Graduate Trainees

FundQuest Graduate Trainee Programme

The FundQuest Graduate Trainee Programme provides the platform for fresh University Graduates to be introduced into the corporate work environment and launch their careers in financial services. The Programme is largely hands-on and typically lasts for six (6) months.

Over the 6-month period, the Graduate Trainees are taken through a blend of classroom tutoring, case-study exercises, and on-the-job coaching, all under the supervision of our Business Unit Managers. At some stage, the Graduate Trainees are grouped into teams and deployed for Stint Training with each Business Units in the Company one after the other.

Performance Appraisal

While the Business Unit Stint Training is ongoing, the Graduate Trainees are made to be practically involved in the ways we take business decisions and tackle operational challenges on a day-to-day basis. Over this period, each Business Unit Manager is expected to relate more closely with the Graduate Trainees and observe both their demonstrated and covert soft and hard skills.

Upon the completion of the Business Unit Stint Training, the observations of the Business unit Managers are compiled for review by our Human Resource Management. These recommendations usually form the bases of subsequent deployments of the Graduate Trainees to specialist trainee roles in our Business

We conduct Performance Appraisals twice over the Trainee Period – one mid-way (3 months) into the Programme and the other towards the end of the second half. At the end of the Programme, Successful Graduate Trainees are then offered full-time employment at the entry level of our professional career structure.

Skills Required

During the Graduate Trainee Programme, we seek to assess suitability across certain metrics which include:


Scenario Building

Digital Acumen



Team Spirit

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for placement on the Graduate Trainee Programme, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Minimum of 5 O/Level Credit Passes, including English and Mathematics
  • Bachelor Degree from a recognised University
    Minimum grade of Second-Class Upper
  • Completion or Exemption from NYSC