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2018 Graduate Intake applications open 2nd May until midnight 2nd June 2017
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If your to-do’s are done and you’ve thought through plans a to z, you’re the type of person we’re looking for.

At Allan Gray, we value the list-makers and the quadruple checkers. Those committed to crossing “top of the class” off their list.

If you would like to know more about us and the values we look for in people, please continue reading.

Allan Gray - You open your own doors.

When your colleagues have your back.

Allan Gray - That feeling when you finish your work before the deadline.

When the deadline is around the corner.

Allan Gray - When teamwork really makes the dream work.

That feeling you get when you realise you're an overachiever.

Allan Gray - You open your own doors.

You open your own doors.

Allan Gray - That feeling when you finish your work before the deadline.

That feeling when you finish your work before the deadline.

Allan Gray - When teamwork really makes the dream work.

When teamwork really makes the dream work.


We are Africa's
largest privately owned
investment management company.

Our focus is generating long-term wealth for our investors, and we have been investing on behalf of clients since 1974.

We have offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Nigeria, and through our relationships with our sister companies, Orbis and Allan Gray Australia, we are well positioned to research and identify long-term investment opportunities for investors.

Our steadfast commitment to long-term investing extends to our people.

This is why we’re searching for focused final-year students who are dedicated to achieving their long-term goals through the Allan Gray Graduate Intake.

Our people are our assets. We don't have a tangible product to sell.

We understand that even the most intelligent investment philosophy means nothing without quality minds to execute it, clients to benefit from it, and highly professional and smart people to service those clients.

Each year, we aim to recruit and invest in academic achievers who are motivated and enthusiastic about joining our firm.

We recruit recent graduates primarily into permanent positions from day one. There is a compulsory four-week orientation. After orientation, graduates are taken through the Allan Gray academy, which is an ‘incubated’ functional training environment. This lasts for a period of three to six months, depending on the role.

The result: graduates in real roles, taking their first steps towards achieving their long-term ambitions.

We value academic excellence and a long-term perspective.

If your values align with these, please apply for our 2018 Graduate Intake. Please note that you will be required to upload information, so we recommend logging in from your desktop. Next, simply follow the steps below:

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Frequently asked questions

What qualifications do I need to apply?

We are looking for focused final-year students, completing a Bachelor’s degree, with excellent academic results in the following fields:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Science
  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Sciences
  • Statistics
What do you look for, other than good grades?

We look for graduates who share our values: performance driven, individually accountable and independent minded.

What documents do I need to attach other than my CV?

Along with your CV please attach a motivational letter telling us why you would like to work at Allan Gray, and your matric and university academic transcripts.

How soon after my application will I receive feedback?

We screen all applications during the Graduate Intake period 2 May until midnight 2 June 2017. You can expect feedback on your application within three weeks after the closing date.

How many interviews will I go through?

You will most likely go through three interviews, depending on the position we feel you are most suited for.

I’m not based in Cape Town, how will I be interviewed?

Apart from Cape Town, we conduct interviews in Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth. If you are not based in these cities, you will be required to travel to the city closest to you.

How many graduates will you be placing?

Our numbers are limited, driven by business needs. On average we place about 30 graduates across various business areas.

If successful during the application process, when can I expect to start?

All successful graduates will start from Tuesday 2 January 2018 onwards.

I have already graduated, can I also apply?

Yes you can apply, provided that you do not have more than two-years' work experience.

I haven’t graduated yet, can I apply?

Yes, provided that you are in the final year of your studies.

I am a foreign national who studied in South Africa, can I apply?

Yes, however the work permits process with the Department of Labour and the Department of Home Affairs is out of our control. Our job offer to a foreign national without a work visa will be conditional on obtaining a valid work visa. Therefore you will not be able to start working until your work visa is approved. This application process can take several months. We would assist you with this process.

I studied overseas, can I apply?

Yes, you can apply.

How do I apply for the investment team?

Candidates who have applied for the Graduate Intake, and stand out in terms of their achievements and acumen, may be invited to apply for a position in the investment team. Competition is fierce and there are only a few positions available.

Does having a disability affect my application?

No. We have a diverse workplace and we welcome all applications.

Do you have an internship programme?

Yes we do. The internship programme runs during the June / July holidays every year and applications usually open in February and close end March within the same year. The programme is open to final and penultimate year students.

Is there an age limit?

No, there is no age limit.

If I am unsuccessful can I reapply?

Yes you may reapply, but you can only do so next year.

What if I need to relocate?

We assist graduates with relocation. We have a relocation policy which covers relocation costs if you are moving from an area which is 80 km or more outside of Cape Town.

Where are your offices located?

Our head office is located in Cape Town, however we hire a small pool of graduates to work in our Johannesburg office.

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