At Absa we’re committed to finding local solutions to uniquely local challenges and everything we do is focused on adding value. To this end we offer all our clients across the continent a range of retail, business, corporate and investment, and wealth management solutions as well as ensure a positive impact in all the countries where we operate.

We’re a truly African brand, inspired by the people we serve and determined to always be brave, passionate and ready so that we can make Africa proud.

Absa Group Limited is listed on the JSE and is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the continent and around 42 000 employees.

At Absa Group we believe in possibility, in the actions of people who always find a way to get things done. We believe in creating opportunities for our customers to make their possibilities real and supporting them every step of the way. Our group is a future-focused organisation, driven by progress and our desire to thrive in the digital age.

Location: Gauteng

Each year we select a handful of talented top performers and provide with financial support enabling them to complete their education and potentially pursuing a career with us on qualifying.

Who we look for
You are achieving a minimum average of 75% and wanting to take the first step towards the future you want? So have we. Let us help you bring your possibilities to life of studying and potentially pursuing a career with us

Key offers

Full university accommodation or University accredited accommodation

Full registration and Tuition

Text book allocation

Meal allowance



Transport allowance (Terms and condition apply)

Buddying system to help you through your study journey

Soft skills training for easier integration into the world of work

Relevant workplace exposure through structured Vacation work

Access to comprehensive range of counselling services offered by ICAS

Applicants should be South African and studying to complete a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Computer Science
  • Informatics, Information Technology
  • Data Science
  • Statistics
  • Analytics
  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Engineering (industrial, financial, or process)
  • Other relevant Mathematical Sciences

We also offer postgraduate bursaries on an adhoc basis.

Closing date : 31 July 2020

Graduate Programme:

The Rising Eagles Graduate Programme has evolved into the Gen A Grad Programme, reflecting Absa’s role in shaping Africa’s future. The Gen A Grad Programme will be bringing together a new generation of our continent’s talent with the vision of creating tomorrow’s leaders. That’s Africanacity. That’s Absa.

The GenA Grad Programme is designed for grads who are on their A-game, and believe in not just building a career, but also building our continent.  This 10-month structured development journey will equip new graduates with the fundamental skills required to transition effectively into Absa as young professionals.

Closing date : 31 July 2020

  • A structured development journey in the first year of employment
  • Permanent employment from day one, with a competitive package. With the exception of the Industrial Psychology Internship and the Global Markets Programme
  • Vehicle and home finance at staff rates
  • Reduced banking fees
  • A dedicated Young Talent Team to support you
  • The opportunity to be a part of initiatives affecting real change in Africa
  • A strong support network of Alumni
  • Access to vast networking opportunities in Africa
  • An opportunity to bring solutions from the Human Quantum Computer to life

How to apply

Limited opportunities are available so make sure you log onto the following site to apply:

Closing date : 31 July 2020

From one banking solution and innovative tech to Sunday and paperless banking, everything we do is to make your life easier and empower you to take control of your money. To simplify banking, we’ve developed an all-inclusive banking solution. Global One is the one solution that enables you to transact, save and access credit in realtime. We also believe in harnessing the power of technology to make each interaction easier and simpler. We do everything we can to ensure that our clients have access to transparent and affordable banking services. When you bank with us, there are no hidden costs. We’re committed to making sure that you have a clear understanding of exactly what you’re paying for. Why shouldn’t you have access to your cash when and where you want it? Whether you prefer Remote Banking, ATM transacting, drawing cash from tills at your local supermarket or coming into one of our branches, the way you access you cash is entirely up to you. An affordable, simplified banking solution would mean very little without excellent service. Our immediate focus is to build a relationship with you to better understand your needs and goals and to empower you to take control of your cash. With more than 700 branches currently serving South Africans, our employee numbers have grown to almost 12 000 and we are still recruiting!

Location: Western Cape

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate bursaries to fund studies in selected fields and are looking for individuals who: are determined to succeed, motivated to reach their dreams and will seize every available opportunity. If you fit this description and need help funding your studies, we would like to hear from you!

Bursary applicants must fulfill one of the following 3 criteria:

  • Have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational)
  • Be in the process of obtaining your 2019 National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational)
  • Currently, be studying towards or plan to study a relevant undergraduate and/or post-graduate degree within the following fields:
    – Quantitative Risk Management
    – Financial Management
    – Business Economics
    – Economic Science
    – Economic and Management Science
    – Industrial Engineering
    – Applied Mathematics
    – Computer- and/or Mathematical Science
    – Data Mining and/or Science
    – Information Technology and/or Computer Science
    – Statistics
    – Statistics and/or Mathematics
    – Higher Certificate: Information Systems (Engineering/Internet/Software  Development)

Additional requirements:

  • Good standing academic record
  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • Willing to relocate to and work in Stellenbosch

Closing date : 5 May 2020

Capitec Bank, South Africa’s fastest growing retail bank, wants 10 exceptional people to join our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) at our head office in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

Once appointed to the GDP, you’ll be a part of a rotational programme that will give you exposure to different parts of the organisation. After successfully completing the programme, you will be placed within one of the following departments in Capitec Bank:

  • Information Technology
  • Data and Digital Solutions
  • Financial Management
  • Credit Management
  • Business Improvement
  • Marketing
  • Business Support

Who we look for:

  • You have a keen interest in understanding how a successful business works;
  • You are innovative in responding to business and client needs;
  • You can decide upon and initiate appropriate action;
  • You have the drive to deliver results and meet client expectations;
  • You are motivated to work with and relate well to others;
  • You can adapt and respond to change quickly;
  • You enjoy networking; and
  • You have a clear credit and criminal record.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have work rights in South Africa (10 Digit SA ID number)
  • Must have less than 24 months’ work experience
  • Degree completion date: must be completed on or before 1st February 2021
  • Degree must be at least a level of 7 in South Africa (BA/Bcom)
  • Grade average: 60%
  • The candidate must not have a qualification that is higher than level 10 in South Africa (Masters)

How to apply

To apply, please visit

Closing date : 5 May 2020

Talented individuals who love challenges, are motivated to add value and have innovative ideas will always find a home at FirstRand. 
FirstRand is a leading African financial services business with brands well known for their entrepreneurship and innovation: FNB, RMB, WesBank and Ashburton Investments. Each of the brands is united by a shared philosophy and a unique owner manager culture that empowers and mandates teams to make a serious impact in the financial services field – and on the world.
We select exceptional students for a two unique programmes (one for CAs, one for Quants) that gives them hands on, on the job experience in all aspects of banking, investments, finance and financial services: A 4-in-1 experience for exposure, experience, skills and knowledge.

Location: Gauteng

Bursary details

Are you invested in your future?

Then FirstRand would like to invest in you…

“Talented individuals who love challenges, are motivated to add value and have innovative ideas will always find a home at FirstRand.”


As a leading African financial services business, FirstRand has a vested interest in the future of the continent and her young talent. With brands well known for their entrepreneurship and innovation: FNB, RMB, WesBank and Ashburton Investments – FirstRand is actively engaged in virtually every sector of the economy.

And so we invest in those students who invest in themselves.  Our bursaries are available to top performers.

If you are in the final year of a BCom Accountancy, Accounting Honours or CTA programme – or have completed your second year quants (in Mathematics, Statistical, Engineering or Actuarial Studies); are passionate about your field of study, motivated, driven and full of hope for your future, then let FirstRand’s bursaries work for you.

Closing date : 13 December 2020

The FIRSTRAND QUANTS SUMMER WEEK from 23 – 27 November 2020 offers:

  • Hands on experience  at FNB, RMB, WesBank, Ashburton Investments and FCC (Group functions)
  • Face time with legendary South African business leaders
  • A challenging group project with other students from across South Africa
  • Exposure to the First Rand culture and environment
  • And much more!

Looking for a face to face, hands-on personal experience?

How to apply
Limited opportunities are available so make sure you log onto the following site to apply:

Closing date : 2020-09-30


The FIRSTRAND EXPEDITION WEEK from 6 – 10 July 2020 offers:

Hands on experience at FNB, RMB, WesBank, Ashburton


  • The FIRSTRAND EXPEDITION WEEK in the July Winter holidays July offers:
  • Hands on experience at FNB, RMB, WesBank, Ashburton
  • Investments and FCC (Group functions)
  • Face time with legendary South African business leaders
  • A challenging group project with other students from across South Africa
  • Exposure to the First Rand culture and environment
  • And much more!

How to apply

Limited opportunities are available so make sure you log onto the following site to apply:

Closing date : 2020-04-30


Self-starters who appreciate substance over form and take pride in going beyond expectations and pushing the limits of personal potential – take note.

Candidates: Completed or in final year of BCom, BSc Accounting Honours, CTA Degree

You’ve heard all the spin… you’ve heard what is expected of you. But for some, just going with the flow is just not good enough. How about a diverse and comprehensive programme that gives you wide exposure, experience, contacts and dedicated training in all SAICA specified competencies (with specific focus on Financial Management, Tax and Management Decision Making).

The closing date for applications is 30 April 2020. 


Numbers make the world go round… but people matter far more. They are the resource, the reward and the purpose.

Candidates: Completing BSc Honours in  Actuarial Science, BSc Honours in Mathematical Statistics, Honours in Quantitative Risk Management, Honours in Industrial & Chemical Engineering and Data Science

If you’ll flourish in a diverse, well rounded and innovative environment, FirstRand is a choice that gives you more options. Our quantitative graduate programme includes full study bursaries, vacation work, and employment for students in the field of actuarial science and other mathematical or statistical disciplines. Find opportunities at the FirstRand Corporate Centre, FNB, RMB, WesBank and Ashburton Investments.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2020.

How to apply

Limited opportunities are available so make sure you log onto the following site to apply:

Closing date : 2020-04-30

FNB is part of the FirstRand Banking group and is the oldest bank in South Africa, formed in Grahamstown in 1838. As a financial institution we provide personal , private, business , commercial and corporate banking services to customers across South Africa as well as in the following countries in Africa: Zambia; Botswana; Namibia; Swaziland; Lesotho; Tanzania; Ghana; Mozambique.

As a bank founded by entrepreneurs, we subscribe to an “owner manager” culture. This means that the leaders of our smaller, more agile groups of businesses can be more competitive, flexible and collaborative. We have an entrepreneurial drive to action that is conducive for our people to have space to make a difference, work that is challenging, opportunities to innovate and working conditions that are flexible.

Locations: Gauteng , KwaZulu-Natal , Western Cape

FNB Bursary Programme for future leaders

We believe in growing future leaders for South Africa, which begins with growing our brightest young minds. The reality is that there are many strong academic students who show the greatest potential and dedication but have very limited financial resources. Which is why we’ve established the FNB Bursary Programme for top-class students who need funding to complete their commerce and science degrees. We believe in investing in you, without any expectation of you working back or paying back the funds. It’s another way in which we’re committed to helping to create a better world. Because a better world needs better leaders.

We’ve partnered with only the best bursary service providers to ensure we’re helping deserving students receive the education, mentorship and support they need. So speak to one of our bursary service providers today.

Note: Closing dates vary between June and September, depending on the provider:

SAICA Thuthuka Bursary Fund
Accounting only
086 107-2422

South African Actuary Development Programme
Actuarial Science only
011 642-2202

Future League week (29 June – 3 July)

FNB Future League gives you, the student who wants more from a career, the opportunity to experience FNB across various disciplines and most importantly, gets you an insider’s glimpse of what it would be like to work at FNB. Here we’ll show you how your specific studies are put into practice.

You need to be in your penultimate or final year of studies to qualify. Closing dates for applications is 5 June 2020

Vacation work

What is vacation work? 

Vacation work is an opportunity for students to gain insight into what it’s like working at FNB as well as to add value and get real work experience in environments across the bank that make use of your specific knowledge and skill sets.

When and where does it take place? 

Vacation work will take place from 29 June – 10 July. Most of the opportunities will be based in our head office in Johannesburg, but we will also host students in various areas country-wide, depending on the assignments available. Students in their 2nd year, final or penultimate year of studies in faculties such as Science (IT and quantitative degrees such as Statistics or Actuarial studies) and Engineering.

Closing date : 5 June 2020

We hire and develop students to join teams of IT specialists, engineers, finance and accounting gurus, actuaries and statisticians, risk specialists.

Students with a minimum 3 year university degree in commerce, science or engineering.

How to apply

Submit your CV and academic results on :

Closing date : 7 August 2020

Nedbank Group is a diversified financial services provider offering a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services as well as insurance, asset management and wealth management solutions. Nedbank operates under a federal operating model, delivering our products and services through four main business clusters, providing our clients access to financial services in 39 countries across Africa.
Our purpose is to use our financial expertise to do good for individuals, families, businesses and society. We have a vision-led, values-driven philosophy to leading and managing our business, because how we achieve our vision is as important to us as what we achieve.
With a view to being most admired by our stakeholders, our Deep Green aspirations and targets strongly influence our planning up to 2020 and for the long term. To remain successful in banking over the long term the socioeconomic context in which we operate, matters enormously. Our recognition of the systematic interdependencies between economic success, societal wellbeing and environmental health led us to develop a set of eight Long-term Goals for SA to achieve by 2030. The Long-term Goals define the areas where we can best grow our bank, as well as areas where we have to tilt away from in order to contribute to a thriving society. These are predominantly about how we deploy our financial capital. In response to these, we developed our Fair Share 2030 strategy.
Our presence in South Africa and beyond  
  • Nedbank Group’s primary market remains South Africa, however, we are continuing to expand into the rest of Africa.
  • We have a presence in six countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and East Africa region where we own subsidiaries and banks in Namibia, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, as well as representative offices in Angola and Kenya.
  • In West and Central Africa we follow a partnership approach and concluded the acquisition of an approximate 20% shareholding in Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) in 2014, enabling a unique one-bank experience to our clients across the largest banking network in Africa, comprising more than 2 000 branches in 39 countries.

Location: Gauteng

Each year we offer bursaries to students in need of financial assistance toward their studies. So, if you are thinking of studying towards a university degree but don’t have the financial means, the Nedbank Bursary Fund may be the solution you’re looking for.

The following are some of the questions we’ll ask when considering your application for a bursary:

  • Are you a South African citizen?
  • Do you contribute to Nedbank’s transformation targets?
  • Have you achieved enough academically? Specifically, have you earned at least a 65% average pass mark, while also meeting all of the registration criteria of a South African public university or university of technology?
  • Where do you score on a financial means test?
  • Does the degree you are applying for meet a scarce skill that we’ve identified at Nedbank or for the greater good of South Africa?

Closing date : 28 June 2020


The Nedbank CA Training Programme invites you to attend its annual CA Seminar Experience. This is a career-defining five-day journey that will inspire you and assist you in making informed decisions about your future.

During the week you will:

  • experience Nedbank’s culture, values and brand;
  • have the opportunity to network with the Nedbank CEO, other executives and trainees;
  • gain professional, leadership and interview skills, as well as improve your personal branding, CV writing and exam techniques;
  • be challenged by a wide range of comprehensive activities; and
  • gain valuable insights into the world of banking and have many questions answered.

The CA Seminar Experience will take place in December 2020.

Watch this space for applications opening!

Nedbank continues to invest in the recruitment and development of graduates with a view of establishing a talent pipeline of young people who will become future leaders and fill scarce skill roles within the organisation.
Programmes offered:
  • CA Training Programme
  • Corporate and Investment Banking Training Programme
  • Quantitative Analyst Programme


Our trainees are afforded the opportunity to rotate across the bank during the course of their designated three-year learnerships, and our proven track record of high pass rates bears testimony to the support that they receive.

Furthermore, we place great value on the principles of leadership and transformation, which are firmly ingrained in our business culture, and encourage our trainees to participate in and avail themselves of events, seminars and mentorship programmes.

Join the Nedbank CA Training Programme, where you can do more and be more.

Applications for our 2020 intake are now closed.  Applications for our 2021 intake will open in January 2020.


We’re looking for the best minds to join our team as we carve a distinct future. Our team of finance experts excels at doIng business, but they are also passionate about doing good for the greater society.

If you believe that you can write your own unique success story that could create change for our country, the continent and your own life, we’re looking for you.

Nedbank CIB wants multi-faceted people with strong academic skills, creative minds and a value system that includes integrity and respect.

Our business boasts some of the top experts in corporate and investment banking and we have an enviable track record. That record is anchored by our mandate to bring innovative thinking to the market.

Come share our philosophy and passion for diverse thinking. It’ll be the right start to your career!

Who are we looking for?

Graduates with the following Professional Qualifications/Honour’s Degree in:

Accounting, Economics or Finance
Actuarial Science, Mathematics or Statistics
Property, Quantity Surveying or Valuations Management
Hydrogeology/Water Studies
Computer Science/IT
Engineering (all fields)
Information Systems
Data Analytics or Data Science

To apply for the CIB programme, please follow this link:

Application open 1st April 2020 and close on 28 June 2020


The worldclass Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme offers exceptional prospects, developmental opportunities and benefits to trainees. The programme is unique in that it allows you to tailor your journey to your career goals.

Trainees get the opportunity to rotate across the bank during their two-year programme. Our proven track record of high retention rates is testament to the support that they receive.

What you can expect

If you aspire to have an exciting career specialising in quantitative and capital risk management, joining this tailormade graduate programme will help you achieve your dreams by opening up opportunities for you. You will have the chance to be rotated across several business areas for a period of up to two years, being extensively exposed to a broad range of quantitative risk management techniques, such as model development, model validation, scorecard calibration and stress testing. Even though you will join the various business units at an entry-level position, you will be treated as an indispensable member of the team. Your work will include the development and maintenance of models that form an integral part of our business processes, as the advanced risk measures produced by these models inform the bank’s decision making and strategy.

What we are looking for
2019 Quants Training Programme Applications
With this programme we pride ourselves on developing global business leaders with an entrenched social awareness and a vested interest in their surrounding communities, while being part of a bank that seeks to use financial expertise to do good.

Application Process
We are looking for aspiring quants who have harnessed strong analytical and problem-solving skills and who can work with decisiveness and independence in highly skilled teams. We are looking for established number crunchers who will spark and develop solutions that will propel Nedbank as a worldclass manager of risk. If this description fits you, we are looking for you.

To learn more about the programme click here:

To apply you must currently be registered for a postgraduate qualification in mathematics, stats, applied mathematics, actuarial science or engineering. Other qualifications with a quantitative element will also be considered.

Application open 1st April 2020 and close on 28 June 2020


Actually, great minds don’t think alike

How would you define an investment banker? Maybe a person with a head for numbers and a few financial degrees – or so you may think. This is true to a certain extent, but at RMB you are also likely to run into lawyers, aeronautical engineers and even medical doctors. Why? Because at RMB we need innovative, unconventional Solutionist Thinkers who are able to seek solutions beyond the obvious and challenge accepted thinking to find innovative solutions for our clients.

Every year RMB embarks on a search for the next generation of Solutionist Thinkers by putting graduates’ cognitive abilities to the test. Successful candidates enroll on the exclusive RMB Graduate Programme for a year to learn all there is to know about Corporate and Investment Banking and to hone their Solutionist Thinking skills.

Location: Gauteng

Postgraduate students who have excelled academically and show a passion for finding solutions in: Commerce, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Please note that the RMB Graduate Programme is open to South African students only.

Should a student from elsewhere in Africa wish to apply for a graduate opportunity, they should explore similar opportunities on the FNB careers website

How to apply

Limited opportunities are available so make sure you log onto the following site to apply: RMB Minds That Matter Graduate Programme

Closing date : 31 May 2020

Since our inception in 1918 we have held true to our founding purpose of empowering people to live their best possible lives, by offering relevant financial products and services, as well as empowering communities where we do business. We are a fully diversified financial services business, offering comprehensive and tailored financial solutions in five focused areas of expertise namely, Insurance, Financial Planning, Retirement, Investments and Wealth. Sanlam has successfully expanded to more than 40 countries across the world, with an extensive African footprint in more than 30 African countries.
The Group has developed successfully over the past 100 years and has been unwavering in its commitment to creating lasting value that improves lives and turns money into meaning. We’re focused on continuing to build on this legacy and how we can build a better world for generations to come.

Locations: Gauteng, Western Cape

We offer bursaries to scholars who are planning to study actuarial science in 2020. If you are a whiz at maths, enjoy a good challenge by solving difficult problems and are willing to remain focused and disciplined through years of studying and training, then you are just who we’re looking for.

Work Experience to Launch Your Career

Sanlam’s Internship Programme is aimed at unemployed graduates who are looking to gain real world work experience.  The programme is endorsed and sponsored by the Insurance Sector Education & Training Authority (INSETA).  The duration of the internship is a maximum of 1 year.

To qualify, your diploma or degree should cover at least one of the following disciplines:

  • Financial Management
  • Legal or Compliance
  • Customer Relations
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Information Technology
  • General Management
  • Business Administration

Look for internship opportunities under Current Vacancies between May and November each year.

Data and Analytics Graduate Programme

The Data and Analytics Graduate Programme focuses on developing and growing data analysis and engineering competencies for the Sanlam Group and is open to graduates that are curious about data science. This is a 24-month programme where high calibre learning will be made available to qualifying graduates.

How is it different?

  • Team collaboration providing the opportunity to work with, and learn from Sanlam Wealthsmiths™ across various disciplines
  • Ongoing technical and soft skills training in a professional environment
  • Peer coaching and mentoring from subject matter experts in the Sanlam Business Intelligence team to ensure that you are well equipped to become successful in your career
  • Team projects which aid in reinforcing the principles learnt throughout the programme

How do you benefit?

  • The programme will give you the opportunity to work with and learn from various Sanlam Wealthsmiths™, providing you with practical experience and skills which you can apply in your future career
  • You will be gaining hands-on experience on the leading BI tools; becoming part of Sanlam’s strategy to modernise the IT agenda
  • You will receive a market-related salary and significant additional benefits
  • Who are we looking for?
  • We are looking for soon-to-be graduates who are independent and self-motivated, with strong analytical skills. You must have the ability to present yourself in a competent and professional manner, work efficiently, meet deadlines, and prioritise competing responsibilities.

At least one of the following criteria must be met:

  • BEng, BSc or similar in Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • BCom or BSc Information Technology, Informatics or Computer Science
  • BCom Statistics or Mathematics
  • BTech Information Technology, Engineering or any higher qualification

Applications closing date 30 June 2020