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Be driven to achieve, with a Standard Bank Learnership

We believe in the power of young people to drive the future of Africa. That’s why we’re committed to investing in individuals like you – so you can grow, progress and take ownership of your tomorrow…and leave a legacy for generations to come.

With a Standard Bank Group Learnership, that’s exactly what you’ll do. Earning while you learn, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and reach your goals – and be inspired to work towards better.

Here’s what you need to know about applying for a Standard Bank Learnership:


  • Be a South African Citizen.
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Be able to speak, read and write English proficiently.
  • Have completed Grade 12 (matric) or a 3-year post-matric qualification (depending on the specific learnership). Some learnerships may require specific subjects like Maths, Maths Literacy and Accounting in your matric.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Not be permanently employed.
  • Not be registered for any other learnerships or studying at another institution.

What can you expect?

You can choose from a number of learnerships, offering between 12 to 24 months’ fixed term employment. You’ll receive a monthly stipend, plus invaluable coaching and mentoring while you’re studying for your qualification.  

  • Fixed term employment with the bank for 12/18/24 months (depending on the programme) 
  • Monthly stipend 
  • Performance rewards and benefits 
  • SAQA accredited qualification  
  • Practical meaningful workplace experience 
  • Coaching/mentoring. 

Who can qualify?

You can apply for a Standard Bank Group Learnership if you’ve completed a Grade 12 (matric) or a 3-year post grade 12 (matric) qualification (role dependent).

To apply, you must:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Be able to speak, read and write English
  • Have completed Grade 12 (matric) or a 3-year post grade 12 (matric) qualification (role dependent)
  • Be computer literate
  • Not be permanently employed
  • Not be studying at another tertiary institution
  • Not be registered for any other learnerships

Application Process:

Standard Bank advertises their learnerships on their website

You can find the available opportunities and apply directly through the website.

Here are some additional tips for applying:

  • Research the different learnerships offered by Standard Bank. Make sure you understand the requirements and responsibilities of each program before applying.
  • Tailor your CV and cover letter to the specific learnership you are applying for. Highlight your skills and experience that are relevant to the position.
  • Prepare for the interview. Research common learnership interview questions and practice your answers.

By following these steps, you can increase your chances of getting selected for a Standard Bank Learnership program.

Through a work-based approach to learning, you’ll gain a real-world understanding of Standard Bank Group, as you’re guided and supported to achieve the goals you’ve set yourself.

The programme integrates practical and theory, and includes both structured work experience and structured learning with an accredited training provider – leading to an SAQA accredited qualification.

If you need help with your job application, you can contact us via only WhatsApp: WhatsApp Icon 0799906126

We’re working to grow potential for young people throughout Africa. And with a Standard Bank Group Learnership, yours could know no limits.

Standard Bank Learnership timeline

February 2024 applications : 1 February 2024 – 29 February 2024
May 2024 applications. : 1 May 2024 – 31 May 2024

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