Actuarial Graduate 2025

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Date: 15 May 2024

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group


We are seeking Africa’s brightest minds who are eager to be involved in making a tangible difference in the global market. Apply for our Sanlam Actuarial Graduate programme to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth!


Who are we?


Sanlam was established in South Africa as a life insurance company but has since transformed into a diverse financial services group. Today, the Group is one of the largest internationally active insurance organisations in the world and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent. ​The Group's business clusters house the Group's business operations. The Group Office provides strategic direction and support to the clusters, assisting them in realising their strategies and meeting their business objectives. ​


Sanlam has been awarded the Top Employers Certification for the ninth consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute. ​


What will you do?


As an Actuarial Trainee Graduate, you will gain exposure to the inner workings of Sanlam and get to know its products and systems. We will assist in the development of your analytical abilities to further advance your actuarial skills. Your actuarial exam results, combined with your on-job performance, will determine how quickly you progress and are exposed to more advanced areas of Sanlam’s businesses.


Qualification and Experience


  • Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science
  • Must qualify for exemptions of at least (6) actuarial examinations by the time you graduate


Knowledge and Skills


  • Strong computer skills with above-average Microsoft Office skills


Personal Attributes


  • Self-development – contributes independently 
  • Decision quality – contributes independently
  • Financial acumen – contributes independently
  • Optimises work processes – contributes independently




  • Care – contributes independently 
  • Collaboration – contributes independently
  • Innovation – contributes independently
  • Integrity – contributes independently


Our commitment to transformation


The Sanlam Group is committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace. Our Employment Equity plan and targets will therefore be considered as part of the recruitment process. With employment equity as a key goal, Sanlam aims to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as giving opportunity to people living with a disability.


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 and want to achieve greatness in your career and personal development. We pride ourselves on helping our employees to realise their worth. Throughout our business clusters (Sanlam Retail Affluent and Retail Mass, Sanlam Corporate, Sanlam Allianz, Sanlam Investments, Santam, Sanlam Fintech) Sanlam provides many opportunities for growth and development.


Turnaround times


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. Applications close 31 May 2024.  

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