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Vacation Programme

Apply today for a graduate role and you could be selected for the programme. The programme offers an in-depth look into the workings of the financial services industry, and exposes you to a range of disciplines to help you choose a career that’s right for you.

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Get a head-start on your chosen career with the three-week Sanlam Vacation Work-readiness Programme. Starting in July 2017, this holistic programme focuses on growth in a broader sense while preparing candidates for the workplace.

How is it different?

  • Personal: Focus on understanding self in relation to others, teamwork and emotional intelligence
  • Professional: Matching candidate opportunities to skills and identifying their gaps, communication and presentation skills
  • Technical: Practical overview of the financial services industry
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship insights
  • Leadership: Values driven and encourages making a difference
  • Window into graduate roles across the Sanlam Group
  • Networking opportunities with graduates and young professionals across the group
  • Opportunities to discover the Wealthsmith in you

How do you benefit?

Professional and personal benefits include amazing networking opportunities with your peers, young professionals, and industry leaders while expanding your personal boundaries.

Who are we looking for?

You should graduate at the end of 2017 with either an undergraduate or honours degree in the fields required for the graduate position you are applying for.

The following key criteria must be met:

No previous permanent work experience

Academic performance record average of at least 65%

Leadership in community, university or sport activities

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If you’re interested in a career in the financial services industry, then the Sanlam Vacation Programme is for you. During the three-week programme you will get an inside look at how the financial services industry operates, to help you choose a career path that suits your skillset. If you are a graduate in finance, investments, economics, accounting, actuarial science, mathematics or statistics, apply now for a graduate role and you could be selected for the Sanlam Vacation Programme.

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Career Expos

Come meet us in person and get inspired by what the world of finance and investments has to offer you. We’ll be attending various career expos, hosted on the following dates:

10 & 11 May

University of the Western Cape

21 July

University of Pretoria

16 & 17 August

University of Cape Town

16 May

University of the Witwatersrand

2 & 3 Aug

University of Stellenbosch

10 & 11 May

University of the Western Cape

16 May

University of the Witwatersrand

21 July

University of Pretoria

2 & 3 Aug

University of Stellenbosch

16 & 17 August

University of Cape Town

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.

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

The programme start date is 01 February 2018.

Where are the Sanlam graduate positions based?

The positions are either in Cape Town or in Johannesburg. Should you not be based in these areas, you would possibly need to relocate. Sanlam also offers assistance with relocation.

What is the closing date for applications?

31 May 2017.

Can I apply if I am a foreign national?

Foreign Nationals will be considered for the following roles: the Sanlam CA Training Programme and the two Emerging Market roles (Financial Accountant: French & English Speaking) and the (Marketing Specialist). Only South African citizens will be considered for the remaining graduate opportunities.

Are all the positions on the programme permanent?

No they are not but we do aim to retain all the graduates who have successfully completed the 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

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 for a chance to be selected for Vacation Programme.

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