The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invites innovative and talented applicants to apply for its Data Science Graduate Development Programme for 2021.
The SARB serves the economic well-being of South Africans through maintaining price and financial stability. It is responsible for regulating the South African financial sector, designing and distributing banknotes and coin, management of interest rates, setting the cash reserve requirement for banks, and ensuring stability of both the banking sector and the wider financial system.
Data science is an inter-disciplinary field that uses scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from many structural and unstructured data. The core outcome of this programme is to develop deep capabilities in advanced analytics in central banking.
Format of the programme
Graduates will be placed in the Business Systems and Technology Department at the SARB Head Office from January to December 2021.
During the programme, graduates will attend various learning interventions at the SARB Academy as well as technical training.
The programme offers opportunities for a Data Science track, and graduates will work in a Data Lab environment from time to time, on various use cases.
To be considered, candidates must:
- have a postgraduate qualification or be in the process of completing a postgraduate qualification in one of the following fields;
- Data Science
- Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
- Predictive Analytics Modelling
- Applied Mathematics
- Information Technology
- Business Mathematics and Informatics
- be a South African citizen;
- be a curious, innovative and self-motivated individual with strong analytical skills;
- have a proven track record of academic excellence; and
- have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Please include a CV, copy of your academic transcript and your identity document with your application.
Shortlisted applicants will be subjected to interviews, assessments and a security clearance as part of the selection process.
Late applications will not be considered.
In line with the Bank’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups. People with disabilities are welcome to apply.
The Bank offers remuneration and benefits commensurate with the level of the position and in line with the market.
How To Apply
Closing Date: 25 November 2020