Gen A Graduate


Grow brave ideas and drive excellence.

Launched in 2017, with a focus on building the next generation of Global Markets professionals, the aim of the Absa CIB Gen A Global Markets Graduate Programme is to grow top talent and build transformation in our business and wider industry.
We’re committed to nurturing future leaders and developing financial services professionals from a junior level to fill the leadership roles in this specialised, niche field. That’s #Africanacity.


Are you brave, passionate and ready to join our Graduate Programme?

Join our team of global leaders and gain exposure to the various aspects of our business as we provide new graduates with real world, practical on-the-ground experience. We’re looking for graduates from a diverse set of universities, faculties and degrees to become a part of our Pan African business.

We're looking for partners with ambition and tenacity to stand with us and light up the continent. Join our team of world-class leaders for today and tomorrow.

Find out more about our Graduate 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.

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