First National Bank Graduate Programme For 2013

The FNB Graduate Programme

The FNB Graduate Programme addresses specific needs of our business, as well as catering to the career development needs of our graduates. Graduates are hired as permanent employees and placed in roles aligned to their academic background and career interests.

The Graduate Programme consists of training specifically designed to support new graduates and allow them to succeed in our complex business environment. It consists of skills development in technical as well as soft skill areas such as:

  • Networking;
  • Performance Management;
  • Business writing;
  • Project Management;
  • Self and career development.

In order to expose all graduates to the various career paths that exist in FNB, monthly Knowledge Sharing Sessions are held. During these sessions, each business segment talks about how they fit into FNB and the career opportunities that it has to offer. The graduates have an opportunity to network with the CEO’s and management of each segment.

Each new graduate is assigned to a ‘buddy’ who is there to provide support and advice on how to adapt to the corporate world. The most important support comes from new graduates themselves and team building events are held to allow the graduate class to get to know each other better.

Throughout the year, graduates are provided with feedback and career guidance to make sure ongoing development takes place.

Among the many opportunities available to our graduates are strategic marketing, business analysis, IT development, quantitative analysis, product development, business case development and many others. Many students are surprised to find that we hire a lot if IT graduates as part of the programme, but with FNB’s ongoing innovations, we are constantly in need of IT skills to build new technologies that keep us on the frontline of what is new and exciting.

Once candidates are selected they undergo an assessment and then a first-round interview is conducted by one of the graduate recruiters. This is a competency-based interview that also explores your career interests which helps the graduate recruiter to assign you to a role that matches your potential. The final step is an interview with your allocated business unit.

To apply, you need to have a university degree in one of the following specialisations:

  • Accounting / Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science / IT
  • Engineering
  • Information Systems / Informatics
  • Marketing
  • Maths / Statistics

This is not an exhaustive list of degrees – other degrees will be considered according to business needs.

Register and submit your application online attaching your CV and full academic results. Applications open 1 May 2012 and close 31 August 2012.

What is the length of the programme?

The graduate development programme runs for one year. All applicants are hired as permanent FNB employees from the beginning of the programme.

Orientation will begin in January 2013.

See more details here


23 Responses

  1. ferial de vries says:

    hi there
    would like to know more about graduate programs,i have some financial studies that i did through Unisa,i still have to do a few modules,but can’t afford now,i need to earn some money first.i was thinking of getting a job and studying part time.
    please advise if you would be possibe to help me.

  2. Ipeleng says:

    Good day

    Due to the requirements for IT, do you consider a 3years national Diploma? And I’m currently studying a part time btech in IT with UNISA.

    Can I submit my cv?

  3. Nonkululeko says:

    Im a 21 years old female, i have matric and im a partime student at UNISA, my numbers are 0743063654

  4. Jabulile Goodness Nene says:

    Im 25 years lady,I have National Diploma in Public Finance and Accounting.Im looking for the job that pertaining to finance and accounting. im the graduate and im married,christian too.

  5. Thato Tsehlo says:

    I’m a 32 year old foreigner permanently staying and married in South Africa
    I obtained a Bcomm accounting and Business management from central university of technology freestate

    Iam looking for a permanent job as I have five years experience in administrative work
    For more information pleas contact me on 0799307866

  6. Ncumisa anna ngcangca says:

    Afternoon I’m a 23year old lady,i would like to knw in regard with the requirements for IT,I have a Diploma for IT so is it applicable for me to apply?do you also consider a Diploma?

  7. Nonokazi Sigcu says:

    Im Nonokazi Sigcu having a Bcom Accounting Degree, how can i apply for post.

  8. Nhlanhla says:

    gud dae i jct want to know dat you consider a 2 year national diploma im 23 years old im a male my digits 0791889816

  9. Nhlanhla says:

    i was doing IT i fnished it this year

  10. minah rantlhwatlhwa says:

    I am 25 years old looking for a job

  11. Leonie says:

    I am first year Masters Industrial Psychology Student, looking for 2013 Internship.

  12. MAHLATSE says:

    Good Day am Mahlatse Bambo,a Marketing Graduate seeking an Internship.I have optained a B-Tech degree in Marketing. Contant me on 0747038653.
    Thank you in anticipation

  13. Caven Management says:

    I am a master student specializing in managerial psychology. Strategic and performance management is my area of interest. I am finishing in December. I am really interested in this program. My phone number is 0060169766325

  14. Sphelele says:


    I’m currently doing my final year studying National Diploma in Accounting. I want to know that should i apply for this post becouse im also interested to work for FNB. I’ll be waiting for your respond. If possible you can call me on 0844811661

  15. Siphamandla Mnisi says:

    I completed my National Diploma in Accounting last year at the University of Johannesburg. I’m highly interested in working at FNB. I really don’t mind the kind of job that you guys offer me as long as its accouting related I’ll be glad. My mobile number is 0834366451. I’m looking forward to hearing from you anytime soon for today.

  16. Zama Nkabini says:

    I have just obtained my Bcom.Accounting Degree and I am intrested in this
    Training Programme

    I will await your favorable reply

    Ms. Zama Nkabini
    Cell 0748405552

  17. i just competed my diploma in Financial Information Systems and i am interested in the graduate prog.
    i will be awaiting your response

  18. GEORGE says:


  19. Dear sir/mada
    i am currently left with one subject to complete my national diploma in Economic Management Analysis should i apply for this program because i am interested to work at FNB. my contact number is 0720739843. i am looking forward to hearing from you

  20. Andisiwe says:

    I have completed a ND: Small Business Management(2010). At the moment I am currently registered for a BTech: Business Administration. I would like to participate in your graduate programme. My cell phone no. is 0834037570

  21. Thandeka says:

    I am a third-year student in Bsc Computer Science and IT

  22. Philani Sibiya says:

    I am Siphikeleli Philani Sibiya, I have completed my Bcom( accounting) degree in 2010 at university of Zululand. I am interested In FNB graduate development programme. I am willing to buid up my career with FNB and to get great exposure in banking and financial services in FNB

  23. GLORIA says: