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CA Training Programme

Become a Sanlam apprentice and learn the tools of the trade with the CA Training Programme. The core outcome of this programme is to develop a pool of the best CAs with skills to strengthen our leadership bench.

The Sanlam CA Training Programme is guided by SAICA regulations, which requires practical experience to obtain the prescribed technical and professional competence in the value creation process. During the trainees’ three years on the Sanlam CA Training Programme, the trainees will be placed on rotations within Group Office and the different clusters within the Sanlam Group to obtain the relevant exposure to achieve the prescribed SAICA competencies.

How is it different?

  • You will be one of a select few
  • Exposure to different parts of the Group
  • Direct access and interaction with senior executives
  • Mentoring
  • Networking opportunities with graduates and young professionals across the Sanlam Group
  • Many opportunities to discover the employee in you

How do you benefit?

Sanlam offers market related salaries and significant additional benefits. You also have a high chance of getting a permanent offer once you complete the programme.

Through the different rotations, trainees will be given opportunities to be part of the Sanlam value creation process and obtain exposure to the following competencies: Ethics and citizenship, business acumen, decision-making acumen, relational acumen, digital acumen, business and finance strategy, internal audit, governance, risk management, reporting and taxation.

Who are we looking for?

You should have obtained your Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTAs) or be eligible to write the board exam before commencement of the training programme.

The following key criteria must be met:

No previous permanent work experience required/ Less than 1 year of formal working experience

Academic performance record average of at least 60%

Leadership in community, university or sport activities

Applications for 2023

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit – are innovative with a solution-oriented focus – then you should apply. The programme is offered at the Sanlam Head Office in Bellville, Cape Town, with the possibility of rotations to our Sandton, Johannesburg office. View the Sanlam Group Structure.

Applications are now open for submission.

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Meet Our CA Trainees

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Churchill

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Johan

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Duduzile

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Jorell

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Celine

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Nokuzola

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Hlumelo

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Tswaragano

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Khensani

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Christopher

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Kgomotso

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Nolan

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Olwethu

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Simoné

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Zinhle

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Ziphozonke

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Only online applications will be accepted.

Who can apply?

You should have obtained your Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTAs) or be eligible to write the board exam before commencement of the training programme in January 2023.

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

The programme start date is 01 January 2023.

Where are the Sanlam graduate positions based?

The CA programme is run from Cape Town, with potential rotations to Johannesburg. Should you not be based in Cape Town, you would have to relocate. Sanlam offers assistance with relocation.

What is the closing date for applications?

15 June 2022.

Can I apply if I am a foreign national?

Foreign Nationals from the following countries will be considered for the CA Training Programme: Kenya, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Morocco.

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 Sanlam 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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