ince our inception in 1918 we have held true to our founding purpose of empowering South Africans to live their best possible lives by offering relevant financial products and services, as well as empowering communities. We are a fully diversified financial services business offering comprehensive and tailored financial solutions in five focused areas of expertise namely, Insurance, Financial Planning, Retirement, Investments and Wealth.
Sanlam recognises that organisational culture can significantly impact employee productivity, performance, job satisfaction as well as commitment. Our culture is based on our purpose and values and embedded in our brand through the Wealthsmith™ commitment. Sanlam is a company built on a respect for what people are worth and an appreciation for what they can become. This is why we give our employees the opportunity to make the most of who they are and to be recognised, respected and rewarded for what they’re worth.
We inspire people to realise their worth. This is our commitment to employees. This is what makes us Wealthsmiths™. Furthermore, this commitment encapsulates the six pillars of the Group’s Employment Value Proposition: Reputation, Leadership, Reward, Growth, Balance and Connectivity. You can read more on our culture by going to: https://www.sanlam.co.za/careers/evp/pages/default.aspx
What you will learn
Working at Sanlam goes beyond merely a day job. It encompasses an ethos and culture in the way we do business. We call it the Sanlam way. We are determined and resolute; solid and sensible; do things very well and do it for good. If you join us, you will have the opportunity to learn the craft of being a Wealthsmith™.
You will work alongside interesting people who are passionate about what they do and also have the chance to be a part of challenging projects in a multicultural, stimulating environment. Furthermore, you will be supported to hone your technical and professional skills and be exposed to great networking opportunities with professionals across the Group. There will also be opportunities to get involved in initiatives of the Sanlam Foundation, which are aimed at improving the communities we operate in.
We inspire our employees to go beyond the necessary and strive to provide challenging, stimulating work and development opportunities.
The core outcome of our graduate programme is to develop a pipeline of future leaders to strengthen our leadership bench across multiple disciplines. The programme provides structured development opportunities that will establish a clear leadership career path. Three leadership competencies form the base of the graduate development programme – Value our Values. Explore; Challenge and Innovate; Embrace the power of diversity.
in South Africa
annual leave days
Graduate starting salary:
Best Fit Personalities
Great interpersonal skills
Located in all nine provinces, with head offices in Cape Town and Sandton.
Study (financial) support
Flexible working hours
Gym or gym subsidy
Medical aid scheme
Areas of Study
Economics and management (marketing, sales)
Communications (journalism, PR, branding, advertising)
Finance (accounting, auditing, actuarial)
IT (programming and development)
Medicine & pharmacology
B.BusSci. Finance (with Accounting) and Pg.
Dip Acc (PGDA).
University of Cape Town
Sanlam Group Finance
(second year CA trainee)
“Sanlam supported me through the transition from university to the work environment. The Graduate Development Programme readied me for corporate culture; it taught me about topics such as leadership, communication and networking. Group coaching sessions, facilitated by accredited coaches definitely elevated the experience. Additionally, regular coffee catch-up with my managers and mentor made me feel embraced by the company.”