Sanlam Learnership by Santam in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria

Santam offers an exciting opportunity especially for you who are interested to start your professional career in the general insurance industry in South Africa. The Sanlam Learnership Programme is open for an application today, and it is one of the greatest chances you could ever have to elevate your knowledge and practical skills in the respective field.

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Santam is a South African financial services group headquartered in Bellville in the Western Cape. The company was established on March 28th more than a hundred years ago. It is claimed to be South Africa’s largest short-term insurer today. Santam has always been a leader in the insurance industry. It develops new product types and finds innovative ways to access new markets. From property cover for mines, large infrastructure development, marine and aviation cover, to insuring small businesses with very specific needs, Santam is always on the cutting edge of what insurance and reinsurance have to offer.

As an employer that values the employees’ prosperity and development, Santam is just as seriously as they take providing insurance to their clients. Santam staff are reported to be in a good company. It is proven by the company’s good value and commitment to maintaining a strong culture of ethics within the business. Santam has invested nearly R5 billion in the last 5 years in technology and process innovations that will ensure that it has a competitive edge and that its people are enabled to work smart. Furthermore, there are several recognition programmes across the company which incentivises its staff to innovate and drive change.

When you work for Santam, you work for a company where substance, quality, and value matter.

If this kind of thriving working culture is what you are looking for from your future career, you should consider applying for the learnership offered by Santam. Today we have compiled detailed information regarding what the learnership is, what you will precisely gain from it, what the requirements are, and how to seamlessly apply for it.

Sanlam Learnership Programme Overview

Sanlam Learnership is a learnership programme that educates South African youths about the general insurance industry and how it works. It was designed with a hope that it can empower as many young unemployed individuals as possible to take upon the great opportunity. It will present as valuable support of contributing to investing in the youth as the future of the nation’s economic success.

During the learnership, candidates will be taught how to develop themselves to be the best fit for the industry. Also, they will gain numerous valuable knowledge and skills in the following subjects:

  • Business process
  • Data collection and processing of transactions
  • Quality; compliance and accreditation
  • Record keeping; filing and maintenance of databases
  • Reporting and administration
  • Services knowledge

Upon completing the learnership, all successful candidates are expected to embody these qualities of an excellent individual:

  • Being resilient
  • Collaborates
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Customer focus
  • Drives results

If these competencies are what you have been looking for, we highly recommend you apply for the learnership now. Yet, make sure you have carefully read the eligibility requirements established by the host company to assess whether you have what it got to be the chosen candidate.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for the learnership, you have to fulfill the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen with a legal ID number.
  • You must be currently unemployed or not studying full time by the time of application.
  • You are between the ages of 18 – 28.
  • You must have completed Grade 12 and earned a Matric certificate with a minimum pass mark of 40% for English and a Second Language, and a minimum pass mark of 40% for Mathematics or 60% for Mathematics Literacy.
  • You must not have participated in any short term insurance learnership provided by INSETA previously.
  • Sanlam Learnership also welcomes people with disabilities. Please provide a medical note confirming the nature of your disability if you are categorised into this condition.
  • You must not have more than 1 year of working experience before.

Aside from meeting the basic requirements, those who can demonstrate these personal attributes will also be highly desirable for the learnership:

  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate self-awareness
  • Plan and align accordingly
  • Show optimises work processes

As the Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity, it considers the group’s Employment Equity plan and targets as part of the selection process, too.

How to Apply

The application can be done online. Click this link to open the learnership’s official recruitment page. Scroll through the end of the page and click on the “Apply now” button. There are two available options to choose: you can either apply with your LinkedIn account or with your Sanlam Group recruitment account. Choose whichever that applies to your preference.

You will be navigated to a new page where you will be asked to fill several personal information afterwards. In this section, you can set up your profile. The information you provide here will be available to the recruiters across the Sanlam Group. Your profile will also allow recruiters to contact you if a vacancy with a match becomes available. It is therefore important that you take the time to complete your profile with as much detail as possible. You will only have to do this once, but you will be able to edit your profile in the future.

It is also stated that an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) will also greatly assist with the selection process. Therefore, do not miss out to provide it. Other relevant documents that you can prepare in advance including:

  • A cover letter
  • A Matric certificate
  • A medical note (if applicable)
  • Some qualifications

Save your completed profile. Then, click apply to finalise the step.

Sanlam Learnership Closing Dates

The deadline for applying to the Learnership is September 28th, 2020. The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

Contact Details

Should you have questions regarding the Sanlam Learnership Programme, please submit your inquiries via the email address below, or mail them to the listed address.

Santam South Africa Head Office

1 Sportica Crescent
Tyger Valley
Bellville, 7530
South Africa


Official Website

You can access more information about the Sanlam Learnership Programme through Santam’s official website at

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