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South African Reserve Bank Graduate Development Programme 2022

South African Reserve Bank Graduate Development Programme 2022

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work and learn at SARB’s headquarters where the graduate programme will run from January to December 2023 at the SARB Academy. During the graduate programme, the graduate will gain exposure to a range of learning interventions based wholly in central

banking and are all are geared toward developing well-equipped and versatile central bankers. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to acquire the following professional and personal skills such as:

  • Assertive communication
  • Public speaking and presentations
  • Developing effective PowerPoint presentations
  • Impactful reporting
  • Teamwork
  • Personal excellence and etiquette

At the end of the Graduate Programme, selected graduates will be offered permanent positions in SARB. The selection of graduates will be based on the following criteria:

  • Interested in growing a career at SARB
  • Inclined to contribute to financial stability, monetary policy, currency management, financial markets, supervising financial institutions
  • Displayed behavior aligned with SARB’s values such as excellence, accountability, respect, integrity, open communication, and trust
  • Able to work and contribute independently or as part of a team
  • Showed superior performance at work and in academics


Who should apply?

  • Holds a postgraduate qualification in any of the following areas:
    • Economics/Econometrics
    • Policy analysis
    • Research
    • Public finance
    • Modelling
    • Auditing/Accounting
    • Statistics
    • Law
    • Financial Management
    • Investment/Portfolio management
    • Information Technology
    • Mathematics
    • Business Analysis
    • Quantitative Analysis
    • Risk Management (financial/operational risk)
    • Project Management
    • Economics and International Relations
    • Treasury
  • Must have achieved a 65% average in the final year of qualification
  • Genuine passion to work in the financial sector and/or policy-making
  • Demonstrated good track record in academics
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Eager to learn; always curious

How do I apply?

Eligible applicants who wish to apply may do so by registering a profile on SARB’s online recruitment platform. Click the link below to get started:

Apply online for the South African Reserve Bank Graduate Development Programme 2022.


Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 31 March 2022.

Feedback will be sent to shortlisted applicants.


Contact Information

Should you wish to get in touch with the South African Reserve Bank, call 012 313 3911 or 86 112 7272.


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