Monday, 3 June 2019

Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme 2019

Nedbank has internship opportunities for recent graduates for their Quants Graduate Programme 2019. Job Purpose: To contribute to the development and maintenance of best practice models and assessment strategies in line with regulations (where applicable) in order to facilitate world class risk management.

Job Responsibilities
  • Seek opportunities to improve business processes; models and systems by identifying and recommending effective ways to operate and adding value to Nedbank.
  • Contribute to the development of differentiated; superior solutions (solution engineering) that meet stakeholder and business requirements through analysis.
  • Ensure product and/or solution design is congruent with the required business specifications through meeting stakeholder requirements timeously.
  • Ensure business needs are met by engaging and assisting business through face to face interaction and attendance at forums and committees.
  • Assist the business to address queries by extracting and analysing data.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and complete data requests through monitoring of data as per client specification.
  • Ensure continuity and knowledge base through documenting and recording processes and models.
  • Provide insights enabling growth through analytical research; systems and marketing insights by delivering analytical results and making recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance to policy through data analysis and monitoring.
  • Create efficiencies and streamline processes through analysis.
  • Establish understanding of processes by bridging the gap between operational and analytical concepts through communication.
  • Support the achievement of the business strategy; objectives and values by reviewing Nedbank and Business Unit Plan and ensuring delivered systems; process; services and solutions are aligned.
  • Improve personal capability and stay abreast of developments in field of expertise by identifying training courses and career progression for self through input and feedback from managers.
  • Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities by ensuring all learning activities are completed; experience practiced and certifications obtained and/or maintained within specified time frames.
  • Enable skilling and required corrective action to take place by sharing knowledge and industry trends with team and stakeholders during formal and informal interaction
  • Obtain buy-in for developing new and/or enhanced processes (e.g. operational processes) that will improve the functioning of stakeholders' businesses by highlighting benefits in support of the implementation of recommendations.
Essential Qualifications - NQF Level
  • Advanced Diplomas/National 1st Degrees 
Preferred Qualification
  • Postgraduate degree with majors in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, engineering, risk management
Type of Exposure
  • Conducting root cause analysis 
  • Analysing situations or data that requires an in depth evaluation of multiple factors 
  • Developing ways to minimize risks 
  • Influencing stakeholders to obtain buy-in for concepts and ideas 
  • Sharing information in different ways to increase stakeholders understanding 
  • Executing strategy 
  • Working with a group to identify alternative solutions to a problem 
  • Interacting with diverse people 
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Analysing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data 
  • Interacting with various levels of management 
  • Managing multiple projects 
Technical / Professional Knowledge
  • Business Acumen 
  • Industry trends 
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Principles of project management 
  • Relevant regulatory knowledge 
  • Relevant software and systems knowledge 
  • Risk management process and frameworks 
  • Business writing skills 
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Quantitative Skills 

Behavioural Competencies
  • Adaptability 
  • Applied Learning 
  • Earning Trust 
  • Communication 
  • Stress Tolerance 
  • Driving for results 
  • Continuous Improvement 
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

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