05 March 2021

SARB Graduate Programme 2021

Description: South African Revenue Services, SARB is seeking to postgraduates to join its one-year Graduate Programme 2021.

The programme courses

During the programme, graduates will attend various learning interventions at the SARB Academy for approximately 40 days. Interventions are mainly central banking specific and are aimed to produce well-rounded central bankers. In addition, personal and professional skills such as presentations skills, impactful reporting, business disciplines, teamwork, personal excellence and etiquette, among others, are also part of the holistic programme.

Exposure to departments in the SARB

Graduates will work and learn at the SARB Head Office in Pretoria from January to December 2022. During the year, graduates will be assigned to a department, and will be exposed to various roles and projects.

Location: Pretoria

Closing Date: 30 April 2021 Late applications will not be considered.

Job Requirements

You meet the requirements if you:

  • Have completed a postgraduate degree;
  • Have attained an average of over 65% in your final year;
  • Have a strong desire to work in financial services and/or policymaking;
  • Have a proven track record of academic excellence
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Are a South African citizen; and
  • Are a curious and keen learner.

The SARB will consider postgraduate students with capability in at least one of the following areas:

• Economics • Econometrics • Research • Policy analysis • Modelling • Public finance • Accounting • Auditing • Statistics • Financial management • Information technology • Law • Portfolio or investment management • Mathematics • Quantitative analysis • Risk management • Treasury • Economics and international relations.


The SARB serves the economic well-being of South Africans through maintaining price and financial stability. It is responsible for the regulation of the South African financial sector, design and distribution of banknotes and coin, management of interest rates, setting the cash reserve requirement for banks, and ensuring stability of both.


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

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

In line with the SARB’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups. People with disabilities are welcome to apply.

The SARB offers remuneration and benefits commensurate with the level of the position and in line with the market. The level at which the successful applicant will be appointed will depend on his/her experience and competence.