Nedbank Graduate Development Programme 2010

Posted on :

8 Aug, 2009

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Banking Jobs in South Africa, Graduate Jobs in South Africa

The Nedbank Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) offers you a great start to your career journey and presents opportunities ranging from investment banking, information technology (IT), human resources, marketing, auditing, risk management, credit analysis, economics, logistics to chartered accounting and many more.

Nedbank is looking for students from a number of disciplines of study, including commerce, engineering, maths, science, statistics, law, IT, business science, arts and many more. We also offer training outside of public practice (TOPP) to students that aspire to be worldclass chartered accountants.

What the programme covers

The NGDP is a fast-paced and challenging, yet fun, development programme. The programme kicks off with an induction/orientation week during which you will get a broad overview of the bank and will meet and interact with executives, senior managers and other graduates at Nedbank.

Thereafter you will be exposed to various learning modules and gain on-the-job experience that will help build your competence to function effectively in the banking world. Blended learning approaches will be used and many of the modules will demand that you apply your classroom learning to your workplace. The learning will focus on personal effectiveness, technical competence, IT, business competence, compliance training and social responsibility.

In certain divisions graduates will have an opportunity to rotate around various subdivisions, exploring how the entire division operates. There would also be debriefing sessions, which will allow you the opportunity to reflect on your learning and performance in the workplace and motivate and sustain you on the programme.

Why you should complete the programme

Your years at university have assisted you with acquiring knowledge in your specific field of study. What they haven’t developed is your competence in the business world. The NGDP is a contract-based 12-month programme that is designed to help you bridge the gap between university and business by helping you gain relevant business experience. In addition, the programme results in the achievement of a recognised postgraduate qualification from a leading South African business school on successful completion of a number of compulsory formal learning modules.

Application and selection process

Applicants must meet the following selection criteria to be considered for the NGDP:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must be studying at an accredited South African higher-education institution.
  • You must be in your final year or postgraduate year of study towards a degree or diploma (or equivalent) in one of the following fields: accounting, actuarial science, auditing, banking, business management, computer sciences, IT, economics, engineering, finance, human resources/psychology, investment, law, marketing and communications, mathematics, property/construction/valuations, quantity surveying, risk management or statistics. Please note that other fields of study will also be considered, depending on Nedbank’s requirements in respect of critical and scarce skills.
  • Applicants with previous fulltime/permanent work experience must have less than two years’ experience.
  • You must be willing to undergo psychometric assessments and panel interviews.

NOTE: Entry onto the NGDP is subject to full completion of your degree/diploma in your final year of study.

The selection process

Step one:
Capture/Register your CV on the Nedbank website click here.

This will be the start of your application process.

  • To view available Graduate Development Programme opportunities visit this link and click on ‘Apply for a job at Nedbank’.
  • You must register on the website by creating a username and password, and capturing your CV before you attempt to apply for the NGDP. Only registered applicants will be able to apply.
  • You will be able to save your registration at any point and proceed with your registration next time you log on if you so wish.
  • If you experience any difficulties with the registration process, please contact our System Support Call Centre on 0867 333 333 or send an email to

Step two:
Click on ‘Career opportunities’ to gain a broad overview of Nedbank’s divisions.

  • This will give you a brief summary of the various functions in each of our divisions so that you can make an informed choice on the division that you would like to work in.
  • You will also learn more about the skills and qualifications required for each division.

Step three:
Apply for the division of your choice.

  • Applications open on 1 May 2009 and close on 16 August 2009. Click here to apply.
  • Please note that you:
    • need to complete your application in one session, ie you will not be able to save your application and complete it in another session;
    • will be required to capture your academic results, so please ensure that you have your academic record on hand when you apply; and
    • may be required to complete a numerical assessment online, so have your calculator on hand when you apply.

Step four:
Interviews and assessments

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview and/or assessments to be conducted, either at your campus or at Nedbank offices. You may be required to attend a first and second interview. Interviews will generally take the form of panel selections.

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