Securing employment in Kenya has become extremely hard, especially for fresh graduates. Banks employ more than 30 % of graduates, which ranks among the biggest employers in Kenya.
When you are in college, it’s always easy to imagine that getting a job is easy. All you think is how your degree will market you and how best you are compared to other candidates, without knowing the qualifications you possess are also possessed by thousands of other Kenyans. But the first step towards securing employment is to know the exact banks which can absorb you, which is why we provide this list.
- Cooperative Bank
- NIC Bank
- Jamii Bora Bank
- Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA)
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Equity Bank
- Chase Bank Kenya
- Family Bank
- I&M Bank
- National Bank of Kenya
- Sidian Bank
Now, what are the factors to consider before dropping your CV at any of the listed bank? The first thing to consider is customer numbers. These banks we have listed have the biggest customer base, meaning they would be more than ready to absorb you whenever an opportunity arises. The second thing is profitability. None of these banks makes loses, meaning they have enough money to employ individuals into their systems.
The last thing is their recruitment procedures. Almost all banks we have listed above have entry level programme for fresh graduates. This program aims to absorb bright students direct from universities.
Another secret I thought you should know is the fact that you can be allowed to drop your CV to any of these banks; that is what I did when I was searching for employment, I was eventually called for interviews by Cooperative bank,Citibank,KCB,NIC,Stanchart and Equity.
Finally, if you are planning to apply for employment at any Kenyan bank, please make sure you apply for the following titles:
- Direct Sales Executive
- Graduate Trainee
- Temporary Employment
- Graduate Clerk
- Loan Officer
These are the entry level jobs for new graduates.