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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Junior Business Analyst: Graduate Role

    What will you do?

    We are offering an opportunity to graduates who are looking to start their career as a Business Analyst.  It will be a 12 month contract position allowing the incumbent to gain relevant work experience in the financial services industry. The individual will be exposed to training and gain experience within the Change Portfolio Team of Sanlam Individual Life.

    Output/Core Tasks:

    Identify, analyse and define business requirements for long term insurance quotations and New Business; Write the Business Requirements Specification (BRS);  Prepare and use case specifications supported by appropriate diagrams with the identifications of test conditions and ensure integration of changes into process environment. 

    • Conduct post implementation reviews to ensure that processes have been successfully implemented, are being adhered to and identify any refinements required.

    • Understand the interrelation of processes between different areas of the company and formulate recommendations, where appropriate, for reform and improvement of these process flows.

    • Make recommendations for the enhancement or replacement of existing software and/or home-grown solutions / applications used within SIL with modern, practical, cost-effective solutions in order to give SIL a competitive edge.

    • Identify opportunities where new technology;  digital developments and/or automation can be value adding in SIL.

    • Develop and maintain work management and resource planning statistics for departments and seek to continually improve and monitor the integrity of the underlying data.

    • User testing.


    • South African citizenship

    • Newly graduated, (graduating end 2021)


    • Completing studies (Final year) towards BSc./B Comm. in Informatics or Information Technology or Software Engineering, IT, Maths/Stats qualifications.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Practical experience of implementing new technology; digitisation; automation; etc.

    • Application of project management principles

    • Excellent MS Excel skills.

    Key competencies for success:

    • Analytical, Conceptual and Innovative thinking

    • Ability to articulate complex or technical concepts and issues.

    • Planning and organising

    • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

    • Influencing, directing and gaining commitment

    • Relationship building

    • Results driven

    • Teamwork

    • Adaptability

    • Client Centricity

    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 four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    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: 15 November 2021 

    Our commitment to transformation

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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