A career with Absa is a career with a leading international bank

Absa offers excellent opportunities for those who are passionate about helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way.

We hire people at all stages of their career - from trainees and graduates to experienced senior leaders- who all work together to make Absa the ‘Go To’ Bank that we are striving to become.

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Entrenched in Africa and rooted in South Africa

Learn more about working at Absa or any of the other members of Barclays. We are part of a global bank, but also firmly entrenched in Africa and rooted in South Africa. Together we are building the bank of tomorrow in the 14 countries where we are represented in Africa and around the world.

Entrenched in Africa and rooted in South Africa

We offer opportunities around the world and careers that are both challenging and rewarding. To look at available positions, go to the Barclays careers site, where vacancies from across the globe are advertised. Under location, select South Africa and the region where you would like to look for a job at Absa.

The chance to grow and reach your full potential

We value graduates and offer them the chance to grow and reach their full potential, while enjoying a challenging, satisfying and rewarding career. Visit our graduates pages to see how wide we cast the net.

Insurance and Financial Adviser Academy

Barclays Africa Believes in investing in young graduates to lay the foundation for future growth.

Rising Eagles
Graduate Programme

Taking the first steps towards a fulfilling, rewarding and lasting career with us.


We offer practical work exposure for people completing their Bankseta Learnership

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  • Insurance and Financial Adviser Academy

    A degree is a great start, but what viable career opportunities are available in the current market? Barclays Africa Believes in investing in young graduates to lay the foundation for future growth.

    If you are energetic, ambitious, vibrant and motivated and you would like to build a future in a global organisation, this may be the ideal opportunity to kick-start your career as an aspiring entrepreneur.

    We are committed to enhancing you development with an underlying recognised qualification and enabling you to earn while you learn. Our dedicated management team will provide you with hands-on coaching and mentoring and help you shape a successful career path.

    What we offer you

    The Academy offers qualifying graduates the opportunity to catapult themselves into a high-performing and rewarding career. Be a part of an innovative, comprehensive training and coaching programme, covering areas such as:

    • Legal and technical knowledge
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Business skills
    • Entrepreneurial flair
    • Presentation skills
    Minimum requirements:
    • Degree in commerce, law, finance or equivalent qualification
    • Driver’s license and own reliable transport is essential
    • Clear credit and criminal record
  • Rising Eagles Graduate Programme

    This programme will see you laying the foundations for your future success - taking the first steps towards a fulfilling, rewarding and lasting career with us.

    On the programme for 12 to 18 months, you’ll be guided, moulded and trained - building up the skills and experience you’ll need to become a leader for our future. Every step of the way, our training and support will keep your development on track.

    The programme spans almost every part of our business, from Retail and Business Banking to Human Resources and Financial Management. Explore our Business Areas for the full list. And rest assured - every route offers its own challenges, and its own unique opportunities

    We have opportunities in every country in which Barclays Africa operates - South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Mauritius and the Seychelles. Wherever you join us, you’ll be challenged and inspired by leaders at every level. You’ll bring new ideas and enthuse all those around you. And you’ll define where your ambitions lie within our dynamic global organisation.

    Who do we look for? Those who are eager to learn, ready to speak up, and focused clearly on what they want to achieve. These are the people who can put their careers into action - carving their own path while shaping our organisation for the future. Tell me more

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