Applications for the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Graduate Development Programme for the year 2022 are now open – and they are some of the most popular Reserve Bank vacancies.
The annual programme looks for talented postgraduates to undergo a one-year “work-and-learn” placement at the bank’s head office in Pretoria. It will kick off in January 2022 and end in December 2022.
“During the year, graduates will be assigned to a department, and will be exposed to various roles and projects,” the bank said in its announcement this week.
It added, “During the programme, graduates will attend various learning interventions at the SARB Academy for approximately 40 days. Interventions are mainly central banking specific and are aimed to produce well-rounded central bankers.
“In addition, personal and professional skills such as presentations skills, impactful reporting, business disciplines, teamwork, personal excellence and etiquette, among others, are also part of the holistic programme.”
SARB will then absorb some of the graduates into its departments permanently depending on their performance, interest and “desire to make a contribution” to its mandate and functions.
Reserve Bank’s 2022 Graduate Development Programme
To qualify for this programme, you need to:
- Have completed a postgraduate degree.
- Have attained an average of over 65 percent in your final year.
- Have a strong desire to work in financial services and/or policymaking.
- Have a proven track record of academic excellence.
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Be a South African citizen.
- Be a curious and keen learner.
In addition, the Reserve Bank will consider candidates with proficiency in one or more of the following areas:
- Policy analysis
- Public finance
- Financial management
- Information technology
- Portfolio or investment management
- Quantitative analysis
- Risk management
- Economics and international relations.
How to apply
Applicants can begin the application process via the Reserve Bank website. From there, you can navigate to the recruitment page, click “view current vacancies,” look for “Graduate Development Programme” (IRC30571) from the available jobs and click on the link.
Review the job description and click on “Apply Now” on the top right hand corner of the page. You will then be required to either register or log in if you already have the credentials.
“Please include a copy of your transcript and your identity document with your application,” the Reserve Bank stated. “Shortlisted applicants will be subjected to an appropriate reference check and security clearance as part of the selection process.”
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2021. Successful applicants will receive a “competitive salary” for the duration of the programme, SARB said. Click here for an SARB-provided PDF outline of the application process for these Reserve Bank vacancies.