Applications for the SA Reserve Bank’s Economics Winter School Now Open

Applications for the SA Reserve Bank’s Economics Winter School Now Open. This is a week-long training programme for postgraduate economics students. This in-person experience will give students access to international best thinking on emerging economic research topics from local and international speakers. It is an opportunity for students to showcase their passion and skills through action-based learning projects that will expose them to central banking and immerse them into the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) culture. Students will also be inspired and challenged by team competitions to win amazing prizes.

Date and Location

  • 1–5 July 2024 
  • Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
  • Note: Accommodation and transport support will be provided to all the successful candidates. 


Who should apply? 

Students need to meet certain requirements to apply.

You meet the requirements if you:

  • have completed or are about to complete a postgraduate degree (see degree focus areas below); 
  • have attained or expect to attain an average of over 70% in your final year; 
  • have a strong desire to work in financial services and/or policymaking; 
  • have a proven track record of academic excellence; 
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • are a curious and keen learner. 

Degree Focus Areas

The SARB will consider postgraduates or students studying towards a postgraduate qualification with capability in at least one of the following areas: 

• Economics • Statistics • Mathematics • Finance • Actuarial Science 

How to Apply

All interested parties are invited to apply.

Internal applicants MUST apply through the HCM Cloud Solution. 

Follow these links:

  • Click on Me.
  • Click on Show More.
  • Under Current Jobs, click on Search Jobs, then select the job 231 to apply for.
  • Click on Apply now.

External applicants MUST apply online, via

All available vacancies will be visible.

Follow these links: 

  • Click on WORK @ SARB (Career opportunities).
  • Under Latest vacancies, scroll to ‘For more vacancies click here’ and click on here.
  • Click on All jobs.            
  • Select the job you want to apply for. 
  • Click on Apply now.
  • Login/register
    • Is this your first visit to our Job Site? > Register today (Ensure that you include all your skills and qualifications during the registration process.); or
    • Already registered on our Job Site? > Already registered? > Login here.

All information requested and questions asked on the online application process are compulsory. This means applications with missing information will not be considered.

What Must Be Submitted With Your Application

  • certified copy of your full academic record which shows 2024 registered courses,
  • your curriculum vitae – no longer than two pages; and 
  • a motivation research paper explaining how central banks should respond to the growing adoption and integration of technology in the financial sector (600 words; 12 pt Arial font).

After you apply

In line with the SARB’s commitment to diversifying its workforce, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups. People with disabilities are welcome to apply. 

Correspondence will be limited to selected candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. If you have questions, please email them to the following email address: [email protected]Note that the email provided is for enquiries only. No applications will be accepted through email.

Closing Date: 8 March 2024

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