Business partners

 Business Partners Limited is a specialist risk finance company that provides customised financial solutions, sectoral knowledge, mentorship, business premises and other added-value services for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa and selected African countries. We’re passionate about funding, supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs, or as we like to call them, the square pegs in a sea of round holes. We have offices in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

We specialise in investing capital from R500, 000 to R50 million, skill and knowledge in entrepreneurs, and its staff has in-depth knowledge of the small and medium enterprise sector, as well as valuable insight into the various challenges facing South African businesses. The company’s range of financing and value-added services provide an integrated solution for entrepreneurs and SMEs, catering for all aspects of their business needs, including property investments, property broking and management services, consulting and mentorship services.


 We offer graduate internship opportunities to recently graduated students looking for work experience in SME financing.We look for highly motivated and talented graduates who want to follow, and achieve success in, SME finance. The graduates will be located throughout the country.

 Each year new graduates are accepted into the two year programme to start in January of every year. Applications for the Graduate Internship Programme will close at the end of November.

What's on offer:

The programme entails;

  • The objective of the Business Partners Limited Graduate Internship Programme is to bridge the gap between academic study and workplace requirements;
  • It offers young, recently qualified, people with potential to gain practical work experience and skills in the world of SME finance;
  • The programme has been developed to offer structured training programmes that are relevant to small and medium business and finance sectors;
  • It prepares the interns who complete the programme for full time employment and give their career in SME finance a head-start;
  • Each intern will work with a dedicated coach who will offer both soft skills training and practical on the job training; and
  • Successful interns will receive recognition in the form of a formal certificate.

 The Business Partners Limited Graduate Internship Programme is open to recently qualified graduates who hold a business related degree with sound academic results, seeking to expand on their theoretical qualifications with practical experience.

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