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CA Training Programme

Become a Wealthsmiths™ 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.

Our 3-year training programme is accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Receive dedicated training in all SAICA specified competencies. This includes financial management, risk management and governance, taxation, and management decision-making.

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 Wealthsmith™ 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.

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

Academic performance record average of at least 60%

Leadership in community, university or sport activities

Applications for 2021

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 closed for submission.

Sanlam CA Insights Experience

We invite you to come and experience the Sanlam way and gain some insights from our Financial Director, Chief Financial Officers, and current CA trainees across the Sanlam Group into what it will be like to do your CA training with the Wealthsmiths™.

Johannesburg (Sandton): 29 June - 3 July 2020

Any interested CA Accounting students can apply by sending us a motivational letter of one page, explaining why we should choose you, a recent copy of your CV as well as your academic transcript to by 15 May 2020. Please note, as this is an insights programme remuneration is excluded.

Candidates outside of Gauteng will be considered. Sanlam will make the necessary arrangements regarding flights and accommodation.


Meet Our CA Trainees











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 2021.

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

The programme start date is 01 January 2021.

Where are the Sanlam graduate positions based?

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

What is the closing date for applications?

31 May 2020.

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

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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