Santam Learnership Programme

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we

Santam is the market leader in the general insurance industry in Southern Africa. We are a large, diversified, expanding and transforming company and whilst based in South Africa, we are rapidly moving into a number of emerging markets, both in Africa and Asia.


Our success is rooted in our passion for our clients and everything we do is centered on our delivery of Insurance Good and Proper. We’re about people. People drive our business so it follows that we want to recruit the best people possible whether they work for us permanently or for a short time as temporary employees.

At Santam we are committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society. In achieving our employment equity goals we give preference to applicants from the designated groups in alignment with the Divisions Employment Equity targets.

Programme Information

The Santam Learnership Programme is an entry-level transformation initiative aimed at building a sustainable pipeline of talented people who will support business in meeting its objectives by addressing the present lack of skills within the financial services sector. A qualification, coupled with the FSCA regulatory exams RE5, will allow learners to apply for professional membership of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) in the designation category of IISA Member (MIISA).

LOCATION: Nationwide
DURATION: 12 months (1 year)
START DATE: 1 March 2023

At Santam it is our desire to have as many young unemployed individuals as possible take up this opportunity. This will present us with a valuable challenge of contributing to investing in our youth as the future of our economy and the country, in the best way we know how – Insurance Good and Proper. So please, spread the word, take up on this development opportunity and put Santam to the test!

Who cannot apply

People in possession of a post-matric qualification (e.g. Higher certificate, National Diploma, Degree, Honours etc.)
People studying towards any post-matric qualification

Who can apply

  • ONLY applicants in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate with:
  • Minimum pass mark of 50% for English and a Second Language
  • Minimum pass mark of 40% for Mathematics or minimum pass mark of 60% for Mathematics Literacy
  • South African citizen
  • Unemployed
  • Between the ages of 18 – 28
  • Applicants must not be studying with any other institutions while on the Learnership
  • Applicants must not have been on a Short -Term Insurance Learnership through INSETA
  • Persons with a disability must produce a medical note confirming the nature of the disability
  • Applicants must not have more than 1 year work experience

Personal Attributes

Communicates effectively – Contributing dependently

Demonstrates self-awareness – Contributing dependently

Plans and aligns – 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

Collaborates – Contributing dependently

Cultivates innovation – Contributing dependently

Customer focus – 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.

How to apply : https://careers.sanlamcloud.co.za/Santam/job/Bellville-Santam-Learnership-Programme-West/813552801/

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