SARB Cadet Graduate Programme in Central Banking

The South African Reserve Bank (the Bank) actively contributes to the continued development of talented graduates through its Cadet Graduate Programme.

The Cadet Graduate Programme equips successful applicants with the required knowledge of, and skills in, the functioning of the financial sector in general and, specifically, the role of the central bank in the economy. Ultimately, successful graduates will be awarded the Programme in International and Central Banking qualification.

All participants will be stationed at the Bank’s Head Office in Pretoria, starting mid-January to December 2014. During this period they will receive intensive work-based learning facilitated by the South African Reserve Bank College (SARB College). Participants will receive a competitive contract salary for the duration of the programme and an option to join the Bank’s medical aid scheme.


If you are a South African citizen with a degree in the areas of economics, money and banking, accounting, econometrics, business statistics, mathematical sciences, risk management, finance or commercial law, successfully completed during the past two years or are about to complete it by the end of 2013, you are welcome to apply.


There are no paper  application forms or posting via envelopes. The entire application process is exclusively online. Please have scanned certified copies of all your qualifications (including academic transcripts) before you apply. Please note that you are not supposed to attach a  CV.

ALL interested applicants should apply online by clicking here

Please attach a certified copy of all your academic results, but please do not include your curriculum vitae with your application.  For additional information on the Cadet Graduate Programme please refer to the Bank’s website


Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to psychometric assessment, an appropriate reference check and security clearance as part of the selection process.

Suitable candidates will be selected based on the Bank’s commitment to diversify its workforce.

The closing date for applications is 27 June 2013. Late applications will not be considered. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

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