The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invites talented postgraduates to join its one-year Graduate Development Programme commencing in February 2024.
About SARB: SARB plays a pivotal role in ensuring the economic well-being of South Africans. Responsible for maintaining price and financial stability, SARB regulates the South African financial sector, designs and distributes banknotes and coins, manages interest rates, and ensures the stability of the banking sector and wider financial system.
Programme Focus: This graduate programme focuses on data science, an interdisciplinary field that leverages scientific methods and algorithms to extract insights from structured and unstructured data. The core objective is to nurture advanced analytics capabilities specific to central banking.
Programme Structure: Selected graduates will work within the Business Solutions and Technology Department (BSTD) at SARB from February to December 2024. They will engage in technical training and collaborate on unique and complex business problems. The programme offers a specialized Data Science track.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess or be in the process of completing a postgraduate qualification in fields such as Data Science, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics Modelling, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Economics with Econometrics, Information Technology, Engineering, Business Mathematics and Informatics. Proficiency in coding with R and Python is essential.
Additional Requirements: Prospective candidates should be South African citizens with strong analytical skills, a proven academic track record (average mark of 65% and above), excellent communication skills, and a curiosity for innovation. Participation in data science competitions (e.g., Kaggle) or contributions to projects on GitHub/Gitlab is advantageous.
How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply online at www.resbank.co.za. Ensure to include all qualifications and skills during the registration process. Applications must include a CV, academic transcript copy, and identity document. The deadline for applications is October 12, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.
Selection Process: Shortlisted applicants will undergo interviews, psychometric assessments, reference checks, and security clearances as part of the selection process.
Join SARB in shaping the future of data science in central banking. Apply today and contribute to the economic stability of South Africa