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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 are we different?

  • We believe in quality over quantity, you will be one of the select few
  • Flexibility and a hybrid work policy
  • We provide tailored made development and upskilling opportunities for our CA Trainees
  • You will have direct interaction with senior executives
  • Have exposure to different parts of the Group
  • Networking opportunities with graduates and young professionals across the Sanlam Group
  • Access to our in-house Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to in-house and external coaching to support your growth and development
  • Be assigned an experienced CA as a mentor to guide you through the programme
  • Your overall health and wellbeing is our top priority

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 (CTA) or be eligible to write the ITC 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 2025

We are seeking Africa’s brightest minds to apply for this opportunity to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth, ending in CA(SA). If you have the passion, desire and character to pursue your TOPP Articles at Africa’s largest insurer, then this is the opportunity for you!

Applications are now open

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Bursary applications for 2024

We are calling on Africa’s brightest minds who have enrolled to study for a SAICA accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting programme in 2025, to apply for our bursary programme today!

Applications are closed.

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 2025.

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

The programme start date is 01 January 2025.

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?

31 May 2024.

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?

Preference will be given to recent graduates, however all candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. For positions requiring more experience, please visit

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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