WEMA Bank Graduates the Youth of Nigeria

WEMA Bank Plc, Nigeria’s largest and most innovative financial services provider, in its bid to empower and graduate the youth of Nigeria, announces its call to interested candidates who are youthful, highly ambitious, resilient and dynamic Nigerians between the ages of 21 and 35 years to apply for WEMA Bank’s Graduate Trainee Programme that is designed to groom young Nigerians into leaders who will take charge of leadership roles at WEMA Bank in the next five years.

The New WEMA Banking Strategy

There’s been a lot of buzz about WEMA Bank in recent years, and for good reason. In 2013, it became the first bank in Africa to use blockchain to facilitate secure banking transactions; since then, it has been named as one of Forbes Magazine’s Top 100 Best Banks in Africa. Now WEMA is expanding its services—and hiring new employees.


In order to meet its mission and satisfy customer demand, WEMA has launched a graduate training program that provides young people with free university educations in exchange for three years of paid employment at WEMA after graduation. It’s open to all Nigerian citizens between ages 18 and 25 who are interested in building a career in banking.


In exchange for three years of employment with WEMA, graduates will receive four year’s worth of free university education. They will also have access to free vocational training and on-the-job learning opportunities, plus unlimited job placement assistance after graduation. Upon successful completion of their first three years at WEMA, graduates will be eligible for a 10% salary increase.


Required Qualifications For Applicants

Possess a Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized institution in Nigeria; Must be under 35 years at time of recruitment.


The programme will be recruiting 120 candidates for Intake 14 (January 2019) across various States and FCT in Nigeria. WEMA Bank Plc is a private sector bank incorporated in 1998, to promote and develop businesses in Agriculture and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is focused on growing and supporting SMEs, entrepreneurs and youth employment in Nigeria. The Bank has grown to become one of the largest private sector banks operating in rural Africa with over 45 branches spread across all geopolitical zones of Nigeria.


The WEMA Group is a leading financial services company in West Africa providing financial and non-financial solutions. We have a presence in Mali, Senegal, Ghana, and Burkina Faso with over $3 billion assets under management. Our wealth creation strategy focuses on growing SMEs by extending both financial and non-financial solutions. Our investment products include general banking, microfinance (microsavings), enterprise financing (including agricultural finance) and equipment leasing.


Benefits Of Being A Part Of The GTNP

WEMA Bank’s Graduate Trainee Programme (GTNP) is a highly competitive, fast-track system for those wanting to obtain an on-the-job training experience with excellent prospects and career development. Each year, WEMA selects over 100 GTNPs from applicants who have shown excellence in their academics, leadership, initiative and promise. The programme aims to provide candidates with challenging job opportunities while also helping to build a more skilled workforce in Nigeria.


While WEMA is aware that some candidates may still choose to pursue an academic course, we hope that the knowledge gained from being a part of GTNP will help those applicants stand out in their careers and businesses. Over 97% of GTNPs join companies as full-time employees immediately after completing their training. To date, our programme has contributed over NGN 1billion worth of benefits to Nigeria, as well as trained over 600 young Nigerians across different industries since inception.


The GTNP has a culture for giving back to its alumni, providing them with post-training support and career assistance. Benefits include monthly seminars, face-to-face interactions, mentorship opportunities and exposure to senior management. GTNPs also receive full financial support during their training period as well as ongoing career assistance throughout their time in WEMA Bank and even after they have left.


How To Apply For The GTNP

In order to qualify for The Graduate Trainee Programme, there are specific criteria that you need to meet. You should be a high school graduate with at least 5 O’ level credits (including English and Mathematics). All candidates must be under 30 years old and have at least 1 year working experience. WEMA is an equal opportunity employer – so whether you identify as male or female, we welcome applications from all candidates. For further information on how to apply, contact your nearest WEMA Bank branch today!


If you are in doubt about whether you qualify, we recommend that you call your nearest WEMA branch and arrange an appointment to speak with a GTNP Representative. Alternatively, complete our online form to be considered for next year’s intake!


WEMA is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their gender or ethnic background. If you would like more information about our Graduate Trainee Programme, or if you want to know how to apply – please contact your nearest WEMA branch today!


How To Prepare For The GTNP Exam

To ensure that you score high on WEMA’s Graduate Trainee National Professional Examination (GTNP), it is important to understand what you will be examined on and how to prepare for each section. Here is a breakdown of all five sections, with tips and strategies for success: Quantitative Ability This section tests your ability to solve complex mathematical problems using basic algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, and calculus.


Reading Comprehension The Reading Comprehension section tests your ability to read and comprehend written materials. It includes question types that ask you to identify information, synthesize information, analyze situations, and recognize organization. The questions can be drawn from several subject areas including biology, business technology, environmental science, politics and current events. The number of passages in a reading comprehension section varies with each exam but usually consists of five different texts.


Analytical Writing This section evaluates your ability to solve problems and write analytically. You’ll be asked to respond to multiple-choice questions in two writing tasks, one that measures your ability to analyze an issue based on written information, and one that measures your ability to interpret and follow a set of written instructions.


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