Sanlam is a diversified financial services group, headquartered in South Africa, operating across a number of selected global markets.
We have been creating value for stakeholders since 1918 – for more than 100 years. Sanlam is one of the biggest internationally active insurance groups globally, and is classified as a domestic systemically important financial institution in South Africa. We contribute to financial resilience and prosperity in all the markets where we are present.
We are Wealthsmiths™. For 100 years we have been in the business of planning futures – it is more than our job, it is our trade. Our attitude is one of proper dedication to doing what we do exceptionally well.
Part of our commitment to our trade is recognising that for one to be a master in their trade, support is a key ingredient. That is why we offer bursaries to scholars who have enrolled to study actuarial science.
Requirements and eligibility
Final 2019 Grade 11 results and Grade 12 mid-year 2020 results as well as NBT results
Certified copy of your identity document (ID)
Comprehensive CV focusing on Academics, Extra-mural activities and Leadership skills
Grade 12 results may be used as determining factor
An above 90% score in Mathematics and an overall A aggregate
A motivation to support your application that answers the following questions:
In your own words, can you describe what an actuary does?
Why do you want to study actuarial science?
Why do you believe you have what it takes to become an actuary?
Why should Sanlam choose you to be a bursary holder?
If you are not successful at becoming an actuary, what other career paths are you considering?
How to apply
All applications need to be completed online via the Sanlam Career Opportunities website. It is important that you submit the following documents with your application:
Comprehensive CV as indicated
A certified copy of your ID
Final Grade 11 results and Grade 12 mid-year results
A letter of motivation to support your application
We are committed to embracing and accelerating transformation. In accordance with Sanlam’s employment equity plan, preference will therefore be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups (Black South Africans i.e. African, Coloured and Indian scholars).
Please note that all applications need to be completed online.