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At Absa, we believe in making our world a better place through Shared Growth, a philosophy that drives every person in our organisation – enabling us all to contribute to our country and our continent thriving.

We believe in the power of collective intelligence – that, by connecting people, we can achieve far more together, than we ever could, alone.

What are we looking for?

  • A structured development journey in the first year of employment
  • Permanent employment from day one, with a competitive package
  • Vehicle and home finance at staff rates
  • Reduced banking fees
  • Exclusive access to Rise: our global innovation hub
  • 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

Areas within the bank where you could be placed

How to apply

Entry criteria
  • A postgraduate qualification (minimum NQF Level 8) in any of the disciplines that we recruit from, obtained before January 2019, with the exception of Computer Science as these students do not need a postgraduate qualificiation
  • Less than 24 months’ permanent work experience (this excludes temporary work during full-time studies)
Programmes related to professional qualifications:
  • SAICA – Final year students studying towards BCom Accounting Hons, CTA, GDA or equivalent
  • CIMA – Students currently completing studies that will exempt you to the managerial level at the end of the year application (2018)
What to consider when applying:
Our organisation recruits graduates from each country in which it operates. You will need to be a citizen of the country in which you are applying. If you are not a citizen in the country you are applying for, you will need to ensure you are eligible to work in that country, as well as obtain the necessary work permits and/or documentation to allow you to work in that country (you will need to obtain these prior to your application).
We offer opportunities in the following countries:
  • Botswana
  • Ghana
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
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Closing date : 2018-06-15

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Bursary details

Each year we select a handful of the most promising students who we believe have what it takes to move our business forward.
Our Bursary Programme provides financial support to full-time students, enabling them to complete their education and potentially pursue a career with us upon qualifying. 
  • Applicants must be South African citizens, currently at an accredited university or planning to enter tertiary education in 2019.
  • Undergraduate students must have achieved a minimum average of 70% in  the 2018 academic year.

Applicants should be studying to complete a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following qualifications;

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

Bursary closing date : 2018-06-15

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