The Nedbank YES Program is a business-led government collaboration to reduce unemployment by allowing youngsters to learn new skills and obtain valuable industry experience, which will considerably increase their prospects of finding long-term future employment.
About the Nedbank YES Program
Nedbank is dedicated to generating job opportunities for young people, developing communities, and improving South Africa.
Since 2019, Nedbank has been a proud partner of the Youth Employment Services (YES) project, demonstrating Nedbank’s commitment to creating jobs for the country’s jobless youth and driving a more sustainable and inclusive country.
So far, Nedbank has been the largest contributor among South African banks to engage in this large-scale project and has helped over 5 000 South African youngsters gain skills to enter the job market or become entrepreneurs.
How Does YES Program Work?
Nedbank YES students will be hired for a period of 12 months to get valuable work experience. The YES Program is not a traineeship, internship, or apprenticeship.
The Nedbank quality work experience program will be based at various Nedbank sites, branches, and offices across the country, with some positions allowing for a hybrid or remote work style.
Nedbank YES students may be needed to work weekdays or on a shift schedule (which may include weekends and public holidays), depending on the division, role, and job demand. This requires YES students to be able to commute to and from the Nedbank workplace.
Is the YES Program Paid?
The Nedbank YES applicants will receive a stipend every month throughout the program’s duration.
Who is Eligible for the Nedbank YES Program?
To qualify for the Nedbank YES program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 29.
- A South African-born African, Colored, or Indian citizen as set out in the BBBEE Act definition of ‘black people’.
- Have a job.
- Have a matric qualification
- Have not participated in a YES Program with another organization before.
How to Apply for Nedbank YES Program
- Go to the Nedbank YES Program application portal.
- Click on Apply.
Note: You can only see the application link when the application period is still on.
Other Nedbank Programs
It can be beneficial to learn from someone who has already walked the path you are about to take. The Nedbank YouthX platform provides you with information and motivation to help you reach your full potential. They have teamed with some of the country’s best-known changemakers to provide guidance and industry knowledge in four areas:
- Sport and entertainment
- Technology and innovation
- Social good and sustainability, and
- Arts and culture.
Nedbank offers many learnership programs related to the government’s National Skills Development Strategy in our ongoing quest to find talent, build capabilities, retain important workers, ensure good succession planning, and drive transformation. These learnerships contribute to the strategy’s aims of skill development and reducing poverty and unemployment.
Nedbank Graduate Program
Nedbank recognizes the importance of offering opportunities to tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. This is why they use their financial skills to supplement and enhance the academic and practical experience of tomorrow’s worthy superstars. By investing in the development of future leaders, they ensure that they make positive changes for their people, businesses, and society for future generations.