Who are we?
Sanlam was established in South Africa as a life insurance company, but has since transformed into a diverse financial services group. Today, the Group is one of the largest internationally active insurance organisations in the world and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent. Sanlam has an active presence in 43 countries, operating across the African continent, India, Malaysia, and selected developed markets. It is listed on the Johannesburg, A2X, and Namibian stock exchange.
The Group’s business clusters house the Group’s business operations. The Group Office provides strategic direction and support to the four clusters, assisting them in realising their strategies and meeting their business objectives. The Group Office is responsible for governance and for the Group’s centralised functions, which include Finance, Actuarial and Risk Management, Strategy, Human Resources, Market Development, and Brand Services.
What will you do?
As an Actuarial Trainee Graduate, you will gain exposure to the inner workings of Sanlam and get to know its products and systems. We will assist in the development of your analytical abilities to further advance your actuarial skills. Your actuarial exam results, combined with your on-job performance, will determine how quickly you progress and are exposed to more advanced areas of Sanlam’s businesses.
Qualification and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science
- Must qualify for exemptions of at least (6) actuarial examinations by the time you graduate
Knowledge and Skills
- Strong computer skills with above-average Microsoft Office skills
- Self-development – contributes independently
- Decision quality – contributes independently
- Financial acumen – contributes independently
- Optimises work processes – contributes independently
- Care – contributes independently
- Collaboration – contributes independently
- Innovation – contributes independently
- Integrity – contributes independently
Our commitment to transformation
The Sanlam Group is committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace. Our Employment Equity plan and targets will therefore be considered as part of the recruitment process. With employment equity as a key goal, Sanlam aims to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as giving opportunity to people living with a disability.
Build a successful career with us
We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future and want to achieve greatness in your career and personal development. We pride ourselves on helping our employees to realise their worth. Throughout our business clusters (Sanlam Retail Affluent and Retail Mass, Sanlam Corporate, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office) Sanlam provides many opportunities for growth and development.
The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.
Applications close 30 June 2023 for our 2024 intake.