Investec Bank Limited (“IBL”) originated as a small finance company in Johannesburg. In 1980 Investec acquired a banking licence. This enabled it to expand its activities beyond leasing and installment finance into such areas as corporate and professional banking, treasury, corporate finance and project finance. Regional offices  opened in Durban and Cape Town and a network of international contacts were established.

In 1986 Investec merged with Metboard, a trust company established in 1937. This added portfolio management, a participating mortgage bond scheme and an in-house unit trust to the range of products and services offered by Investec. Investec Holdings Limited (“Inhold”) listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

In 1993 Investec acquired South Africa’s oldest confirming house, Gerber Goldschmidt Finance (Pty) Limited.

Career Opportunities

If you are studying towards a CA(SA) or a Tech degree, applying for an Investec grad programme may be one of your smartest moves yet. We also offer exposure programmes for CA, Tech and students on other degree paths.

CA Programme

You will complete six-monthly rotations with different business units, primarily based in our Johannesburg office. These will expose you to multiple facets of the business and give you the opportunity to learn from experts in each area. Your experience will involve on-the job training and educational simulations. 

Tech Programme

Tech grads will join us as a permanent member of a technology team within our Sandton office. Exposure to on-the-job learning, partnered with a structured grad learning journey, will enable the start of your career within our entrepreneurial, flat structured culture. You will grow and learn in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud technology.


If you are a dedicated and academically strong undergrad/final year tech student, our  CA and Technology Scholarships offer you the opportunity to join the Investec family. We offer financial assistance and holistic support and exposure to young talent. You will gain access to mentorship and various Investec initiatives as you finish your university careers.