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 applied or pure mathematics, statistics, econometrics, engineering, financial engineering, or quantitative risk management. Other qualifications with a strong quantitative element will also be considered.

Applications for our 2024 intake have closed.
Applications for the 2025 intake open May 2024.

Quants Exploration Programme

The purpose of this program is to introduce final year undergraduates of a mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, engineering or any other quantitative degree, or students looking to pursue a full-time Honours or Masters degree in any of the mentioned field to add to the culture, values and brand of the Nedbank Group.

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 are open and close 11 September.
Click here to apply.

QEP experiences:

“I gained so many relationships that I was able to leverage. I also learnt what it means to be a quant and if that job was for me. I also enjoyed the hands on help from the graduates and their compassion and feedback.”

– Maxine Khumalo, Graduate Quantitative Analyst

“QEP was an incredible opportunity to experience the Nedbank corporate culture which aligned well with my own values and skill sets. Working on interesting and challenging real world banking problems gave me first-hand experience of the Quants role in the bank all whilst engaging meaningfully with trainees and managers, building relationships and improving my skills. Attending the QEP was an incredible experience which allowed me to gain a unique insight into Nedbank, defining my career path.”

– Adam Bresler, Graduate Quantitative Analyst

“My favourite part about QEP was the incredible experience I gained in such a short space of time. When I attended QEP, I had just finished my third year of studying and I was confused about what to do next. After a few days of collaborating with other students and learning from senior quants in the bank, I left the programme with invaluable networking skills and a broader knowledge on the quant world. I knew then that the quant industry was the best way to utilise and expand my skill set. I am so grateful to everyone who inspired me during the programme and I hope that we can inspire you too!”

– Jenna Duffy, Graduate Quantitative Analyst

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