Nestlés Future Talent Bursary

Nestlés Future Talent Bursary


Nestlé was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé, a Swiss pharmacist. In the 1870’s, the brand arrived in South Africa and today has over 3100 employees across the country.
Nestlé is the top nutrition, wellness and health company across the globe. Some of our favourite foods are manufactured by the brand, including chocolate bars, cereals, ice cream, bottled water, baby food and even pet food.


The NFT (Nestlé’s Future Talent) Bursary scheme is available for children of Nestlé employees, as well as external students based on specific screening criteria. The reason for the implementation of the bursary scheme is to help address the skills shortage in South Africa, as well as to ensure continuity of Nestlé’s talent needs.
tudents are expected to maintain a minimum average of 65% during the year and must submit semester results when applying for bursary renewal for the next year of study. Applicants are also urged to make payment for their registration, for which they will be reimbursed when awarded the bursary scheme.
Applicants must ensure that they have read and agreed to the Nestle-Bursaries-Terms-and-Conditions (PDF) before applying.


Students must meet the following minimum criteria before their applications will be considered:

  • South African Citizen,
  • Between 17 and 25 years old,
  • Have obtained a Senior Certificate with minimum “C” symbol/ 60-69%,
  • Registered full-time at a recognised tertiary institution.



Download and complete the Nestle Bursary Application Form (word document) version, OR Nestle Bursary Application Form (PDF) version.
Please include the following documents with your complete application form:

  • Copy of ID document,
  • Copy of the latest academic results (if in Matric the latest school report),
  • Confirmation of registration at tertiary institution,
  • Full transcript of results (if student was on bursary in the previous year),
  • Original quote/ tax invoice of course costs,
  • Original quote/ tax invoice for textbooks,
  • Tertiary institutions banking details (on letterhead).

Application forms and supporting documents must then be emailed to:


Applications should be submitted between 1 August and 31 September annually.

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