Sterling Bank Graduate Development Program

Applications for the Sterling Bank Graduate Development Program (SMDP) are solicited from interested and qualified candidates.

In Nigeria, Sterling Bank Plc, sometimes known as “Your one-customer bank,” is a full-service national commercial bank. The Central Bank of Nigeria has granted Sterling Bank a license to operate as a full-service national commercial bank (CBN).

In its more than 50 years of operation, Sterling Bank (previously NAL Bank) has merged with four other banks and transformed from the leading investment banking institution in the country to a full-fledged commercial bank.

Management Development Program (SMDP) 2022 Program Description

  • The Sterling Management Development Program (SMDP) is a custom recruitment campaign that leads into a rigorous 12-month rotational program where you can gain experience and cross-border exposure to help you become a well-rounded professional with a variety of skills & competencies you can apply to various areas within Sterling while you also GROW personally.
  • Additionally, the Sterling Management Development Program seeks to create Next-Gen executives who will significantly influence the layout of Sterling’s future.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree or relevant professional certification from an accredited institution in or outside Nigeria.
  • A minimum of 3 years post NYSC experience from any sector.
  • Applicants must not be older than 32 years of age at the time of application.
  • We value diversity in our workplace and encourage qualified men and women with disabilities and diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Selection Process

  • Computer-Based Test
  • Assessment Centre
  • Management Interview


  • We will only shortlist and get in touch with qualified individuals.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in our hiring procedures based on nationality, race, color, religion, gender, or political affiliation. We also do not discriminate based on marital status or disability.
  • Each application must be submitted during the appropriate application time using the application media that is offered. (Email applications are not accepted.)

Multiple submissions could result in disqualification.

Click this link to apply

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