Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme

Nedbank Quants Graduate 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 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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Our applications for our 2022 intake are closed. Applications for our 2023 intake in May 2022.