Capitec Bank chief executive officer Gerrie Fourie says the bank aims to fill around 300 positions over the next few months.
At a time when many companies are shedding jobs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and incessant low economic growth, Capitec is making room for more appointments, he said.
“We’re rapidly growing our team. South Africa’s response to our simple, transparent, and affordable banking solution has been overwhelmingly positive.
“We now have over 16.3 million clients. They span across a diverse set of income groups, ages, and cultures, it’s been incredibly encouraging.”
Fourie said that the bank’s digital offering has seen rapid uptake and now totals over 8.8 million clients.
He said that Capitec doesn’t see digitalisation as a threat to employees, but is instead strengthening its specialist employee force while continuing to prioritise personal service in its branch footprint.
“South Africa is a unique environment and while our digital offering is growing at an immense pace, we recognize that our over 840 branches are incredibly important.
“Many South Africans still need or prefer face to face interaction. We’ve used technology to remove mundane tasks from branches, allowing our employees to focus on delivering world-class personalised service.”
The positions Capitec plans to fill over the next few months, range from jobs for graduates to senior professionals, and includes:
- Business analysts;
- Analyst developers;
- Data engineers;
- BI analysts.
You can find the full list of vacancies here.
Fourie said the bank’s high growth environment also creates significant opportunities for Capitec employees.
“We’ve granted over 1,100 internal appointments over the past 12 months and over 290 bursaries to further develop our employees, helping them to grasp opportunities within the business as we grow.”
Acquisition of Mercantile bank creates more opportunities
Capitec recently purchased Mercantile Bank as part of a plan to build a digitally-driven business bank based on the same fundamentals that made Capitec a success.
This means they have campuses in both Stellenbosch and Sandton, making it convenient for talent to work from either hub, said Fourie.
“Our team has grown significantly over the past 20 years but despite this, I’m proud to say our culture is not that of a traditional corporate but rather a start-up. We prioritise a flexible work environment that champions agility, cross-functional work and the ideation of solutions that will help South Africa live better,” he said.
“We’re fortunate to be growing and continuously hiring new employees at a time when there is a great hunger for job security. This allows us to provide hope, inspiration and to attract talent that wants to shape the future of banking.”