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The word ‘banker’ can and does apply to many different banker jobs available in South Africa today. The banking industry can be a good one to get into if you have an interest in this type of work. There are many possibilities for starting on the ground floor and working your way up in the business as you gain experience and knowledge.

So let’s delve into the world of banking in more depth, so you can see how many different banker jobs are available. It should be noted these are just a selection of the many that are available – there are more to consider as well.

Bank teller

This is one of the most commonly taken roles in banking, and also a role most people will be familiar with. A teller is in a customer facing role and serves people all day. They will handle various transactions but most commonly they will provide people with withdrawals they wish to make from their accounts, and also accept deposits.

The big advantage of becoming a bank teller is that you won’t generally need any experience before you apply. This is good news for those who don’t have a degree or other specific banking qualification. You will be trained on the job and thus can earn while you learn. If you want to build a banking career this is one of the best ways in.

Bank manager

As you might guess, this is a far more advanced role. You would normally be expected to have experience in banking to be able to apply for this role. A degree or diploma in banking will also come in very useful. The role requires that you manage an entire bank, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Financial planning adviser

While some advisers work outside of banks, many of them work in banks and help promote their products. You must be good with people and able to understand a range of financial situations and products. Again, many people start out as bank tellers and work their way up into positions like this.

Business banking workers

There are lots of jobs available within the realm of business banking. Businesses have different accounts to individuals, thus they will be offered a range of different products. There can be banker jobs in this area that involve opening new accounts for businesses and helping to manage them on an ongoing basis.

Where do your skills lie?

This is perhaps the most important question when it comes to banker jobs. Since there are so many options available it makes sense to see if you can narrow it down a bit. This will also assist you in deciding whether you need to gain any qualifications or whether you can start as a bank teller and work your way up from there.

Either way, you can look forward to a rewarding and eye opening career as a banker, whatever type of job you eventually end up in. And it could be the first of many.

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