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Sanlam Data Academy Graduate Programme

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

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The Sanlam Data Academy 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
  • On-going 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 on 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 market related salaries 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:

B Eng, BSc or similar in Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

B Com or BSc IT, Informatics or Computer Science

B Com Accounting and Economics, Statistics or Mathematics

B Tech Information Technology, Engineering or any higher qualification

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If you are a determined go-getter with a passion for data and a keen eye for detail, we are looking for you. View the Sanlam Group Structure.

Applications close 13 September 2018.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Only online applications will be accepted.

Who can apply?

Final undergraduate and honours year students with no previous work experience in any of the following fields:

  • B Eng, BSc or similar in Industrial, Electrical, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • B Com or BSc IT, Informatics or Computer Science
  • B Com Accounting and Economics, Statistics or Mathematics
  • B Tech Information Technology, Engineering or any higher qualification

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

The programme start date is 14 January 2019.

How long will the programme run for?

2 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 applications will need to be based in Cape Town where this programme is offered.

What is the closing date for applications?

13 September 2018.

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 Graduate Leadership 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.

Apply now to be placed in our Sanlam Data Academy Graduate Programme for 2018.

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