Africa Management Associate Program

Job Description

Company Description:

Citi, the leading global financial services company, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 140 countries. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, and wealth management.

Program Description:

The Citi Africa Management Associate Programme is an 18 months training program targeted to high potential candidates interested in Citi’s business in Africa. The program will provide students with cross-business and cross-geography rotational assignments, along with special training and mentorship, to create the next generation of global-minded managers and bankers within our African business. Associates can expect to rotate around the following areas across the bank: Credit, Risk, Citi Transaction Services, International Personal Bank, Banking and Global Markets.


The program begins with a 6 months rotation in Johannesburg, South Africa. During this time you will also receive all your technical and business relevant training. For the remaining 12 months you will return to your base country to complete further rotations. During your programme, we offer plenty of training and secondments across Africa, as well as permanent role possibilities when you’ve finished.

Skills and Qualifications:

We seek exceptional graduates who want to live and work in Africa and have:

  • A genuine commitment to building a career in financial services management with an emphasis on African finance and emerging markets
  • No more than 2 years’ work experience
  • Evidence of leadership capabilities and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Fluency in two languages including English and language of their chosen location
  • A demonstrated track record of academic achievements


All candidates must have completed a bachelor degree (or be about to complete a degree). A masters is not a prerequisite but is beneficial. We require a 60% pass as a minimum criterion.

Major(s): All majors welcome

GPA: 3.5

Work Authorization:

Citi will sponsor for 6 months rotation in South Africa. Applicants should be nationals or have legal right to work in their chosen location.

Compensation: Competitive


South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Gabon, Cameroon, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Congo DRC.