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Become a Wealthsmiths™ Apprentice

Sanlam and the graduate programme are all about people, but to make it a successful business we need different types of skills. So, every year we employ fresh graduates to fill permanent and contract positions in various businesses across the Group.

To see all current opportunities, Please visit this page using your desktop.

The Application Process

Your CV, academic transcript and a copy of your ID will be required. Due to size limitations of attachments, only attach your last year's results.

For enquiries, contact us on GraduateRecruitment@sanlam.co.za

The Selection Process Includes:

  • Psychometric assessments
  • Interview with the business
  • An offer of employment

The application process for 2017 will open in March 2016.

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  • The Talent
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Sanlam Graduate Recruitment Programme

Become a Wealthsmiths™ Apprentice

Become a Wealthsmiths™ apprentice by applying for a graduate position at Sanlam and be placed on our Graduate Development Programme. Sanlam offers graduate positions in the fields of finance, investments, accounting, actuarial science, underwriting, IT and more in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

2017 Graduate vacancies posted second week in March

Do you have what it takes? See our current opportunities

2017 Graduate vacancies will be posted by the second week in March.

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The Application Process

Your CV, academic transcript and a copy of your ID will be required.
Due to size limitations of attachments, only attach your last year's results.

For enquiries, contact us on GraduateRecruitment@sanlam.co.za

The selection process includes:

  • Psychometric assessments
  • Interview with the business
  • An offer of employment

The benefits


Here's why working
at Sanlam is awesome!

You'll be part of an 18-month accelerated leadership development programme with loads of opportunities to participate in group coaching and action learning.

Did you know...

Sanlam has a whole bunch of community involvement initiatives, so by working for us, you can get involved in projects that make a difference.

Read more...

The talent

Here's who we're looking for…

Graduates in their final year of study who are South African citizens, with no prior working experience and who have academically achieved at least 65% overall.

And should also...

  • have leadership potential
  • be positive, flexible and adaptable
  • have motivation to learn and be the best
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CA TRAINING PROGRAMME

Calling all
Number Crunchers

Every year we take on trainees to complete the three-year Sanlam CA Training Programme.

Go this way to find out more >

About the CA Training Programme

Sanlam is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) as a training site for prospective chartered accountants (CAs).

The programme offers the following primary electives:

  • Financial Management
  • Internal Audit, Risk Management and Governance
  • Taxation
  • Management Decision-making and Control

This programme is only available at our head office in Bellville, Cape Town.

Some Extra Opportunities

  • We'll focus on developing your leadership competencies
  • You'll get to meet and mingle with other graduates
  • You'll be exposed to group coaching and action learning projects

You Qualify if you…

  • Have a certificate in the Theory of Accounting ( CTAs)
    OR
  • Are eligible to take the board exam before the programme starts in Jan 2014.

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Chartered Accountant CA (SA) Training Programme (Graduate role) Cape Town Find out more

Meet the CA's in training

"I enjoy working at Sanlam because of the calibre of the people who have created an environment for me that fosters growth professionally, personally and for the company."

B Commerce Honours at the
University of Cape Town.

Sinethemba Ntezo

Meet the CA's in training

"I enjoy working at Sanlam because as important as the end product, they care about a quality growth process."

B Commerce Honours at the
University of Pretoria.

Bongani Chabalala

Meet the CA's in training

"Working at Sanlam has opened a whole new world to me."

B Commerce Honours at the
University of Stellenbosch.

Jacques Mostert

Meet the CA's in training

"CA training at Sanlam allows us to get the experience that is needed in the world of finance, with mentors who are outstanding and willing to pass their knowledge on to us."
B Commerce Honours at the
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Sinethemba Mbenya

Our Company

Who we are

We're one of SA's most established and well respected companies with more than 90 years of business success behind us.

What we do

Insurance and investment is our game. We supply financial solutions to individuals and institutions in SA, the rest of Africa as well as internationally.

What we believe in

Our vision is to be the leader in wealth creation and protection in SA, and to lead that process in emerging markets while playing a niche role in developed markets.

Inside Sanlam

We're all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees.

We stay in touch with communities by using the Takalani Sesame muppets.

Meet the Graduates

Meet the participants in our graduate development programme and hear what they have to say about being Wealthsmiths™ and their most memorable moments at Sanlam.

What makes her a Wealthsmith™

"Sanlam Wealthsmiths™ encourage their clients to protect and nurture their greatest assets, being their wealth. So as a young Wealthsmith™ myself, I pay careful attention to nurturing my skills and talents in order to become a master of my craft.

As a young professional within the Sanlam Group, I do things with excellence so as to deliver work that I am proud of."

Thato Shole
HonsBA Labour Relations
North West University (Potchefstroom Campus)
Sanlam Sky Solutions
- Trainee: Compliance Officer

Knowing what you know now about the new Sanlam brand (Wealthsmiths™). What makes you a Wealthsmith™?

"As Wealthsmiths™ we strive to be the best, to put our clients at the centre and meet their needs through exceptional performance. Sanlam is a dynamic and diverse company and it is a privilege being part of a company making a difference in South Africa and the world."

Barend le Grange
B.Hons. Actuarial Science
North-West University
Sanlam Group Risk
- Actuarial Specialist
Lazarus Letsholo
Bcom Honours Information Systems
North West University
Sanlam Sky Solutions (Business Solutions)
- System Developer

What have been your most memorable/exciting moments over these past few months at Sanlam?

"I am excited to be part of Sanlam (Up Graduate programme). It has been an exciting journey with diverse range of valuable technical and professional development skills. The most memorable moment for me was TED presentation. It was a great opportunity to share my personal developments and discoveries and not only to share, but also to listen to my fellow Graduates reflecting."

Knowing what you know now about the new Sanlam brand (Wealthsmiths™). What makes you a Wealthsmith™?

"I am a Wealthsmith™ because I am committed to pursue success in every aspect. In my personal development and career, in ensuring I am continuously learning and engaging, in the pride I take in my work produced, in building and strengthening collegiality within my professional network…as a Wealthsmith™ every moment is an opportunity to build on, learn, grow and ensure that together we pursue success at Sanlam."

Wajdah Fataar
LL.B
University of Cape Town
Glacier by Sanlam
- Assistant Compliance Officer

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