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South African Reserve Bank

Chartered Accountant (CA) Trainee Programme 

The SARB invites innovative and talented applicants to apply for its CA training programme for 2020.

Click here to open the official programme brochure


The aim of the programme is to address the shortage of CAs in the SARB and in the country. Trainees are given an opportunity to acquire the prescribed competencies of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), reinforce prior academic education, and develop business acumen, life skills as well as professional and ethical values.


Format of the programme

Trainees are placed on rotation in the various departments and subsidiaries of the SARB, thus obtaining practical experience and a good overview of the business of central banking.


Duration of the programme the programme

Three years.



To be considered, candidates must:

  • have a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) or be in the process of completing it;
  • be a South African citizen; and
  • be a curious and innovative individual. 


Remuneration and benefits

Trainees will receive a market-related salary for the duration of the programme.


How to apply

All interested parties are invited to apply online via

  • All available vacancies will be visible.
  • Follow these links: Careers@Sarb > Current vacancies (register and apply online).
  • To log in (right-hand side of the screen):
    • Is this your first visit to our Job Site? > Register today (ensure that you include all your qualifications and skills during the registration process);
    • Already registered on our Job Site? > Already registered? > Login here.
  • Date posted > Last 3 weeks (in the drop- down menu).
  • Select the appropriate IRC number to view the full advertisement.

Please include a copy of your academic transcript and your identity document with your application.

The closing date for applications is 15 August 2019. Late applications will not be considered. Ref. no.: IRC29112


Selection process

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in interviews, assessments and a security clearance as part of the selection process. Suitable candidates will be selected based on the SARB’s commitment to diversifying its workforce. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

All assessment questions in the application process are compulsory. Incomplete assessments will therefore not be considered.

If you have not heard from us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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