Mercedes Benz Bursary – Get a head-start into the world of work by participating in the Mercedes-Benz Bursary Programme, and transport your career with one of the world’s most successful automotive companies.
Mercedes Benz Bursary Information
The Programme aims to harness outstanding achievers at Grade 12 and Tertiary levels into our fold of growing Talent, by offering the participant financial aid for studies as well as experiential learning.
Mercedes Benz Bursaries Option
Anyone studying (or intending to study in):
Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Mechatronics)
Procurement and Supply
Mercedes Benz Bursaries Available Requirements
South African Citizen, or permanent resident Grade 12 learners Students enrolled for, or currently pursuing, full-time studies (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th yr students may apply) Excellent Grade 12 results with distinction in HG Mathematics and/or HG Physical Science an advantage Maintenance of excellent Tertiary Results, average of 65% an advantage A CV as an attachment (ensure that the file size is small enough to upload, e.g. PDF) A certified copy of your Grade 12, or latest Tertiary results A certified copy of your ID
How to Apply
Mercedes-benz bursary application form is available Online
Note this bursary is now closed
About Mercedes Benz
‘It’s not the idea, it’s the implementation that counts.’
Gottlieb Daimler is born on 17 March 1834 in Schorndorf. After training as a gunsmith and working in France, he attends the Polytechnic School in Stuttgart from 1857 to 1859.
After completing various technical activities in France and England, he starts work as a draftsman in Geislingen in 1862. At the end of 1863, he is appointed workshop inspector in a machine tool factory in Reutlingen, where he meets Wilhelm Maybach in 1865.
In 1872, he becomes Technical Director of the gas engine manufacturer Deutz Gasmotorenfabrik, where he becomes familiar with Otto’s four-stroke technology. After differences with the Managing Director, he leaves the company in 1882.
Daimler sets up a development workshop in his greenhouse at his Cannstatt villa to concentrate on developing petrol-driven four-stroke engines. Working with Wilhelm Maybach in 1884, he develops an internal combustion engine known today as the ‘Grandfather Clock’. With its compact, low-weight design, the machine forms the basis for installation in a vehicle.
The costs of trial operations soon consume Daimler’s entire fortune, however, so he is obliged to find business partners. He founds ‘Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft’ on 28 November 1890 together with Max Duttenhofer and his business partner Wilhelm Lorenz. But while Duttenhofer wants to produce stationary engines, Daimler prefers to focus on vehicle production, and a dispute ensues.