Benefits of the Rising Eagles Graduate Programme

  • A structured development journey in the first year of employment
  • Permanent employment from day one, with a competitive package
  • Vehicle and home finance at staff rates
  • Reduced banking fees
  • Exclusive access to Rise: our global innovation hub
  • A dedicated Young Talent Team to support you
  • The opportunity to be a part of initiatives affecting real change in Africa
  • A strong support network of Alumni
  • Access to vast networking opportunities in Africa

Areas within the bank where you could be placed

Corporate and Investment Banking

Feel the pace of international finance by delivering financial advisory, capital raising, financing and risk management services to clients worldwide. Through dedicated relationships, industry specialists, and product expert teams, we provide integrated solutions to businesses and financial institutions, as well as large local and global corporates, to enhance their trading status and help them achieve their domestic and international trade objectives.

Retail and Business Banking

Absa Retail and Business Banking provides products and services through an extensive branch and ATM network via Relationship Managers, internet and mobile banking facilities.

Business Markets offer a comprehensive range of commercial banking products and specialised services to corporate institutions including large, medium and small businesses, within the agricultral sector specificially.

Transactional Banking refers to customer service delivered on a more personal basis opposed to mass-market retail banking. If the opportunity to build strong, trusted relationships appeals to you, a career with Absa Transactional Banking should be your first choice.

Our Transactional Banking delivers banking, investments and other financial services, including Risk & Investment Planning and Fiduciary Services to private individuals who enjoy high levels of income, or have sizeable assets to invest.

Africa Technology

Whether it’s a quicker platform that makes our trading teams more competitive or an innovative way for our clients and customers to interact with their money, technology drives ideas that take the banking world forward.

Group Functions

Behind every deal, every change or transformation, and across every area of our business, lies our business functions. They help us operate efficiently and sharpen our edge in a fiercely competitive industry. Work here, and you’ll experience and influence many different parts of our business.

We recruit into four different functions:

  • Compliance
  • Risk
  • Data and Analytics
  • Finance – Product Control

Learn more about each below.


As our operations in Africa grow, our focus within Compliance is on working efficiently as a team. This helps us provide a more cohesive and effective service to the business, and also to deliver a better experience for our colleagues – whatever challenges they face and whatever jurisdiction they work in.

Our One Africa strategy is already firmly established. And for those who join us on this programme, the growing proportion of cross-regulatory and cross-jurisdictional work we’re tackling as a result, presents more diverse challenges and more exciting opportunities than ever before.


How should we evaluate the risks we face as an organisation? How should we keep track of these risks as the business grows and the world around us changes? And how should we respond to those risks in a way that supports our broader business objectives?

Join us in Risk, and these are the questions you’ll engage with and have to answer every day. We encourage collaboration with colleagues across the business, while remaining objective and independent in our analysis. We define the standards, set out working practices and identify the tools, techniques and organisational structures that will ensure our risks can be proactively identified and managed in a holistic manner.

Data and Analytics

In Data and Analytics, we focus on unlocking the potential of data. As an organisation, we’re constantly looking for ways to engage with our customers more authentically, and serve them more efficiently. And as part of the team, you’ll help us do just that through dynamic personalised products and experiences, using big data platforms.


If you want to understand how numbers on a page relate to our success on the ground, there’s no better place than Finance.

We recruit into the following areas within Finance:

  • Product Control Group (PCG)
    The teams within Product Control focus on a variety of asset classes, and interact with a range of clients and other Infrastructure areas including Front Office, Financial Control, Valuations, Market Risk, Compliance, Operations, Change and IT.


While we have strong beliefs around how markets function and how value can be created, we remain flexible enough to realise that innovation matters in a world where change is the only constant. To deliver value to our clients, we differentiate by being multiskilled and capable in our solutions framework.

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