Santam Graduate Programme

Programme Information

The Santam Graduate Programme is designed to contribute to your development primarily as follows:

  • Through our customised onboarding programme,we will settle you into Santam within the first 100 days and set you up for success. You will be immersed in a series of accredited learning assets covering areas meant to anchor you in your journey of 24 months, while we expose you to the latest curated online content addressing our DNA embedded in five Santam core competencies.

Santam core competencies:

  • Collaborate
  • Cultivate innovation
  • Client focus
  • Drive results
  • Flexible and adaptable

If we are to be found ready for future challenges, we want to focus and be deliberate about building these competencies in our people and coupled with that is to prioritise development in leadership capabilities as well.

FutureFit competencies:

  • Creativity and problem-solving
  • Analytical thinking
  • Resilience
  • Dealing with ambiguity and complexity
  • Digitally savvy

You will be given access to areas of specialisation, as we continue to build your leadership attributes that we want to see in the future.


Electives – Exposure to technical areas of specialisation in short-term insurance as required by your future role.
All along being supported through subject matter experts and one-onone coaching as you endeavour to cement your development through business informed learning projects.


Duration: 24 months (2 years)
Start date: 1 March 2023

What criteria makes you eligible to apply

We are looking for exceptional young talent (between the ages of 22 – 30) who want to make a difference.


Applicants must be in possession of a degree in the following fields:

  1. Insurance/Risk Management/Law
  2. Actuarial Science/Tax/Marketing
  3. Mathematics/Statistics/Data Science
  4. Finance/Accounting/Economics
  5. Chemical / Civil Engineering
  6. Computer Science/Information Technology/
  7. Human Resources
  8. Agriculture/Hydrology/Geomatic

Applicants with post-graduate qualifications (Honours/Masters) are welcome to apply.

Personal Attributes

Plans and aligns – Contributing dependently

Communicates effectively – Contributing dependently

Action orientated – Contributing dependently

Optimises work processes – Contributing dependently

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Being resilient – Contributing dependently

Customer focus – Contributing dependently

Collaborates – Contributing dependently

Cultivates innovation – Contributing dependently

Drives results – Contributing dependently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group’s Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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