GAP - Graduate Apprenticeship Program

Graduate Apprenticeship Program (GAP) is an initiative that will provide hands-on skills development and job opportunities to nascent professionals in Uganda in a bid to create a pool for the Bank’s future talent needs. In 2020, the Bank rolled out a successful inaugural Graduate Apprenticeship Program which registered 100% retention rates and superior on-joint performance ratings for all the four trainees that were recruited in 1st cohort.


The trainees included graduates in Engineering and Environmental Science. These were selected from a pool of numerous applicants who were subjected to different assessments and selected on merit. They underwent vigorous 1-year training program across all sections and operations of the Bank operations on rotation basis as well as attended other professional training including professional certification programs in Development Finance and Project Finance. GAP is one of the Bank’s responses to developing its human capital and aims at creating sustainable, decent, and meaningful jobs for budding professionals, and this is in alignment with the government’s priority interventions stipulated in Vision 2040 and NDPIII.  


Are you a recent graduate, with demonstrable passion and commitment to improve the quality of life of Ugandans? Do you possess an outstanding academic achievement, and wish to explore your leadership potential? Are you committed to engaging in critical issues of Uganda’s development, have a genuine interest to make a difference, and to be part of something bigger than yourself? If yes, then you are a good candidate for the bank’s Graduate Apprenticeship Program (GAP). The Graduate Apprenticeship Program (GAP) is a one-two year experiential program aimed at developing specialized development finance professionals for the future. We attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from reputable educational institutions for a rewarding career journey in the bank.