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Investments Academy

You could land a seat in our Investments Academy Graduate Programme and be set for the future. The core outcome of this programme is to develop, nurture and retain a rich talent pool of exceptional investment professionals for Sanlam Investments and the industry as a whole.

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The Investments Academy Graduate Programme is geared to cultivate, develop and grow superior investment professionals with excellent track records. Sanlam Investments offers a unique opportunity for exceptional individuals to develop and hone their skills. Our Investments Academy Graduate Programme could be your best chance of becoming an entrepreneur, or launching your investment career.

How is it different?

  • Placement into graduate roles within Sanlam Investments
  • Build a network with other graduates and young professionals across the group
  • Structured development on building your leadership potential and career in business and investments management
  • The development of superior investment professionals
  • Many opportunities to discover the Wealthsmith™ in you!

How do you benefit?

The Investments Academy Graduate Programme continues to be unique and was the first of its kind in South Africa. As such, it has successfully positioned Sanlam Investments as pioneers and has enabled us to demonstrate an active commitment to transformation, celebrating our rich cultural heritage and diversity, and developing black investment professionals in South Africa.

We can offer you career progression with a renowned brand and total investment in your future. You will experience a people-focused workplace with exceptional rewards.

Who are we looking for?

Are you an entrepreneurial self-starter, a risk-taker and passionate about the financial markets? Then we are looking for you.

You should graduate at the end of 2017 with either an Honours or Master’s Degree.

The following key criteria must be met:

South African citizen

No previous permanent work experience

Candidates with an exceptional academic record

Honours and Master’s candidates

Leadership in community, university or sport activities

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Launched in 2014 as the Alternative Investments Academy (AI Academy), the Investment Core expanded their graduate recruitment strategy to include all of their businesses from 2015. The objectives are: to develop, nurture and retain a rich talent pool of exceptional young black investment professionals for Sanlam Investments and the industry as a whole. View the Sanlam Group Structure.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Only online applications will be accepted.

Who can apply?

Honours or Masters Degree students with no previous permanent work experience.

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

01 February 2019.

Where are the Sanlam Investments Academy Graduates based?

The Investments Academy Graduates are based in Tygervalley, Cape Town. Sanlam Investments offers assistance with relocation to candidates outside of Cape Town who have been selected for the programme.

What is the closing date for applications?

15 July 2018.

Can I apply if I am a foreign national?

Unfortunately only South African citizens are considered for the Investments Academy Graduate Programme.

Are all the positions on the programme permanent?

No, but we do aim to retain all the graduates who have successfully completed the programme, depending on the operational needs of the business.

I am not a recent graduate, can I still apply?

The Investments Academy Graduate Programme is designed for graduates with no permanent work experience. For positions requiring more experience, please visit

Why Sanlam Investments?

Be part of a financial services group that has become a leader in the South African Investment industry for close to a century!

Sanlam Investments is a fertile breeding ground for some of the most talents individuals in the investment industry. As one of the largest investment management companies in South Africa, we provide you with exposure to the complete end to end range of investment solutions for our clients.

We empower you to make the right decision for your future career and every aspect of your personal growth is within reach at Sanlam Investments.

Apply now to be placed in our Sanlam Investments Academy programme for 2018.

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