
    • Work back period commences on completion of qualification
    • Allowance determined by current year and field of study
    • All bursary applications close in June for the following year

“Personal experience” write up by students who are currently part of the WBHO family

  • “…besides the financial support, I think the bursary has provided me with something more. For me it was a token of endorsement stating that a company like WBHO believed in my potential, which gave me the confidence to excel. I believe the vacation work and camp further attributed to a successful academic year. For that I want to thank you all and I look forward to starting my journey with WBHO.” (Muhammad Seedat)
  • “It is a life time experience and I’m learning every day, putting all that knowledge I received from school in to practice. These people are always willing to teach and make you a better engineer. I am proud to say getting into WBHO as student is the best career choice for any student. Thank you” (Jabu Lucas Mosieleng)
  • “I just wanted to thank you for the period of vacation work you organised for me at the N4 Middelburg project. It was interesting to say the least… I had a memorable time!” (Sandra Serumaga-Zake)

FAQ

Does it matter which year I am in when applying for one of the programmes?

You may apply during any year of study.

Which site will I be sent to when I am on vac work?

This will depend on which sites have vacancies available, to take students on, at the time you complete vac work.

Do I have to provide my own PPE?

WBHO will provide you with the required PPE.

Am I guaranteed a job after my bursary period?

This will depend on your results and aptitude together with the availability of positions within WBHO.

Are there opportunities to mentor other bursary students?

Yes, opportunities do exist.

May I choose which Learning Institution I attend?

WBHO has identified specific institutions that you could select from.

Does WBHO provide accommodation when I am working on a site during vac work?

This is dependent on the geographic location of the site.