Applications closing date: 30th June 2024

Gen A Global Markets Graduate Programme

Growing top talent that builds transformation in
the business and wider industry.


Make your story a global one with our Gen A Graduate Programme

We believe your story matters. That’s why we're committed to nurturing you as a future market leader and developing your financial services expertise from junior to professional.

Apply by the 30th June 2024

Launched in 2017, the Absa CIB Gen A Global Markets Graduate Programme focuses on building the next generation of Global Markets professionals over 18 months.

Applications are now open for hands-on experience in highly specialised financial industry sectors. If you’re a graduate with a passion for Fixed Income, Equities, Foreign Exchange, Structuring, Credit, QA, and Prime, then we’re interested in you.

Start the next chapter of your story and contribute to the development of our continent today. Hit the apply button below and follow the easy steps.

Peter James Cameron, Global Markets Graduate Programme Manager delves into the importance of the programme and what graduates can expect.

Meet the graduates


Busisiwe Mtsweni

Masters of Philosophy in Financial Technology


Chumani Mpahlwa

Honours in Finance & Economics


Daluxolo Ndaba

Honours in Economic Science


Esona Mrwetyana

Masters of Commerce in Risk Management of Financial Markets


Julia Chen

Honours in Finance


Khanyisile Ncala

Honours in Econometrics


Lebugang Mabaso

BSc Honours in Mathematical Sciences (University of the Witwatersrand)


Maphuti Makgotlho

Masters of Commerce in Investments


Maleka Raphadu

Masters in Mathematics


Monique Teixeira

Honours in Economics


Mpaki Masoeu

Honours in Financial Engineering


Ndzalo Mabunda

Civil Engineering


Neil Schwellnus

Masters in Financial Engineering


Ntsika Mthwazi

Masters in Financial Engineering


Oratile Selepe

Honours in Economics with Risk Management


Siyolise Juda

Honours in Business Finance


Thabsile Nzimande

Honours in Finance


Lethabo Mokoena, Junior Electronic Trader and Shenika Ramsamy, Junior Derivative Sales, talk about their journeys at Absa CIB and how the Global Markets Graduate Programme has elevated their careers.

About the programme

  • This Graduate programme is a structured, 18-month fixed-term programme in the Global Markets division.
  • Graduates will be rotated across some of the Global Markets teams in our Front Office and Middle Office divisions which include;
    • Fixed Income
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Equities
    • Credit
    • Commodities
    • Prime Services
    • Index Solutions & Passive investments
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Data Science
    • Equity Research
    • Fixed Income Research
  • Graduates will gain exposure to, and work with key infrastructure partners in Market risk, Credit Risk, Operations and Product Control.
  • You will learn about the different functions in Global Markets and how they operate and collaborate with the team to drive a successful business. These functions include; Trading, risk management, systems knowledge, sales function, client interactions, model development, deal pricing, product development, regulatory changes.

Are you eligible to apply?

  • We are looking for dynamic, ambitious, analytical, problem solvers who are passionate about financial markets, driving change and are eager to make an impact.
  • Graduates with a minimum Honours degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance or Commerce, Economics and Business Science are eligible to apply.
  • We need well-rounded individuals who work well within a team and are ready for an exponential learning experience to be #BravePassionateReady with us.
  • The Gen A Global Markets Graduate Programme is open to South African citizens with 65%-70% aggregates.
  • Do you have a keen interest in data and views and insights on the future of banking and financial services in addition to the above criteria? You should apply now!

How to apply

  • Do you meet the eligibility criteria above?
  • Click on the Apply Now button.
  • You will be redirected to Leaply, our specialised application management platform for the Gen A Graduate Programme.
  • Please upload your details, share your personal and academic profile, motivate your interest in the graduate programme and tell us what makes you stand out in the crowd.
  • Should you be successful in the first round, you will progress to the next rounds which includes psychometric tests, a culture-fit interview and later, a comprehensive virtual assessment centre.
  • Do you have any queries or questions? Contact us on

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