Petra Diamonds is committed to develop and expand South Africa’s skills base. To this end Petra provides an opportunity for South Africans to acquire qualifications and skills to develop a career in the mining industry and make a positive contribution to South Africa.

Petra Diamonds offers bursaries and vocational work experience (internships) in the following fields:

  • Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical, Mining
  • Earth Sciences: Geology

How to apply

The applicant must meet the minimum requirements as set out by Petra Diamonds below.

An application form may be downloaded from the Career Wise website.

Careerwise will receive, scan and shortlist all applications. The final selection is made by Petra Diamonds.


  • Applicant must be a citizen of South Africa
  • Applicants must have a keen interest in the mining industry and a drive to establish a career within this industry
  • Current matriculants should obtain university exemptions with a minimum of 6 or 7 for maths (not maths literacy) and science
  • Current university students should demonstrate high academic achievement within their field of study
  • Applicants should be prepared to relocate to rural areas where the mining operations are located if required

 Bursary value

  • Full tuition fees
  • Full residence and meals (or equivalent allowance)
  • Annual cash and travel allowance
  • Life skills training
  • Compulsory practical vacation employment during December and January
  • The bursary is renewable annually


The bursary carries a contractual obligation, for which the bursar is required to work for Petra Diamonds for a period equal to the study period of the bursary. Bursars who fail to graduate or do not take up employment for any reason are required to repay costs incurred.

For more information visit the Petra Diamonds website.