FirstRand is a leading and diversified financial services group, with interests across Africa and abroad.
With a unique culture, a wide range of opportunities and powerful commitment to its clients and employees, alike, there is no better place than FirstRand to make your Start. Build your life. Create the future. Craft your career. Invest in yourself. Dream bigger. Give yourself options. Make your Start at Africa’s largest financial services group.

FirstRand CA Training Programme

Role Purpose:

To successfully complete your three years of articles in the FirstRand CA training programme and qualify as a Chartered Accountant.


  • Contribute to the profitability of the business through cost savings
  • Ensure deadlines and obligations are met
  • Constantly improve and maintain turn-around times of responses to  queries, reporting, and other client services
  • Focusing on tracking and meeting of goals set for rotations
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external stakeholders
  • Reach the required competency levels as stipulated by SAICA on the compulsory,  elective and residual competencies
  • Continuously support effective teamwork within the department
  • Keep abreast of changes and trends in Accounting and related field
  • Identify and request relevant training interventions
  • Maintain own professional development

Qualifications and Experience:

CTA /PGDA or B.Com Honours Accounting

Quantitative Graduate Trainee

Role Purpose:

  • Work at a high level in a range of placements across the organisation, undertaking specific project work or operational delivery for the host department, developing key skills, and building organisational understanding.
  • Represent the Bank both internally and externally, to develop and maintain an understanding and awareness of relevant initiatives and challenges facing local banking authorities as well as global issues pertaining to banking, and the impact it has on Risk/Treasury.
  • Undertake training in a relevant professional qualification. (CFA, FRM, Actuarial exams, etc.)
  • Build strong professional relationships within Business units to improve cross-functional understanding and partnership working
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous personal and professional development through active participation in graduate development events and by exploring placement and employment opportunities

Qualifications and Experience:

Honours qualifications in either Actuarial Science/ Mathematics/ Statistic / Engineering or Data Science


Banking regulations
SAS / Matlab /R coding experience

Are you invested in your future?

Then FirstRand would like to invest in you…

“Talented individuals who love challenges, are motivated to add value and have innovative ideas will always find a home at FirstRand.”


As a leading African financial services business, FirstRand has a vested interest in the future of the continent and her young talent. With brands well known for their entrepreneurship and innovation: FNB, RMB, WesBank and Ashburton Investments – FirstRand is actively engaged in virtually every sector of the economy.

And so we invest in those students who invest in themselves.  Our bursaries are available to top performers.

If you are in the final year of a BCom Accountancy, Accounting Honours or CTA programme – or have completed your second year quants (in Mathematics, Statistical, Engineering or Actuarial Studies); are passionate about your field of study, motivated, driven and full of hope for your future, then let FirstRand’s bursaries work for you.

The FirstRand Virtual Summer School  offers:

  • Hands on experience  at FNB, RMB, WesBank, Ashburton Investments and FCC (Group functions)
  • Face time with legendary South African business leaders
  • A challenging group project with other students from across South Africa
  • Exposure to the First Rand culture and environment
  • And much more!

How to apply
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