Imerys Refractory: Bursaries 2024

January 22, 2024

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Bursary Description

Imerys Refractory invite South African students to submit applications for the for the academic year 2024.

Bursary application closing date is 29 February 2024.

About the Bursary Provider – Imerys Refractory

Imerys Refractory has 16 production sites globally, providing aluminosilicate minerals to industries like foundry, refractories, and ceramics. Their product range includes chamottes, aluminosilicates, mullite, calcined clays, fused silica, andalusite, metakaolins, refractory grade clays, and other fused minerals.

About the Imerys Refractory Bursary Program – Fields Covered

Imerys Refractory Minerals South Africa invites students to apply for their 2024 bursary program. Bursaries are available for employees, their children and dependents, as well as students in the community (Thabazimbi, Skierlik, Smashblock, and Northam in Limpopo). Fields covered include Analytical Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering N courses, Environmental Sciences, Finance/Accounting, Geology, Human Resources, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Safety Management, and Supply Chain.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Employee of Imerys Refractory Minerals South Africa OR child/dependent of employees OR reside in the community (Thabazimbi, Skierlik, Smashblock, and Northam in Limpopo)
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying or intending to study towards a qualification in one of the listed fields in 2024
  • Studying or accepted to study at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa

How to Apply


  • Collect a copy of the skills development application form from the site HR representative or skills development committee members.
  • Refer to the relevant learning and development policies for additional information.
  • Return the completed application form with an acceptance letter from your institution to the HR representative.


  • Apply by sending clear copies of required documentation via hand delivery at the Rhino Mine Security gate or email to:
  • Use the subject line: “Imerys Refractory Bursary 2024”.

Required Documentation:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • University academic record if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance at a tertiary institution (on institute’s letterhead)
  • Motivational letter/letter of interest
  • Proof of address: stamped letter from the municipality or traditional authority

Notes About the Imerys Refractory Bursary

  • Submission does not guarantee funding.
  • The outcome depends on company compliance, objectives, fund availability, and eligible applicants.
  • The company’s Skills Development Committee will finalize the selection process.
  • Dependent or community member applicants may be required to complete experiential learning at the company’s discretion.

Closing Date

29 February 2024 (Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted).