Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking Young Analyst Programme

How to Apply

Applications for our 2025 intake are open and will close on 23 June 2024. 
Click here to apply.

We’re looking for the best and the brightest in the sector. Give yourself the chance to accelerate your career as an analyst by working with top industry leaders and Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) through on-the-job training and experience.

Not only are we on the hunt for the best minds to join our CIB Young Analyst Programme, but we also offer the best industry exposure. We’re looking for #YoungDifferenceMakers to join our team as we carve a distinct future. Our financial experts excel at doing business, but they’re also passionate about doing good for society. If you believe that you can write your own unique success story that can bring change to our continent, the country and your own life, then you are the right person.

Which qualifications are we looking for?

Over and above their drive and ambition, we are looking for candidates with 0–2 years’ work experience, have completed a postgraduate qualification or are currently registered in their final year of a 4-year degree (overall average of 65% across all years of study) with a major in any of the following:

  • Business science
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Finance and investment management
  • Development finance
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Computer science
  • Information technology
  • Data and analytics
  • Property studies

Join Our Team: The difference starts with you!

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey? At Nedbank, we’re not just looking for young analysts; we’re seeking trailblazers, dreamers, and problem-solvers. If you’re nodding your head, read on!

Are you a critical thinker? Picture this: You’re faced with a complex puzzle. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, you dive in, dissecting each piece, connecting the dots, and unravelling the mystery. If you thrive on intellectual challenges, you’re our kind of thinker.

Can you paint solutions with creativity? We don’t just colour inside the lines; we invent new shades. When confronted with a problem, do you reach for the standard brush or mix your own palette? If you’re a creative problem-solver, we want you on our canvas.

Resilience: Your superpower! Life throws curveballs, but you? You’re the one who bounces back, dusts yourself off, and keeps going. Resilience isn’t just a word – it’s your secret weapon. Bring it!

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit. We’re not just a bank; we’re a launchpad. If you have that entrepreneurial spark – the one that turns ‘what if’ into ‘why not’ – you’re speaking our language.

Team player extraordinaire. Sure, you’re brilliant solo, but you also know that magic happens when minds collide. Building relationships, collaborating, and lifting each other up – that’s where you thrive.

Details matter (and you nailed it!). Precision isn’t just about crossing t’s and dotting i’s – it’s about creating excellence. If you’re the kind of person who spots the missing semicolon in a sea of code, we salute you.

Fast-paced? Bring it on! Clocks tick, deadlines loom, and you thrive. Fast-paced environments fuel your fire. You’re not just keeping up – you’re setting the pace.

Integrity is non-negotiable: Doing things right isn’t a choice – it’s a commitment. We’re all about ethics, honesty, and doing right by our clients. If integrity runs through your veins, you’re who we’re looking for.

At Nedbank CIB, we understand that academic achievements are only 1 facet of the bigger picture. Creativity, passion, drive, ability to get projects off the ground, and positively impacting our surroundings are what we thrive on. If you are a someone with heart, respect, integrity and have the desire to make a change, you could be the talent we are looking for.

So, are you ready to make waves with Nedbank CIB? Dive into our world, bring your unique blend of skills, and let’s create something extraordinary together. Remember: greatness awaits those who dare to leap. Submit your application today.

About the programme

We see our young analysts as a valued part of our growing team, and that is why our programme offers the following:

  • Our tailored development programmes set you up for accelerating your career in corporate and investment banking.
  • As a permanent employee, you will have access to Nedbank’s competitive benefits, including reduced rates on multiple Nedbank products, access to personal financial coaching and a range of discounts on lifestyle products and services.
  • For our top analysts there will be an opportunity to travel and get exposure in our UK and Kenyan-based business.
  • At Nedbank CIB we believe in giving back to the community and how you make a difference, how you impact the lives of others. As a young difference maker, you will have an opportunity to participate in one of our community projects.
  • We strive to provide a working environment (hybrid) that provides you with all the tools you need to become the consummate professional that you were born to be.
  • Our graduate programme offers rotational assignments across various business units. This exposure allows you to develop diverse skill sets and explore different divisions, empowering you to make an informed career choice.

Not only are we on the hunt for the best minds to join our Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Graduate Programme, but we also offer the best industry exposure. We’re looking for #YoungDifferenceMakers to join our team as we carve a distinct future. Our financial experts excel at doing business, but they’re also passionate about doing good for society. If you believe you can write your own unique success story that can bring change to our continent, the country and your own life, then you’re the right person.

What’s in it for you?

By joining our CIB graduate programme, you’ll have:

  • the chance to accelerate your career by working with top industry leaders;
  • exposure to theoretical and practical training;
  • access to an alumni network of peers, based on a joint experience; and
  • the opportunity to learn how to bring changes in a big business through disruption and innovation.

What does Nedbank CIB look like?

CIB business units


CIB is made up of five client-facing business units that offer specialised services and expertise.

1 Client Coverage | Managing Executives: Molebo Mothibe and Remo Moyo

Our Client Coverage Team offers world-class risk-management wholesale banking services to large companies and the public sector. Their expertise and deep understanding of our clients' businesses enable us to provide sound solutions and give globally relevant advice.

2 Investment Banking | Managing Executive: Brad Maxwell

Our Investment Banking Team provides innovative solutions to meet our clients’ financing needs. We offer advisory services to corporate clients, debt and equity capital raisings, investing activities, and provide specialised financing solutions across all sectors.

3 Markets | Managing Executive: James Glover

Our Markets franchise undertakes trading activities and provides trading products to corporations and institutions, such as fund managers, pension funds and insurance companies. In addition, our experts provide market insight into raising funds, managing risk and executing trades successfully, all enabled by leading technology.

4 Property Finance | Managing Executive: Gary Garrett

Our Property Finance Team is the market leader in commercial property finance, specialising in transaction-specific solutions for a diverse range of clients and partnerships.

5 Transactional Services | Managing Executive: Francis Brand | Designate ME: Ashraf Patel

Our Transactional Services Team works hard to help our clients improve cashflow, optimise liquidity and minimise risk by giving them access to our suite of cash management, global trade and other working-capital solutions.

CIB support teams


Finance and Strategy | Executive Head: Karel Janse van Rensburg

At its core, the team monitors our financial performance as a business and ensures we meet our financial targets through efficient business management. Together, Finance and Strategy work to make sure that we have the strategic planning, research data insights and digital know-how to take advantage of new opportunities to create solutions that make a difference.

Risk | Executive Head: Neil McCarthy

The Risk Team supports our clients' business growth through credit, market, legal, conduct and operational-risk management based on current market forces and guided by good corporate governance.

Compliance | Executive Head: Bongani Sibanyoni

Our Governance and Compliance Team makes sure that the bank complies with internal, industry and governmental rules and policies by advising on, monitoring and reporting risk.

HR | Executive Head: Shamelle Maharaj

The HR Team is all about the people of Nedbank. They handle employee-related questions, talent acquisition, organisational effectiveness and host a series of programmes related to learning and development.

Client Operations | Executive Head: Michelle Krengel

The Client Operations Team welcomes new clients to the bank, structures funding support and offers tax advisory services. 

Corporate Shared Services | Executive Head: Murray Stocks

This is the transaction delivery and service centre that processes and services wholesale products across the bank. The team handles global trade, foreign and local payments, cash handling and electronic banking. 

Chief Digital Officer: Jonathan Haenen

Digital is a key component of our strategy. The Digital Office Team helps maximise the business value underpinning our large technology investments and accelerates digital transformation.

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