Investment Banking Graduate Programme

Learn, engage, develop

Are you curious, determined, with brilliant ideas? Join our graduate programme in investment banking for a fantastic opportunity in financial services.

Join the world of finance

Be part of the deals that are helping corporates grow. As part of this 24-month programme, you will learn all aspects of corporate finance, ranging from private company deals to publically-listed mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and fundraisings.

Applications are currently closed

Take initiative, embrace change, make a difference. Our graduates talk about the unique experience of working at Investec.

Take initiative, embrace change, make a difference. Our graduates talk about the unique experience of working at Investec.

Bring your whole self to work

At Investec, we want you to be you. While you’ll learn from experienced professionals, we also expect to learn from your unique approach and insights. Diversity is what makes great ideas flourish and deliver results.

Make your ideas count

You’ll work with a committed, entrepreneurial team that delivers the ideas, advice and services that help our corporate clients achieve their ambitions. Your fresh, considerate ideas will help keep us, and our clients, ahead of the curve.

Andrew Pinder, head of Investment Banking at Investec
‘Integrity, because that’s Investec’s essence. Persistence, because you’re determined and willing to get the job done and hit deadlines. And curiosity, because you ask the right questions and find not just the ‘right answer’, but the broader context.’

Andrew Pinder, head of Investment Banking at Investec, on what we look out for.

What you’ll learn on the job

  • Regulatory knowledge including the FCA rules, the Aim Rules and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers
  • Knowledge of the markets and sectors you’ll work with
  • Understanding of financial analysis, valuation and modelling techniques
  • Execution of ideas
  • Internal and external client interaction for business generation
  • Use of the relevant IT applications.



What you’ll do

  • Support the team with all aspects of the execution of transactions
  • Prepare client proposals and pitches
  • Communicate with clients, colleagues and regulators
  • Work actively to upskill and further your knowledge of investment banking
  • Act with integrity at all times and treat our clients and colleagues fairly.

What is investment banking?

Learn more about how this area of our business works to help corporates and institutions.

The application process

In order to determine your suitability, and to make sure that we are the right fit for you, all of our Private Bank Graduate Programme applicants go through the same process:

Investec's Investment Banking graduate programme: applications open in September, with video applications then first-round interviews taking place in September and October. The graduate assessment day will be in October, and executive interviews in November. Offers will be made in November and December.

A different kind of opportunity

Find out more about our business, client groups, values and journey from a small South African finance company to an international organisation with more than 10,300 colleagues.

We’re passionate about making a meaningful contribution to the world we live in. Our corporate responsibility programme focuses on education, entrepreneurship and the environment.

As an entrepreneurial learner, you will learn every day, and drive your own learning journey. Find out more about how our development culture works.

Diversity, inclusion and belonging at Investec

Diversity helps us innovate, adapt and thrive. We can only unleash this in an inclusive environment. This means not only accepting differences but making sure that everyone feels that they belong here – that they can bring their whole selves to work.

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