AEL Bursary

AEL Bursary programme is offered to top students who want to be a part of a world class organization with an international presence. These options are available to those studying towards a National Diploma in Mining Engineering and Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering qualifications.Applications are considered from students who have completed their first year of study. Bursary students are also taken to the Goldfields Academy for their in-service training.

AEL Bursaries Requirements

To qualify for a bursary or scholarship through AEL, applicants must:

  • Be a South African citizen or permanent resident
  • Be studying full time towards a National Diploma in Mining Engineering at a recognised educational institution
  • Provide proof of academic results for recent and current educational studies
  • An aggregate mark of 60% should be attained in the first year of study.

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How to Apply for AEL bursaries programme?

The application phase, which is open between September and November annually, is as follows:Email a brief covering letter to: in order to receive your application form.
Ensure that you include the relevant information and that you fulfil our selection criterion.
Should you be chosen, an AEL representative will be in contact with you and will advise you with further steps to success.

About AEL

AEL Mining Services, a member of the JSE-listed AECI Group in South Africa, is a leading developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives, initiating systems and blasting services for mining, quarrying and construction markets in Africa and Indonesia. AEL is also the largest supplier of explosives technology and initiating systems in Africa.

With its head office at Modderfontein in Johannesburg, South Africa, AEL was established in 1896 and has become one of the world’s leading suppliers of explosives and initiating systems. AEL Mining Services comprises 16 businesses complimented by production facilities and offices throughout Southern Africa, Africa, and select international regions in South East Asia, South America and Europe. AEL has 58 plants and 34 sites in more than 20 countries.

Annual sales exceed R6 billion with AEL Southern Africa accounting for 60% of sales, with the rest of Africa accounting for 33%. The balance is made up from global channels, South America and South East Asia sales.