Applications Open for the Allan Gray Graduate Programme 2024

Applications Open for the Allan Gray Graduate Programme 2024. In line with our long-term values, our permanent placements in our graduate roles in Retail Client Services and Retail Operations teams are designed to provide an opportunity for young professionals to start building a track record of high performance.

Your academic background, passion for investments and interpersonal skills, combined with our structured training program and leadership support, will provide a strong foundation for success in these roles and further career opportunities. You will gain extensive investment product and industry knowledge and work with dynamic and high performing teams, to help you fulfill a rewarding long-term career at Allan Gray.

Successful candidates will be assessed for suitability as an investment service consultant in Retail Client Services or as an operations consultant in Retail Operations.

Your Purpose as an Investment Service Consultant in Retail Client Services:

  • To engage in intellectual and comprehensive interactions with our clients via our various servicing channels while actively participating in the firm’s drive for service excellence.
  • Your interactions will be all encompassing and may include (but not limited to) discussions on products, processes, transactions, tax and legislative implications, our investment philosophy, industry trends and performance of our unit trust funds.

Your Purpose as an Operations Consultant in Retail Operations:

  • Retail Operations teams process transactions from clients and provide administrative support for the firm’s retail investment offering. 
  • Operations consultants are responsible for ensuring that all incoming instructions are responded to and processed within a specific time-frame and regulatory framework.
  • Operation consultants interact with clients and advisers to provide updates on transactions and to follow-up on any pending instructions, while maintaining a high level of service excellence.

**Relocation assistance will be provided for candidates residing outside of Cape Town (Ts & Cs apply)

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Final year students currently completing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in: Commerce or Business Science, with majors in, but not limited to: Finance, Economics, Investments, Mathematics and Statistics, Engineering.
  • Strong, consistent academic track record across matric and university.
  • Students who are eligible to work in South Africa and start their career between December 2024 and February 2025.


  • Strong client focus and interest in investments.
  • Highly adaptable and resilient.
  • Highly performance driven and individually accountable.
  • An enquiring mind and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong numerical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team of skilled individuals while delivering on own personal goals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Accuracy with strong attention to detail.

How to Apply

Upload the following Documents:

  1.  Most updated CV
  2.  Matric certificate
  3.  Full university transcripts
  4.  Copy of SA ID

Apply Online for the Allan Gray: Graduate Opportunities (Retail Client Services and Retail Operations)

Closing Date: Friday 26th of July 2024

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