SECP Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Graduate Training Program 2023

SECP Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Embarking on a journey of professional growth and development is a pivotal step for any graduate looking to make their mark in the world of finance and securities. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) proudly presents its Graduate Training Program 2023, offering an exclusive gateway for young professionals to dive into the dynamic realm of regulatory excellence.

Details of SECP Graduate Training Program /HAWKS 2023 (3rd Batch)


  1. Eligibility Criteria:

Position Title: Graduate Trainee
Number of Positions: 40
Nature of Employment: Trainee Program

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree (04 years) i.e. 16 years of education in relevant disciplines such as Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, Commerce, Insurance, Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Law, and Information Technology from a reputable HEC recognized Institute/University.
  • Holders of professional certifications like CFAP (ICAP), CMA, ACCA, CFA, FRM are eligible to apply.


  • A minimum of 70% marks in the annual system or a 3.2 CGPA out of 4.0, or a 4.0 CGPA out of 5.0 in the semester system.
  • For Law graduates, a minimum of 60% marks in the annual system or a 3.2 CGPA out of 4.0, or a 4.0 CGPA out of 5.0 in the semester system.
  • The maximum age limit for these positions is 28 years as of the last date of submission of applications, with a 2-year age relaxation for women, candidates from Balochistan, EX-FATA districts, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, minorities, and special persons.
  • Candidates with international degrees/qualifications lacking CGPA/percentages on their transcripts are also eligible.


  • The program spans 12 months, leading to regular employment contingent upon the successful completion of the training program.
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  • The training will take place in Islamabad.
  • After successfully completing the training program, all graduate trainees will be permanently posted in Islamabad.

Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

  1. Evaluation Criteria for Eligible Candidates

Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be required to undergo a standardized time-limited test, with the following weightage assigned to different general areas:

Sr. # General Areas Weightage
1 Subject related 30%
– Analytical reasoning 30%
– Company Law 10%
– Web Development 5%
– General Management 10%
2 Leadership competencies & behavioral strengths 20%
– Constitutional Law 10%
– Programming Skills (Java, .Net) 5%
– Business Law 5%
3 General knowledge 10%
– Criminal Law 5%
– Database 5%
– Economics 5%
4 Verbal reasoning 10%
– Civil Law 5%
– Operating Systems 5%
– Finance 5%
5 Subject related 30%
– Networks 5%
– Accounting 5%
– Analysis and Design 5%
Total Total 100%


Test centers will be available in major cities, including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Gilgit, and Muzaffarabad, subject to a minimum number of applications.

3. Submission of application for the SECP Graduate Training Program;

1. Please visit for complete program details.

2. Interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria must apply directly through NTS within 15 days from the date of publication of the
advertisement.Applicants are advised to regularly check the NTS website for important information.

3. Hard copy of filled online Application form along with copies of all the educational
documents / transcripts, Resume, CNIC, Domicile Certificate and Disability Certificate
(where applicable) etc. must be sent to NTS Headquarters (SECP project), Plot # 96,
Street # 04, Sector H-8/1, Islamabad within 15 days from the date of publication of
the advertisement.

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4. Application Forms filled improperly, incomplete, and submitted by hand will not be

5. For further information, please visit or call 051-8444441.

4. Selection Process:

1. The candidates shortlisted on the basis of written test and meeting other eligibility
criteria will go through a multiple- tier interview process.

2. Successful candidates will be selected in order of merit.

3. The Selected candidates will receive an offer to join the SECP Graduate Training
Program, subject to clearance of the SECP medical examination.

4. Upon joining the Commission as a graduate trainee, successful candidates will submit
a Surety Bond of PKRs 1,000,000/- (Rupees One Million Only) in favor of the
Commission, pledging that they will not quit the training. Furthermore, after
completion of training, if selected as a regular confirmed employee, the trainees will
serve the Commission for a minimum period of 24 months, failing which PKRs
1,000,000/- shall be recovered from the leaver (trainee).

5. After the successful completion of training program, there will be a written test to
gauge their learning curve. Only those trainees securing 70 % and above marks will be
offered a regular job at SECP as Management Executive.

6. Please be informed that if at any stage of selection process or during the training, it is
revealed that you do not meet the required eligibility criteria as per advertisement,
your candidature for the training program will be withdrawn / cancelled immediately.

5. What we are offering you:

1. Extensive training program including industry visits.

2. If you have passion for innovation and desire to join the apex regulator of capital
markets and corporate sector of Pakistan. you’ll enjoy an open, inspiring culture that
encourages talented individuals at entry-level positions in the Commission, who
would be adequately developed to occupy positions of responsibilities in future.

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3. In addition to on the job training, selected trainees will also be given exposure to
regulated entities during the rotation program e.g. field/online trips to Stock
Exchanges, Brokerage Houses, Asset Management Companies, Insurance Companies,
Big Listed Companies as well as Company Registration Offices of the Commission and
other relevant institutions to enhance working knowledge.

4. Impactful mentoring programs to have productive conversations and meetings to
accomplish set goals.

5. During the training period, Selected Candidates will be offered Market competitive
compensation (110,000/- per month), Medical facility and one-time relocation grant
for the Selected candidates who do not belong to or reside in Islamabad/Rawalpindi

SECP Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, Graduate Training Program 2023

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