Old Mutual Bursary (Chartered Accounting) 2024/2025

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Old Mutual Bursary (Chartered Accounting) 2024/2025


time type: Full time
posted on: Posted 30+ Days Ago
job requisition id: JR-53395

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Old Mutual is a firm believer in the African opportunity and our diverse talent reflects this.

Job Description

Old Mutual Accounting Bursary Programme

Old Mutual believes in Africa and enabling everyone in it to do great things every day. We understand that well-trained, qualified professionals contribute significantly to the success of Old Mutual and South Africa. That is why we offer bursaries to the best young minds, to people who are passionate about pursuing a career that makes a real difference!

The Old Mutual Bursary Programme offers the opportunity to write Africa’s story with a real African success story. Founded in 1845 in Cape Town with no capital, Old Mutual is today a premier pan-African financial services group operating in fourteen countries and rooted in the purpose of Championing Mutually Positive Futures Every Day.



What the bursary offers

Exceptional South African learners pursuing or interested in pursuing studies in Accounting (Chartered Accounting Stream) are invited to apply for the Old Mutual Bursary Programme.


The bursary programme comes with comprehensive support during university to the day you qualify and beyond into a meaningful career at Old Mutual. It also offers opportunities for personal development, vacation work, networking, and guaranteed employment post-graduation.


What the bursary covers

The bursary covers tuition, study materials, meals, accommodation in residence and return flights home (if studying outside of your hometown). You will receive financial support for the full duration of your degree and students who achieve excellent grades will receive more incentives.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply you must meet the following requirements:


  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must have applied/be studying at either:
    • Nelson Mandela University
    • North-West University
    • Rhodes University
    • Stellenbosch University
    • University of Cape Town
    • University of Fort Hare
    • University of Johannesburg
    • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
    • University of Pretoria
    • University of South Africa
    • University of the Free State
    • University of the Western Cape
    • University of the Witwatersrand
  • You must be committed to enter the Old Mutual CA Training Programme and work for the company after graduation.


Matric Students Requirements

  • You must have completed Matric or currently be in Matric.
  • You must not have a post-Matric qualification.
  • You must be under the age of twenty-one.
  • You must have at least 70% in Mathematics (not Maths Literacy)
  • You must have at least 60% for English HL or 70% for English FAL
  • You must have at least 70% for all your other subjects.
  • You must be committed to enter the Old Mutual CA Training Programme and work for the company after graduation.

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University Students requirements

  • You must be under the age of twenty-five.
  • You must obtain at least 60% on the core modules:
    • Financial Accounting
    • Taxation
    • Management Accounting
    • Auditing
  • You must obtain at least an overall average of 60% for all modules.


The Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted online at: www.oldmutual.co.za/careers/accounting-bursary
  • Bursary Motivation Form (download and complete), then complete the online application which includes a gamified assessment (it is not timed). You will be required to attach a one pager CV
  • Shortlisted candidates will be sent a link to complete psychometric assessments.
  • Finalists will be invited to a selection day where we will conduct interviews.
  • Should you be selected after the interview you will receive a provisional offer which will be confirmed once we receive your final matric results and proof of acceptance at University for an Actuarial Science or Accounting Science programme.


Required Documentation (to be included in the application)

  • One pager CV
  • Bursary Motivation Form (download and complete)
  • School Reports for Grade 10 – 12
  • Matric Certificate (if applicable)/ Academic transcript
  • University acceptance/conditional acceptance letter (if applicable) / Proof of registration
  • NBT Statement (if applicable)
  • Full Academic Transcript (applicable to current University students only)
  • ID Copy
  • Head and Shoulders Photo


Important Notes

  • Parental/guardian consent is required if you are under eighteen (18) years of age
  • Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups, including candidates with disabilities.
  • Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged background or demonstrate financial need.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications close 30 September 2024


If you have any queries, contact the Old Mutual Early Careers team by emailing earlycareers@oldmutual.co



High School (Grade 11) (Required), High School (Grade 12): Accountancy

Closing Date: 30 September 2024


The appointment will be made from the designated group in line with the Employment Equity Plan of Old Mutual South Africa and the specific business unit in question.

Old Mutual Limited is pro-vaccination and encourages its workforce to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

All prospective employees are required to disclose their vaccination status as part of the recruitment process.

Please refer to the Old Mutual’s Covid-19 vaccination policy for further detail. Kindly note that Old Mutual reserves the right to reinstate the requirement to vaccinate at any point if it is of the view that it is imperative to do so.

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