ABSA’s 2020 Internship Programmes for Graduates who Love to Be Interns at South African’s Banking and Finance Industry
ABSA Bank Limited (or “ABSA” as mentioned in this article)’s networks consist of Barclays Africa Group Limited, its owner, and the JSE-listed Barclays Bank PLC as Barclays Africa Group Limited’s 23,4% shareholder. Together with its networks, ABSA provides several banking products, including credit cards, Bancassurance, corporate and investment banking, and wealth and investment products.
Since its first inception on around July 2013, ABSA has spread its wings in and outside South Africa. Other than South Africa, ABSA’s countries scope include Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, with its different Representative Offices. Having these being said, internship in ABSA promises large networks after graduating from its programme, regardless of the schemes that intern candidates choose.
ABSA’s Internship Programme’s Schemes
ABSA has two different internship programme schemes, which names are Graduate Programme and Rising Eagles Graduate Programme. Overall, Rising Eagle Graduate Programme’s scheme is more centred towards idea-generating programmes, while the regular 12- to 18-month Graduate Programme’s scheme has more emphasis on building practical skills and work experiences with mentors’ guidance according to the interns’ selected business units.
Aside from the idea-generation itself, the Rising Eagle Graduate Programme’s interns will have opportunities to connect with the interns’ alumni as well as other influential people, including ABSA’s Forbes-ranked CEO and its award-winning Data and Product Alchemists. These entire networks will help them to further push their business knowledge to a more internationalised level.
The Rising Eagle Graduate Programme’s interns will also gain accesses to Rise, which belongs to ABSA’s global innovation hub. As a result, the Rising Eagle Graduate Programme will produce proactive graduates who can leave positive marks for the whole African continents.
On the other hand, the regular Graduate Programme’s schemes in South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Mauritius and the Seychelles will lay out foundations in being the country’s future leaders in its various business areas, such as Retail and Business, Banking, Human Resources, and Financial Management, as mentioned in its Graduate Opportunities’ main portal.
Leaders in ABSA’s entire management levels will keep the Graduate Programme interns motivated and inspired as they receive continual mentor sessions to achieve their career successes. In the end, the Graduate Programme’s interns will help in shaping ABSA’s future as well as gain fulfilling and rewarding career of their own preferences.
ABSA’s Internship Programme’s Application Processes
Interested applicants for ABSA’s internship programme can click on the “Apply Now” button in ABSA’s main internship portal. After that, they should click on their desired internship place before they can fill in and upload their entire necessary documents for ABSA’s internship applications.
In some cases, however, applicants may want to fast-track their internship programme. In this case, applicants can take the pre-internship challenges to solve mathematical problems in its official web page, which will enable them to get credits for their internship programme at ABSA.
In addition to solving those mathematical problems, applicants may also be asked some online questions to measure their standards against ABSA’s minimum requirements for each department. After completing the online questionnaires as well as sending their online application packages, shortlisted applicants will be notified of their first-round phone or face-to-face interview sessions with ABSA’s Recruitment Team.
After passing the first-round interviews, selected applicants will undergo online psychometric tests, which links will be given to each of their e-mail. Only those applicants who have passed the online psychometric tests will be given opportunities to immerse in group exercises, role-plays, case studies, or interviews depending on their selected business units.
ABSA’s 2020 Internship Programme’s Opening Dates
ABSA’s internship programme normally opens at around April and closes at around August every year, including on 2020. Visit ABSA’s official Graduate internship portal for more information on its 2020’s internship programme’s opening dates.
ABSA’s Internship Programme-Related Contact Details
Intern applicants should reach out to these below-mentioned contact details if they have any questions about ABSA’s internship programme:
- Telephone Number: 08600 08600
- E-Mail Address: [email protected]