By Thys Khiba
Johannesburg – Capitec Bank Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gerrie Fourie confirmed that the bank aims to fill at least 300 positions over the next few months.
Over the next few months, the Bank plans to fill positions of Business analysts, Developers, Analyst developers; Data engineers; Scientists; BI analysts for graduates and senior professionals.
“We’re rapidly growing our team. South Africa’s response to our simple, transparent, and affordable banking solution has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Fourie.
Despite economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Fourie confirms that Capitec is preparing itself for more job opportunities.
“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,” said Fourie.
Meanwhile, the Bank CEO said that the Capitec’s digital offering has seen rapid uptake and now totals over 8.8 million clients.
According to Fourie, 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,” said Fourie.
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.”
Meanwhile, 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 simply means that they have campuses in both Stellenbosch and Sandton, making it convenient for talent to work from either hub, said Fourie.
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