19 May 2020

Sanlam Data & Digital Academy Graduate Programme 2020

Sanlam Data & Digital Academy Graduate Programme 2020 is looking for independent and self-motivated individuals with strong analytical skills to join our 24-month graduate programme. You must have the ability to present yourself competently and professionally, work efficiently, meet deadlines, and prioritise competing responsibilities.

During your time on the programme, you will receive ongoing technical and soft skills training in a professional environment. You will also receive guidance through peer coaching and mentorship from subject matter experts in the Sanlam IT & Business Intelligence teams, this is to ensure that you are well equipped to become successful and grow in your chosen career. 

The programme will allow you to work cross-functionally which will provide you with the opportunity to learn from Sanlam Wealthsmiths™ across various disciplines, equipping you with a diverse skillset. Through the functional training and hands-on experience with the leading IT& BI tools and technology, you will play a key role in Sanlam’s strategy to modernise the IT agenda. Along with a permanent role, you will receive a market-related salary and significant additional benefits.

Knowledge in one or more of the following aspects:
  • Data visualization experience
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Design Thinking
Final year students or recent graduates in the following degree disciplines will be considered:

NB! You are required to upload your latest academic transcript/ results statement detailing all your results to date, we will not be able to process your application if this has not been uploaded. Please ensure and check that your academic transcript/ results statement has been uploaded. 
  • BCom or BSc Information Technology / Information Systems / Computer Science
  • BTech Information Technology or any higher qualification
  • PGDip. or Bachelors degree in Data Science/ Data Analytics/ Business Intelligence 
  • BEng or BSc and alike in Industrial/ Electrical/ Chemical/ Mechanical Engineering
  • BCom Statistics/ Mathematics / Finance / Actuarial Science
Postgraduate qualifications in the above and any related disciplines will also be considered.  

  • 2020 graduates with no professional working experience. (Final year students only)
  • Graduates that have already graduated with less than 12 months of post-university professional working experience.
  • Working as part of a work-integrated learning programme will not be considered as professional working experience.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Database Knowledge
  • IT Data Analysis
  • Data Security
  • Risk Management
  • Reporting and Administration
  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
Personal Attributes
  • Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently
  • Decision quality - Contributing independently
  • Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
  • Optimises work processes - Contributing independently
  • Tech savvy - Contributing independently
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 – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies
  • Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
  • Customer focus - Contributing independently
  • Drives results - Contributing independently
  • Collaborates - Contributing independently
  • Being resilient - Contributing independently
Turnaround time
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. 

CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2020

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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