• Introduction

    This Privacy Notice aims to give individuals applying for employment with Investec Limited (“Investec”) information on  how their personal information (i.e. information that directly or indirectly identifies an individual) is processed.  Candidates for the purposes of this Privacy Notice include individuals applying for employed status with Investec, individuals applying for Investec graduate programme opportunities, fixed-term contractors and  consultants (notwithstanding the fact that short-term contractors and consultants do not have employed status) of Investec (“Candidates”).

  • Processing of personal information

    Investec will process personal information including Candidate personal information in accordance with applicable privacy and data protection laws and regulations.


    The provision of personal information by Candidates is necessary in order for Investec to fulfil its legal and contractual obligations and where it is in the legitimate interests of Investec to manage the recruitment process.

  • Types of personal information

    Investec processes the following types of personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice:


    • identification information (e.g. name, surname and title);
    • contact information (e.g. mobile number, email and postal address);
    • date of birth;
    • education history;
    • current employment status and employment history including salary details;
    • right to work information (including passport and visa details);
    • background screening information (including criminal and credit reference checking, and employment reference checking);
    • other information voluntarily disclosed by Candidates (including special personal data).


    Special personal information (including, for example, religious or philosophical beliefs, race or ethnic origin, trade union membership, political persuasionsion, health or sex life or biometric information or personal information related to criminal behaviour) are processed solely in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations and where the processing is necessary for Investec to comply with employment law, with the consent of the Candidate or where such processing is specifically authorised or required by law.

  • Purposes of processing personal information

    Personal information will be processed by Investec to manage the recruitment of Candidates and to evaluate the effectiveness of  nvestec’s recruitment processes.

  • Disclosure of personal information

    Personal information may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the above purposes to the following recipients, subject to applicable data protection laws and regulations:


    • other entities in the Investec group;
    • other service providers involved in the provision of services to Investec as part of its recruitment process;
    • law enforcement, government and tax collection agencies and any governmental or administrative body in order to comply with applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations;
    • a third party that is looking to acquire or does acquire all or part of the assets or stock of Investec, or that succeeds Investec in carrying on all or a part of the business of Investec
      whether by merger, acquisition, re-organisation or otherwise;
    • authorised verification agents who may access personal information in order to conduct background screening checks including but not limited to it to credit, employment references, criminal record, fraud prevention, ID verification, drivers’ license and professional  qualifications.
  • Securing personal information

    Investec may hold personal information electronically and/or in hard copy form. Access is restricted to authorised Investec employees only in order to allow them to perform their duties of employment.


    Investec will implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as from accidental or unlawful destruction or alteration, unauthorised access or disclosure and against all other unlawful forms of processing, regardless of the format in which it is held. 

  • Enquiries, Requests or Concerns

    Candidates have the right to:


    • request confirmation of whether Investec holds personal  information about them and to request access to their personal information;
    • request where necessary the correction, destruction or deletion of their personal information; and
    • object on reasonable grounds to the processing of their personal information.


    All such requests should be made to the Human Resources Department. Please note that the above requests will only be fulfilled if the requirements of relevant applicable data protection laws and regulations have been met. 

    It is every Candidate’s responsibility to provide Investec with accurate personal data and to inform Investec of any changes to their personal information. All enquiries, requests or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice or relating to the processing of personal information including requests referred to above, should be sent to hr@investec.co.za.