01 June 2020

Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme 2021

To develop world class quantitative analysts through The Nedbank Quants Graduate Programme. 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.

If you have potent and proven mathematical and statistical skills, combined with an analytical mind and a problem-solving approach to challenges, join the industry leaders.

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 Nedbank Quants Training Programme by pro-actively participating in programme committees/structures (E.g. marketing committee, recruitment committee and social committee). This is called ‘programme involvement’. The objective of this participation is to enhance their personal and professional development whilst adding value to the Nedbank Quants Training Programme.
  • 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.
  • Ensure continuity and knowledge base through documenting and recording processes and models.
  • Ensure compliance to policy through data analysis and monitoring.
  • Establish understanding of processes by bridging the gap between operational and analytical concepts through communication.
  • 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 as well as sharing knowledge and industry trends with the team
Essential Qualification
  • Postgraduate degree (Honours) with majors in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, engineering, quantitative risk management, applied mathematics

Preferred Qualification
  • Postgraduate degree (Honours)  or Masters degree with majors in mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, engineering, quantitative risk management, applied mathematics
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
  • 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
  • Interacting with various levels of management
  • Managing multiple projects
Minimum Experience Level
  • Graduate
  • 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
Behavioural Competencies
  • Adaptability
  • Applied Learning
  • Earning Trust
  • Communication
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Driving for results
  • Continuous Improvement
Location: Sandton


At Nedbank we strongly believe that our people make the brand, not the other way around and that's why we work hard to shape and reinforce a culture in which you will flourish. Nedbank continues to invest in the recruitment and development of graduates with a view of establishing a talent pipeline of young people who will become future leaders and fill scarce skill roles within the organisation.

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