TalentMine Refinery program 2019 for young Nigerian undergraduate students/fresh graduates

Application Deadline: January 15th 2019

The TalentMine Refinery is an invitation-only training program designed to identify and train high calibre young people for opportunities in the investment finance sector; this includes Investment Banks, Asset Management firms and Brokerage houses and FinTech.
During the program, candidates will undergo training (refining) to develop the skills that leading investment finance firms want to see in a 21st Century finance and Fintech professional.

This involves learning technical skills including financial analysis, company valuation and financial modelling as well as soft skills like communication, presentation, etc. that you need to excel in any revenue generating role in leading investment finance institutions. Past or current employees of leading financial institutions teach classes.

Class sizes are kept small and intimate to provide the best learning environment and as such, positions for seats at The Refinery are very competitive.

Following the training, candidates will also be given exclusive access to interview with investment finance firms towards securing an internship or full-time employment. So far, graduates of The Refinery have gone on to positions in prestigious firms like Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, ARM, Afrinvest, Renaissance Capital, P&G, Capital Craft, amongst others.


The program is targeted at undergraduates of ANY discipline and recent graduates no earlier than 2018.

The Ideal Candidate
The typical candidate for The Refinery should;

  • Be in at least 200 level of ANY COURSE in ANY UNIVERSITY.
  • Have top grades, preferably first class or second class upper
  • Have strong quantitative skills
  • Have strong communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate smoothly, intelligently, articulately and concisely in written and spoken forms
  • Have previous leadership or business experience
  • Have an interest and passion for Finance OR Information Technology. However, it is not compulsory that the candidate has studied a finance related course
  • Be up for a challenge and desire to build a career with a top-notch global financial powerhouse

The Training:

  • The training typically runs on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) for 20 weeks (Class-free weeks inclusive) and based in our Lagos training centre. Selected candidates who stay more than 4 hours drive from Lagos or who are based outside Nigeria will be a part of the training via the internet.
  • During the program, candidates will go through class-based sessions covering various topics essential to gaining a solid technical skill set in Finance as well as receive training on CV and Cover Letter writing and interviewing skills.
  • Candidates will also be expected to complete take-home study materials and assignments.
  • At the end of the program, candidates will be expected to present a project in the form of a trading portfolio or investment banking pitch to a panel of industry experts.

Application Process:

  • Apply for The Refinery by filling out the application form
  • The application is reviewed by TalentMine
  • Shortlisted candidates are communicated to and scheduled for an online test
  • Following the test, candidates are scheduled for a final interview.
  • Following the interview, successful candidates are invited to The Refinery Program
  • Trainings are both on-site at our Lagos training center as well as offsite via our hubs in various universities in Nigeria.
  • Candidates are given exclusive access to interview with recruiters from the world’s top financial institutions and begin internships and full time programs.

For more information, send an email to [email protected] or call 09035879343.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the TalentMine Refinery program 2019



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