Risk and Compliance Graduate 2025

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Date: 16 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 now to join the Sanlam Group Risk and Compliance Graduate database.


Who are we?


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?


With the appropriate supervision, as a Risk and Compliance Graduate you will provide support to a department, or group of professionals, within Sanlam. Part of the job function will call on your understanding of the impact of statutory/legal obligations and government legal requirements – so will collecting, compiling and analysing complex data and information. When performing administrative tasks, you will need to show consideration for the implications of decisions and the consequences thereafter.



What will make you successful in this role?


  • Drafting of facility terms sheets
  • Documentary and facility compliance
  • Assisting, where necessary, in commercial progress payments and/or development loan recons
  • Following up with external clients for outstanding information, and, where necessary, obtaining this information
  • Requesting valuations


Qualification and Experience


  • Relevant legal/risk/compliance qualification


Knowledge and Skills


  • Handle and resolve ad-hoc complaints, inquiries, and investigations
  • Compliance and Risk Management monitoring
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and statutory environment
  • Financial plans and risk management plans


Personal Attributes


  • Balances stakeholders – contributes independently 
  • Decision quality – contributes independently
  • Business insight – contributes independently
  • Plans and aligns – 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. Applications close 31 May 2024.  


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