First Rand | Youth Development Graduate – IRC189587

First Rand | Youth Development Graduate – IRC189587


at 4 Merchant Place, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa in Firstrand Corporate Centre
Ends 13 Oct 2020

about us

FirstRand believes that its people are its single most important resource and will not operate in a sector unless it has people who are right for that market and who share FirstRand’s business values. We recruit self-starters who have a passion for what they do. We empower them, hold them accountable, and reward them appropriately. We value diversity in our people, particularly for the way that this contributes to innovative thinking. If you think you will flourish in our environment, and you believe you have the necessary skills and competencies for the position advertised, then we are looking for you! All suitably qualified candidates will be considered. Appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s EE Strategy.


This is a 12-month contract for unemployed graduates to join our FirstJob work experience opportunity. The focus of this opportunity is to improve the employability of successful candidates. Throughout the opportunity, the incumbent will have an opportunity to build workplace confidence and competence by contributing to business objectives and deliverables. The incumbent will be required to successfully complete the prescribed development opportunity.

experience and qualifications

• A recognized Diploma • A recognized Bachelor’s degree is advantageous • These will be matched against the requirements of Business Units across FirstRand • No formal (corporate) work experience Skills required include: • Analytical Thinking • Excellence and quality orientation • Building relationships • Teamwork • Problem solving • Learning agility • Resilience and Stress Management • Drive and Results from orientation

additional requirements

The FirstJob Programme seeks to provide an opportunity for unemployed youth that meet the following criteria: • Must be between the ages of 18 – 34 • Obtained a relevant post-matric qualification • Must have been unemployed for at least the last 6 months • Must have no or limited work experience – i.e. a total of fewer than twelve months’ work experience and/or of a part-time, casual nature. This must be the youth’s FIRST job experience • The youth must also not have previously participated in the FirstJob programme at any of the FirstRand franchises, and not worked for FirstRand before. • Accounting/ Finance Degree, • Business Analysis, • Information Technology (IT Risk Ops, Risk, Fraud, Analytics) and • Risk Management


• Demonstrate excellence and quality orientation in all assigned tasks, deliverables and projects • Execute role responsibilities efficiently through careful and timeous planning, reporting and updating • Contribute to projects through proactive, innovative and appropriate input • Participate in knowledge sharing with peers and stakeholders • Manage own development plan to increase competencies and skills through various channels • Adheres to and advocates FirstRand shared values and business philosophy