Are you in your final year of university and eager to start a rewarding career in a dynamic and innovative environment? The FNB Graduate Programme is seeking non-traditional thinkers and self-starting individuals who are ready to exceed customer expectations and embody the promise of real help. This article will provide you with all the details you need to apply for this exciting opportunity.


To qualify for the FNB Graduate Programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Strong academic results (an academic transcript is required as part of the application).
  • Currently completing the final year of a relevant university program, particularly in the BSc and Commerce faculties.
  • Focus on the following programs: Actuarial Science, Maths, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Chemistry, Data Science, UX (usability and customer experience), or related fields.
  • Analytical and numeric mindset with strong problem-solving skills.

Target Graduates

  • Graduates completing their university program in the BSc or Commerce faculties.
  • Specific focus on graduates from the following fields:
    • Quantitative Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Physical Sciences
    • Information Sciences
    • Computing Sciences

Programme Highlights:

  1. Development Opportunities:
    • Tailored training programs designed to enhance both technical and soft skills.
    • Access to various workshops, seminars, and e-learning modules.
  2. Mentorship:
    • Experienced mentors assigned to guide graduates through their career development.
    • Regular one-on-one sessions to provide personalized feedback and advice.
  3. Innovation Projects:
    • Opportunities to work on cutting-edge projects that require innovative thinking and problem-solving.
    • Collaborative environment encouraging creativity and new ideas.
  4. Career Progression:
    • Clear career path with potential for rapid advancement within the organization.
    • Performance-based promotions and recognition programs.
  5. Networking:
    • Access to a vast network of professionals within the industry.
    • Regular networking events, both formal and informal, to build professional relationships.
  6. Supportive Environment:
    • Inclusive workplace culture that values diversity and teamwork.
    • Resources and support systems to ensure work-life balance and well-being.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Final year students or recent graduates from the specified faculties.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and community involvement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


As a participant in the FNB Graduate Programme, you will be entrusted with various responsibilities, including:

  1. Delivering Exceptional Service:
    • Actively listening to customer needs.
    • Creating innovative solutions tailored to customer requirements.
  2. Contributing to Team Success:
    • Completing tasks efficiently.
    • Planning meticulously.
    • Keeping accurate records and updating relevant information on time.
  3. Engaging in Innovation Processes:
    • Participating in brainstorming sessions.
    • Suggesting new ideas.
    • Collaborating with colleagues to develop creative solutions that support business objectives.
  4. Developing Career Potential:
    • Participating in knowledge-sharing initiatives.
    • Contributing to projects.
    • Taking full advantage of training opportunities to broaden your expertise and keep up with industry trends.
  5. Personal and Professional Growth:
    • Completing training assignments.
    • Attending relevant workshops and seminars.
    • Constantly seeking opportunities to build competencies that align with the company’s values and help you reach your full potential.

How to Apply

To apply for the FNB Graduate Programme, visit the official FNB careers page and submit your application online. Make sure to include your CV and the latest academic transcript.

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FNB Graduate Programme Selection Process

  • Application Closing Date: 23/08/24
  • All appointments will be made in line with FirstRand Group’s Employment Equity plan.
  • The Bank supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. Candidates can disclose their disability information on a voluntary basis, and the Bank will keep this information confidential unless required by law to disclose it.

The FNB Graduate Programme offers a fantastic opportunity for graduates to start their careers in a supportive and innovative environment. By joining this program, you will gain valuable experience, participate in monthly training sessions, and be part of an action learning project. If you meet the requirements and are ready to take on this challenge, submit your CV and latest academic transcript before the closing date. This could be the first step towards a successful and fulfilling career with FNB.