Hatch: Electrical Engineering Bursary in Johannesburg

Website Hatch

Recruiter/Employer: Hatch

Hatch, a global engineering and project delivery company, invites passionate and driven individuals to join our Bursary Programme in Electrical Engineering. With a history spanning over 65 years and a presence in 150 countries, we are dedicated to positive change in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors. At Hatch, we strive for excellence, fostering a dynamic work environment that encourages innovation and sustainability.

Job Positions/Locations/Ref Numbers: Bursary Programme – Electrical Engineering

  • Requisition ID: 88791
  • Job Category: Engineering
  • Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Electrical engineering is a dynamic and multifaceted field that plays a pivotal role in shaping the modern world. It encompasses the study, design, and application of electrical systems and devices, ranging from small-scale electronic components to large-scale power systems. Electrical engineers are at the forefront of technological advancements, contributing to innovations that impact various industries and improve the quality of life.

Roles and Responsibilities: Electrical engineers engage in a diverse array of roles, reflecting the broad scope of their profession. Some key responsibilities include:

  1. Circuit Design and Analysis:
    • Creating and analyzing electrical circuits to ensure functionality and efficiency.
    • Designing electronic components and systems for specific applications.
  2. Power Systems and Energy:
    • Developing, maintaining, and improving power generation, transmission, and distribution systems.
    • Exploring renewable energy sources and integrating them into existing power grids.
  3. Control Systems:
    • Designing control systems for various applications, such as robotics and industrial automation.
    • Implementing algorithms and technologies to regulate and optimize processes.
  4. Electronics and Communications:
    • Designing electronic devices, such as smartphones, computers, and communication systems.
    • Working on signal processing, data transmission, and wireless communication technologies.
  5. Embedded Systems:
    • Creating embedded systems for specific functions, often found in consumer electronics and industrial applications.
    • Integrating hardware and software to achieve specific tasks.
  6. Research and Development:
    • Engaging in cutting-edge research to advance the field’s knowledge and technology.
    • Developing new materials, components, and systems to address emerging challenges.
  7. Project Management:
    • Overseeing the planning, execution, and completion of electrical engineering projects.
    • Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to achieve project goals.

Industries and Applications: Electrical engineers contribute to a wide range of industries, including but not limited to:

  1. Power Generation and Distribution:
    • Planning and maintaining electrical grids for efficient energy distribution.
    • Implementing smart grid technologies for enhanced reliability and sustainability.
  2. Electronics and Telecommunications:
    • Designing and developing electronic devices, integrated circuits, and communication systems.
    • Advancing technologies in areas such as 5G communication and Internet of Things (IoT).
  3. Automotive and Transportation:
    • Designing electrical systems for vehicles, including electric and hybrid cars.
    • Contributing to autonomous vehicle technologies and intelligent transportation systems.
  4. Aerospace and Defense:
    • Developing electronic systems for aircraft, satellites, and military applications.
    • Ensuring the reliability and functionality of critical defense systems.
  5. Manufacturing and Industrial Automation:
    • Implementing automation solutions for improved efficiency and quality in manufacturing.
    • Designing control systems for industrial processes.

Educational Path and Professional Development: Becoming an electrical engineer typically involves obtaining a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field. Many professionals choose to pursue advanced degrees (master’s or Ph.D.) for specialized roles or research positions. Continuing education and staying abreast of technological advancements are essential in this rapidly evolving field.

Challenges and Future Trends: The field of electrical engineering faces ongoing challenges and opportunities:

  1. Miniaturization and Integration:
    • Meeting the demand for smaller, more efficient electronic components.
    • Integrating diverse technologies into compact and multifunctional devices.
  2. Renewable Energy Integration:
    • Adapting power systems to accommodate the increasing use of renewable energy sources.
    • Developing energy storage solutions for improved grid stability.
  3. Cybersecurity:
    • Addressing the growing concerns related to the security of interconnected systems.
    • Implementing robust cybersecurity measures in electronic devices and communication systems.
  4. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning:
    • Applying AI and machine learning algorithms to enhance the capabilities of electrical systems.
    • Integrating intelligent features into devices and control systems.


Embark on a rewarding journey with Hatch and avail yourself of the following benefits:

  • Tuition: Full coverage of academic expenses.
  • Allowances: Financial support for personal and educational needs.
  • Accommodation: Assistance with housing arrangements.
  • Vacation Work: Gain practical experience through structured vacation work opportunities.


To be considered for the Bursary Programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: South African citizenship is a prerequisite.
  • Education: Pursuing or intending to pursue a BSc or BEng in Electrical Engineering at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa.
  • Academic Achievement: Tertiary students must maintain an average academic achievement of 65% or above.


Applicants must provide the following documents along with their application:

  • South African Identity Document
  • Grade 12 results
  • Complete transcript of tertiary academic record
  • Comprehensive CV

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply by submitting their applications through the provided application form. Ensure that all required documents are attached to the application. The application form and additional details can be found on our official website.

Closing Date:

The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2024. Ensure that your application is complete and submitted before the specified closing date.

Official Contact:

For more information or inquiries, please visit our official website: Hatch – Careers

Why Join Us:

At Hatch, you will:

  • Work with great people dedicated to making a positive difference.
  • Collaborate on exciting projects, contributing to innovative solutions.
  • Benefit from a flexible work environment and long-term career development opportunities.
  • Think globally while working locally.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Hatch is committed to building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. We encourage individuals to apply, even if their experiences don’t perfectly align with the listed skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer, considering applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. Accommodation requirements can be communicated, and we will strive to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

Data Protection:

To process your application, we will collect and process your personal information in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA). Please review our HR Processing Notice on the Hatch website for more details: Hatch HR Processing Notice.

We look forward to welcoming dedicated individuals who share our commitment to a better world through positive change. Join us in shaping the future of engineering and project delivery at Hatch!

To apply for this job please visit jobs.hatch.com.