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First Bank Nigeria started as Bank of British West Africa in 1894, but got its current name in 1979.

By total deposit and gross profits, First Bank is currently the biggest in Nigeria.

Definitely, they have come to this point because of the effort of the scintillating human capital resources in the First Bank business system. These capable hands they recruit when the need be.

If banking is your dream profession, working with the bank can actually expose you to a wide spread experience.

However, we have given you a detailed guide in this article on First Bank recruitment: all you need to know about and how you can apply.



The First Bank has the following job openings:

  • Graduate Trainee Programme
  • Head, Financial and Regulatory Reporting
  • CRM Application Support Officer


The First Bank Graduate Trainee programme is designed to identify, select, build and develop stream of Next Generation bankers and leaders, a propagation of the Bank’s vision to be the Africa’s first bank.

The selected individuals will be trained for three months, after which they are built into robust bankers.

Requirements for First Bank Graduate Trainee Programme

Only candidates who met the requirements below are eligible to apply for this job. Your application is therefore invalid if you apply when you have not met the requirements.

  • Applicants must have a minimum of Second Class (Lower Division) or Higher National Diploma, HND with Upper Credit in any discipline.
  • Applicants should also have a minimum of 5 credits in their O’ Level certificate with English and Mathematics included.
  • Interested candidates must not exceed the age of 27.
  • Applying candidates must have completed their NYSC and have their Discharge certificate or the NYSC Exemption certificate.

How to Apply for the First Bank Graduate Trainee Programme

To apply for the First Bank Trainee programme, you only need to take simple steps as laid out below:

  • Visit their official portal at https://firstbankrecruitment.com/ to enter your information.
  • Following the end of submission of application is the short-listing successful candidates. Only the successful candidates will be contacted nonetheless for the aptitude test.
  •  Short-listed candidates are meant to log on to their application portal and print the Aptitude Test Invitation slip.


  • Candidates invited for the aptitude test will be put under forensic and security clearance. You academic certificates too will be verified.
  • At the time of publishing this article, the exercise had already ended. So disregard any site telling you it is on, except from the First Bank official website: www.firstbanknigeria.com 
  • Beware of fraudulent fellows, as you’ll never be asked to pay for this exercise.


If do not have those skills, your dream to be a banker may never see the light of the day. Well, you can take an alternative route which I also gave at the end of the list.

  • Bankers must have sound communication skill
  • Honesty is a non-detachable attribute of good bankers.
  • As a banker, you must be smart and quick to learn new ideas and be innovative.
  • Any good banker must be an individual with a preserved personality
  • Good bankers are good leaders who are always ready to take up responsibilities
  • You should be mathematical and analytical in your thinking as a banker.
  • Bankers are good team players and also high-flyers.
  • Bankers must have that innate ability to solve problems

Now, if you are lagging in these qualities, you barely have a solution. But if you can self-train and discipline yourself, you may get a good result.



  • Applicants should have first degree in the Applied or Social Sciences and Higher Degree or Professional accounting qualifications like ACA, ACCA or others.
  • Applicants must have at least 12 years post qualification experience with at least 4 in managerial position.


  • Here is a summary of the duty of officers recruited into this position:
  • To prepare monthly management and financial reports
  • Coordinating both statutory and regulatory audits and other external audits
  • To review the daily CBN returns before it is submitted.
  • It is his duty to develop, support and maintain all financial accounting systems and to make sure they are in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards. Et cetra.



For the position of the customer relationship management application support, applying candidates are required to meet these requirements below:

  • You possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT or other related discipline.
  • It is required that you have experience in the following: Microsoft Dynamics 365, Case Process Configuration, Power Apps, Power BI, Sale Process Configuration and so on.


You will have the following duties to perform if you are taken into the position of CRM application support officer at First Bank:

  • The collection of data on consumer insights with regards to CRM programmes and the business.
  • You will ensure the implementation of CRM strategies, programmes, report requirements and list views.
  • The provision of central point of contact for all change requests and alterations in the system.
  • It is your duty that at all times the data fields are correctly populated.
  • They also perform other Help Desk Administrative duties, which are not listed here.

How to Apply for Application Support Officer

To apply for this job position at First Bank, simply submit your application online via the First Bank online recruitment portal: Click Here to Apply.

NOTE: The recruitments are not currently on. They have ended for now. We can keep you updated with information regarding the exercise, if you subscribe to this website.


When will the recruitment start?

It has not been made open the date when the First Bank recruitment will start. Nevertheless, stay updated with ever information regarding recruitment by subscribing to this website.

What are the available job opportunities?

To view a list of available positions in First Bank, simply follow this link: https://www.firstbanknigeria.com/recruitment/


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