Santam is the leading general insurer in South Africa with a market share of more than 22%. We provide a diverse range of general insurance products and services in southern Africa and internationally through a network of 2 700 intermediaries and direct channels. We serve more than 1 million policyholders who range from individuals to commercial and specialist business owners and institutions.
Santam, South Africa’s premier short-term insurance company, and 2019 top employer, celebrated its 100th birthday in 2018. To commemorate this milestone, Santam launched a Skills Development Academy and started a new bursary programme, administered by StudyTrust.
Beneficiaries of this prestigious full-cost bursary programme will, if selected, go on to participate in the Santam graduate programme after graduation.
The intention is that participants in the bursary and graduate programme will eventually qualify as relationship managers and underwriters in the short-term insurance industry. If they are selected they will be obliged to work for Santam for the number of years sponsored.
Santam and StudyTrust invite students who will be in their second, third or final year of undergraduate studies, or who will be doing an Honours degree next year in the study programmes listed below, to apply for this bursary - if a career in the short-term insurance industry appeals to them.
Postgraduate Diploma, Bachelor degree (final year next year) or Honours degree with any of the following specialisations:
• Insurance/Risk Management / Law
• Mathematics/ Statistics
• Finance / Accounting / Economics
• Chemical / Civil Engineering
• Computer Science / Information Technology
Requirements and eligibility
Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.
The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants are academic potential and motivation for a career with Santam.
Applicants must have achieved an average of 65% and above for their undergraduate degree and in the latest examinations (mid-year / June).
How to apply
Go to the application link where you will have to make an account online where you can apply directly from. You will need these supporting documents:
ID document (certified copy)
Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
Full tertiary academic record, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
Proof of provisional admission to a tertiary institution
Photo of you (head and shoulders only)
Testimonial from an Educational Official
Parents/ guardians/ household proof of income (salary or wage slips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ affidavit stating annual income if self-employed/ 3 months most recent bank statements or latest audited financial statement if they own a business/ SASSA letter stating grants received if applicable/ death certificate if deceased/ letter from the court stating child support amount if parents are divorced or affidavit from parent stating the child support amount received if parents are separated)