2012 ABSA Graduate Program

We are open for applications from 8 April to 15 August 2011. Please note that only online applications will be considered. The Absa Graduate Development Programme is a year-long development programme. Successful candidates will be offered full-time permanent employment with associated employee benefits.

Graduates will obtain behavioural skills training as well as technical development to gain the necessary skills and add value in challenging roles within the business, whilst enjoying all the privileges of being part of a larger “Graduate” community. Graduates also receive individual performance coaching and gain exposure to key business leaders within Absa as well as externally.

Training is provided to develop:

  • Knowledge of the Absa business and the industry as a whole
  • Product knowledge within specific Business Units
  • Systems and technical job-related skills
  • Leadership and self-management skills
  • Customer centricity and related behavioural skills

The development environment

Absa supports the career development of its people. It strives to build a compelling and relevant talent-management proposition to afford employees a richer employee experience. The Group offers employee mentorship and coaching programmes, run by senior leaders who are committed to people development and helping employees reach their full potential.

Due to the sheer size and scope of its business, Absa is an organisation with a multitude of divisions and niche business units. We provide for a wide range of career choices, including (inter alia) banking, finance, financial management, internal audit, risk management, insurance, investment services, AgriBusiness, financial engineering, actuarial services, legal services, industrial engineering, strategy and planning, HR, IT, digital channels, logistics management, marketing, sales, communications and PR.

We employ graduates from various disciplines, including commerce and management, law, HR, risk management, industrial engineering, IT, actuarial science, financial engineering and applied sciences. There are internal development opportunities available to all staff to support skills development and internal mobility.

Minimum requirements

  1. B Degree or equivalent NQF level 6 qualification related to the Financial Services Industry, to be obtained before January 2012
  2. An aggregate achievement of at least 60% during the final year of under graduate studies
  3. No more than twenty four (24) months permanent work experience. (This excludes temporary work during full-time studies). Work experience is not a requirement
  4. Applicants must be a citizen of South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Nigeria or Botswana
  5. Other Foreign Nationals with Special Skills permits may also apply

Step 1

Apply online for the Graduate Trainee position

Step 2

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to complete psychometric assessments. This invitation will be extended via e-mail and SMS (as per contact details provided in the relevant candidates’ online applications).

Step 3

Short-listed candidates will be invited to face-to-face Group Assessments which will be held in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth

Step 4

Further short-listed candidates will be invited for panel interviews with the hiring line managers

Step 5

The final selection for the 2012 Graduate intake will then be made and all candidates will be informed of the outcome by 1 December 2011

Click here to learn more and Apply Online



10 Responses

  1. Alida Isaacs says:

    In which regions will the ABSA graduates & bursary program taking place? I am enquiring about the Northern Cape Region.

  2. fulufhelo says:

    i just love the programme of absa graduates 2012 but i have been trying to apply online and is so hard to get it right

  3. karabo says:

    i have a little sister who is currently in grade 12 i need to apply on her behalf but i cant get this thing right . what you reckon i must do?

  4. Sivuyile Qungani says:

    I am a student currently doing 3rd year in Cost and Management Accounting, hw to apply for this graduate Traine position?

  5. Ivan says:

    I am currently doing my final year in Infomation Management majoring in Business Analysis and Project Management. I will like to apply for the graduate program for 2012 but i battling to upload my details. Please advise if the is an error from your site

  6. Palesa says:

    Im currently doing my last year in internal auditing national diploma,it would really be an honour to be part of the internship program or the trainee gradute program,to be able to gain skill and knowledge in the corporate world.

  7. Lindiwe says:

    Hi! i’m Lindiwe I am 25 I would really want to be part of the graduate programme,I completed my B.comm Degree in Economics,Business Management and Commercial Law in 2009 I am a hard worker,self motivated person enjoy working on a team and also by myself.

  8. Thulisile says:

    Hello, im Thulisile Ngwenya im currently doing my national diploma in Public Relations Management. Im creative, strategic and i always leave a room for learning more about everything around me.

  9. Stanley says:

    Are the bursary application for Internal Auding for 2012 open for second year students?