2024 Graduate Development Programme

Discover Your Path to Success in Asset Management

Applications open: 19 December 2023 – 05 January 2024

Are you a recent graduate with a burning passion for Asset Management? The Public Investment
Corporation (PIC) invites young, dynamic individuals like yourself to embark on an exciting journey
towards becoming investment professionals capable of making a significant impact on the asset
management industry.

About the Programme:
The PIC Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is designed to empower recent graduates with
comprehensive knowledge, skills, and real-world exposure in asset and investment management,
with a specific focus on the pivotal role that the PIC plays in the economy. This structured programme
aims to cultivate a pipeline of capable investment professionals, ultimately transforming the
landscape of the asset management sector.


Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Accounting/Auditing.

  • Advantageous knowledge in Taxation, Cost Accounting,
    Valuations and Financial Modelling.

SAICA CA Trainees

CTA (Honours)

Company Secretariat

Bachelor of Commerce

Legal Counsel Governance and Compliance (Corporate)


Corporate Affairs

Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design

Research and Projects

Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture / Agricultural Economics

Data Technologist/Scientist

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Data Science/ Management Information Systems/ Statistics/Analytics.

Enterprise Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science /Bachelor of Technology
in Information Technology.

  • Possession of ITIL and COBIT certification, ArchiMate modelling language will be advantageous.

Information Security

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science /Information Technology.

  • Certification in CompTIA Security would be advantageous.

Platform Reliability Engineering

Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor’s Degree in Information

  • Certification in ITIL, MCITP, Microsoft Office 365/ M365, and Microsoft Certification would be advantageous.

Software Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

  • Software Development (Programming, object-oriented design, software testing and debugging).

Governance Risk and Compliance and Digital Experience

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related fields.

Qualifying Criteria:
▪ Applicants must be South African Citizens not older than 25 years.
▪ Obtained a 60% pass in each module and an overall average of the most recent results.
▪ Have no work experience in the field of study and have not participated in any
graduate/leadership programme.
▪ A strong desire to work in financial services (asset and investment management).
▪ Proven record of academic excellence.
▪ Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Vacation Work:
Only candidates who have been shortlisted among the graduate applicants will be automatically
considered for the vacation work opportunity and subsequently, they will be further evaluated for
potential inclusion in the PIC Graduate Development Programme for the year 2024.

How To Apply:
Please click here to access the 2024 Graduate Development Programme application form and
the completed form can be emailed to picgraduate@pic.gov.za.

Applicants will be required to upload certified copies of the following supporting documentation on the PIC online platform:
▪ Curriculum Vitae;
▪ Identity Document; and
▪ Qualification/Latest Academic Record.

Only successful applicants will be notified via email.


  • For any technical issues encountered while accessing the 2024 Graduate Development
    Programme application form, please kindly address them to the following email address:
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 05 January 2024

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All the best with your applications

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