Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme

If you have potent and proven mathematical and statistical skills, combined with an analytical mind and a problem-solving approach to challenges, join the industry leaders.

About our programme

The Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme offers exceptional quantitative and capital risk management exposure through bank-wide rotation opportunities over a two-year graduate experience.

The programme is an environment that enables your success through the support and access to coaching and mentorship.

Furthermore, we place great value on the principles of leadership and transformation, which are firmly ingrained in our culture. Through the programme, our graduates are exposed to leadership opportunities and participate in driving the strategic direction of the programme.

Click here to go through a detailed booklet on the Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme. In here you will meet the grads, programme management, the mentors and rotation managers!

Meet our graduates!

Click here to get to know Karabo Tsotetsi

Click here to get to know Kim Craythorne

Click here to get to know Moses Cheong

Click here to get to know Rishile Mabasa

Click here to get to know Hlompho Qhomane

What you can expect?

If you aspire to have an exciting career specialising in quantitative and capital risk management, joining this tailor-made graduate programme will help you achieve your dreams by opening up opportunities for you. You will have the chance to be rotated across several business areas for a period of up to two years, being extensively exposed to a broad range of quantitative risk management techniques, such as model development, model validation, scorecard calibration and stress testing.

Even though you will join the various business units at an entry-level position, you will be treated as an indispensable member of the team. Your work will include the development and maintenance of models that form an integral part of our business processes, as the advanced risk measures produced by these models inform the bank's decision making and strategy.

We pride ourselves on developing global business leaders with an entrenched social awareness and a vested interest in their surrounding communities, while being part of a bank that seeks to use financial expertise to do good.

#BeTheDifference: Corporate Social Responsibility

To date the Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme (along with the Nedbank CA Training Programme) has raised just over R900 000 for various community initiatives, the latest being Matla Combined School, a co-ed school which caters for grade R all the way through to 12, and currently facilitates around 1 200 pupils. The quant graduates planted and established a sustainable vegetable garden to complement the school’s feeding programme.

Corporate Social Responsibility is a great opportunity for us as a Programme to leverage on our resources and #BeTheDifference in the lives of those in our communities and country.

Click here to watch our grads in action!

Application Process

If you have potent and proven mathematical and statistical skills, combined with an analytical mind and a problem-solving approach to challenges, apply to join the Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme and use your skills to #BeTheDifference.

Click here to watch it means to be a Nedbank #YoungDifferenceMaker.

To apply you must:

  • Have an interest in quantitative risk management within the financial services sector; and
  • Currently be registered for a postgraduate qualification in mathematics, stats, applied mathematics or engineering. Other qualifications with a strong quantitative element will also be considered.

Would you like to better understand the role of a quant in the financial services sector? Click here to find out more!

Our 2022 applications open in April 2021 and close end of June 2021.

Please note that our 2021 application process has closed.

Quants Exploration Programme

The purpose of this vacation work experience is to introduce final undergraduate of mathematics, statistics, actuarial sciences, applied mathematics, engineering or any other quantitative degree, or honours students looking forward to pursuing a full-time master’s degree in any of the above-mentioned fields to the culture, purpose, values and brand of Nedbank.

As a final year undergraduate or post-graduate student (looking to pursue a master’s degree in the following year), by attending our annual Quants Exploration Programme, you will:

  • Gain insight into the role of quant professional at a bank;
  • Experience Nedbank’s purpose-led and people-driven culture, purpose and brand;
  • Meet and network with the seasoned quant professionals, executives and current grads;
  • Gain insightful professional, leadership and interview skills, as well as improve your personal branding; and
  • Be challenged by a wide range of relevant financial services quantitative and risk-related activities.

Applications open in July each year and close in September.

What our trainees have to say

“The Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme is unique. We go through a rotation-based programme where each graduate undergoes a tailormade experience based on their career goals and aspirations. I have learnt that there is no limit to what we can achieve if we set our minds to it. Above all, one of the main things that I enjoy about working for Nedbank is its culture. People take your ideas seriously and you work on real projects. Everything that you do is meaningful and adds value to the business.”


– Lucas Kim, Trainee: Quants Analyst

“I'll forever be grateful to the Quants Graduate Programme and its management for being able to see my eagerness and potential. Since joining this programme, the growth in my soft and technical skills has been very humbling. To mention a few highlights from my time at Nedbank, I have had the pleasure of being an MC at two formal Nedbank events, and I have been selected as one of two marketing heads for the Quants Graduate Programme. My time here at Nedbank has been nothing short of amazing.”


– Simphiwe Sithomo, Trainee: Quants Analyst

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