Sanlam Careers


Sanlam is based on a fundamental belief in honest, hard work to make the most of every rand we’re entrusted with. We respect how hard people work for their money and we strive to make it work as hard for them as they did to earn it.

In pursuit of this brand philosophy, you will work alongside interesting, passionate people and have the chance to be a part of challenging projects in a multicultural, stimulating environment. Over and above your skill set, there will be many opportunities for you to further Sanlam’s Wealthsmith™ ethos, not only in the office but also in the greater community and environment in which we operate.

Sanlam Graduate Programmes

Become a Wealthsmiths™ Apprentice

Once you graduate, getting an opportunity to work at Sanlam – one of the largest financial services groups in South Africa – can make all the difference. We offer a wide range of opportunities for graduates across multiple disciplines which include finance, investment, accounting, actuarial, underwriting, IT, marketing, and more.

CA Training Programme

The focus of the CA Training Programme is to develop a pipeline of young qualified CA’s with leadership skills. We are accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). More

Actuarial Training Programme

The Sanlam Actuarial Training Programme focuses on supporting actuarial graduates to become qualified Actuaries with actuarial, business and risk management skills.More

Data and Digital Academy (Graduate Programme)

The Data and Digital Academy (Graduate Programme) focuses on developing and growing data analysis and engineering competencies for the Sanlam Group and is open to graduates that are curious about Data Science. More

Become a Financial Adviser

Join Sanlam Financial Advisers (SFA) and become part of our professional adviser network. As Wealthsmiths™ Sanlam is dedicated to making the most of every rand given to us and if you’re a highly motivated individual with a healthy mix of independence, passion and drive you may have all the characteristics required to represent Sanlam.

This is an opportunity to further your career within one of the largest, most dynamic financial services companies in South Africa.


Personal Skills And Attributes Required:What you need to apply:
Entrepreneurial spiritMatric certificate*
Self-disciplineResults-driven approachCopy of ID* (Must be a South African citizen)
Great business acumenCertificate of business-related degree*
Excellent communication skillsComputer Literacy
Exceptional relationship-building skills*Must be certified copies

Employment Benefits

As Wealthsmiths™ we believe in creating and cultivating a positive, energised working environment that gives you every opportunity to achieve success.

A few more compelling reasons for joining Sanlam.

Employee benefits go far beyond financial reward to include comprehensive employee benefits packages and other employment incentives.

  • World class retirement fund with a myriad of additional benefits.
  • Draft your will for free through Sanlam Trust.
  • Free financial advice and education from accredited Sanlam financial advisers.
  • Staff discounts on unit trusts when you invest from as little as R200 per month.
  • Comprehensive leave benefits.