South African Reserve Bank Data Science Graduate Development Programme for South Africans

South African Reserve Bank Data Science Graduate Development Programme for South Africans

Applications are now open for the 2025 South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Graduate Development Programme Data Science Internship. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is looking for talented postgraduates to join its one-year Data Science Graduate Development Programme in January 2025.

The SARB serves the economic well-being of South Africans through maintaining price and financial stability. It is responsible for the regulation of the South African financial sector, design and distribution of 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.

Format of the programme

Graduates will be placed in the Business Systems and Technology Department within the SARB, from January 2025 to December 2025. During the programme, graduates will attend various learning interventions at the SARB Academy, including 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.

Duration of the programme

One year


To be considered, candidates
must have a postgraduate qualification or be in the process of completing a postgraduate qualification (ideally completed the course work) in one of the following fields:

  • Data Science

  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence

  • Predictive Analytics Modelling

  • Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Economics with Econometrics

  • Information Technology

  • Engineering

  • Business Mathematics and Informatics.

    Additional requirements

  • Coding with R and/or Python;

  • 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 with an overall average mark of 70% and above; and

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; South African Reserve Bank Data Science Graduate Development Programme for South Africans

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