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Data and Analytics Graduate Programme

Become a Wealthsmiths™ apprentice and learn the tools of the trade with the Data and Analytics Graduate Programme. The core outcome of this programme is to enhance the Group’s data analytics and engineering capability.

The Data and Analytics Graduate Programme focuses on developing and growing data analysis and engineering competencies for the Sanlam Group and is open to graduates that are curious about data science. This is a 24-month programme where high calibre learning will be made available to qualifying graduates.

How is it different?

  • Team collaboration providing the opportunity to work with, and learn from Sanlam Wealthsmiths™ across various disciplines
  • Ongoing technical and soft skills training in a professional environment
  • Peer coaching and mentoring from subject matter experts in the Sanlam Business Intelligence team to ensure that you are well equipped to become successful in your career
  • Team projects which aid in reinforcing the principles learnt throughout the programme

How do you benefit?

  • The programme will give you the opportunity to work with and learn from various Sanlam Wealthsmiths™, providing you with practical experience and skills which you can apply in your future career
  • You will be gaining hands-on experience on the leading BI tools; becoming part of Sanlam’s strategy to modernise the IT agenda
  • You will receive a market-related salary and significant additional benefits

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for soon-to-be graduates who are independent and self-motivated, with strong analytical skills. You must have the ability to present yourself in a competent and professional manner, work efficiently, meet deadlines, and prioritise competing responsibilities.

At least one of the following criteria must be met:

BEng, BSc or similar in Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

BCom or BSc Information Technology, Informatics or Computer Science

BCom Statistics or Mathematics

BTech Information Technology, Engineering or any higher qualification

Applications for 2020 (closed)

Are you an innovative soon-to-be graduate with a passion for technology and a fine eye for detail?

We are looking for candidates who are resilient, analytical, good communicators and collaborators.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Only online applications will be accepted.

Who can apply?

The candidate must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • BEng, BSc or similar in Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • BCom or BSc Information Technology, Informatics or Computer Science
  • BCom Statistics or Mathematics
  • BTech Information Technology, Engineering or any higher qualification

If my application is successful, when do I start working?

The programme start date is 13 January 2020.

How long will the programme run for?

Two years.

Does admission into the programme mean that I am a permanent employee?

Yes, successful graduates will be permanently appointed by Sanlam.

Where are the Sanlam graduate positions based?

The positions are based in Cape Town at the Sanlam Head Office in Bellville.

Will I be expected to travel?

No, successful applicants will need to be based in Cape Town, where this programme is offered.

What is the closing date for applications?

11 August 2019.

Can I apply if I am a foreign national?

Only South African citizens will be considered for the graduate programme.

I am not a recent graduate, can I still apply?

The Data and Analytics Graduate Programme is designed for graduates with no permanent work experience. For positions requiring more experience, please visit www.sanlam.co.za/careers.

The Wealthsmiths™ Commitment

Sanlam is built on a respect and appreciation for people. This is why we give each and every employee the opportunity to make the most of who they are and reward them for what they’re worth.

There are many reasons why Sanlam is a great place to work and most of them fall under these six pillars: Reputation, Leadership, Reward, Growth, Balance and Connectivity.

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