Sanlam was established as a life insurance company in South Africa but has since transformed into a diversified financial services group that operates across the African continent, India, Malaysia and selected developed markets, with listings on the Johannesburg, A2X and Namibian stock exchanges. In 2018 the Group celebrated its centenary as well as 20 years since demutualisation and listing in South Africa and Namibia. Sanlam is one of the 50 largest internationally active insurance groups in the world with a presence in 43 countries and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent.
The Group's four business clusters (Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets and Santam) house the Group's business operations. The Group provides strategic direction and support to the four clusters, assisting them in realising their strategies and meeting their business objectives. The Group Office is responsible for governance and for the Group's centralised functions, which include: Finance, Actuarial and Risk Management, Strategy, Human Resources, Market Development and Brand Services.
What will you do?
This internship resides in the Group Office and is a 12 month internship which offers the opportunity to apply your graduate studies in a practical environment and to further your professional development. Most tasks and responsibilities will require a dedicated contribution as part of a team, but individual initiative will be encouraged. The longer-term view would lead to either specialising in a specific work discipline, or following a management career path. Duties may typically include project work through research and analysis, supporting improvement initiatives, liaison and negotiation with internal and external stakeholders and arranging meetings and briefings.
What will make you successful in this role?
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