Marketing 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, with confidence and collaboration. Apply not to join our Sanlam Group Marketing Graduate programme.


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?


This position would be a traditional marketing role in support of a small internal marketing team. Your comprehensive range of marketing functions would include corporate communications, events coordination, logistics facilitation, client interaction, media orientation, brand management, and general assistance on deliverables.


What will make you successful in this role?


  • Supporting the marketing team with general marketing activities
  • Assisting with the production of marketing materials and literature
  • Coordinating the production of a variety of marketing communications
  • Providing support for marketing events and exhibitions, as required
  • Assisting with the collation of information for promotional literature
  • Updating and maintaining the marketing department’s documentation and databases
  • Managing events, booking venues, and ordering marketing materials


Qualification and Experience


  • B. Com Marketing or other equivalent degrees with Communications, Marketing, or related major subjects


Knowledge and Skills


Sound, level knowledge in the following core areas:

  • Effective project management skills
  • Marketing principles
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills

Personal Attributes


  • Plans and aligns – contributes independently 
  • Communicates effectively – contributes independently
  • Action orientated – contributes independently
  • Optimises work processes – contributes independently
  • Resilience  – contributes independently
  • Customer focus – 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 and 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.  Applications close 31 May 2024.  

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