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Most large companies employing graduates have graduate training programmes in place. These serve as a valuable bridge between university and working life. Companies tend to invest thousands in recruiting graduates who have demonstrated impressive academic ability but who have little or no experience in the world of work. 

Graduate training programmes ease candidates into the world of work and give them the skills necessary to become part of the larger team. They tend to last either one or two years. Some will offer students the opportunity to experience several different areas of business before choosing a final career path within the company. Employers’ websites and/or recruitment brochures give details of these.

Graduate training programmes have long been popular with banks, insurance companies and financial institutions but they have become increasingly more common with employers across all sectors, particularly the IT and technical spheres. 

Advantages include:

A good level of support when starting your career

Training and development opportunities

A mentor to talk through any problems

The opportunity to study for a professional qualification (normally funded by your employer)

The chance to rotate through different departments and gain experience of different functions.

BELOW IS A LIST OF AVAILABLE graduate training OPPORTUNITIES  

2021 Humanities Graduate Apprentice Teacher Opportunity at Nova Pioneer


Nova Pioneer is looking for superstar Humanities Apprentice Teachers or Graduate Apprentice to teach at our secondary school in 2021. This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring teacher who is currently in their 3rd or 4th year of their BEd qualification or completing their PGCE in Geography and History in 2021; or about to embark on their first year of teaching as a qualified teacher. You will join a team deeply committed to the development of our people and our children. You will partner with your Resident Teacher to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century. Apprentice / Graduate Apprentice teachers support instruction and classroom management and are responsible for helping to drive a rigorous, enquiry-based learning environment the Nova Pioneer way. Apprentice teachers are supported by Resident teachers who partner with them in their growth journey - observing lessons, providing feedback and coaching.


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DSTV Media Sales Technical Graduation Programme


Closing Date 02 December 2020


Kick-Start your Career at MultiChoice with DStv Media Sales Graduate Programme. Are you looking to work for a company as unique as you are? Are you creative, hungry to grow, and comfortable with an incredibly competitive environment, then look no further. The MultiChoice DStv Media Sales (DMS) business is looking for dynamic young people to be part of the driving force behind our commercial sales – this includes marketing, sponsorships and partnerships with some of the biggest names in multiple industries. Our DMS Graduate Programme will offer young talent an immersive experience, with rotations throughout our business - a journey designed to arm you with all the skills a successful professional needs to achieve greatness. 


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SAP RPA Graduate Opportunity at Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited


Closing Date 15 December 2020


Dis-Chem Pharmacies’ Head Office in Midrand has an exciting 12 months Internship opportunity available for a graduate passionate about IT/SAP.  The graduate will be required to assist in designing, managing workflow automation projects and the testing and quality control of the Robotic Process Automation.


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Graduates Trainee Opportunity at Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa


Closing Date 29 November 2020


Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has exciting opportunities for suitably qualified candidates in the Marketing and Sales Department. The successful candidates will be appointed in the position of Graduate Trainee: Coffee. The purpose of the role is to successfully launch unique Coffee brand categories into the South African Soft Drink market. The role must deliver profitable volume and category growth by specified premium geographical areas while being 100% true to the unique brand way of working as well as complying with CCBSA governance.


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Data Science Graduate Development Programme Opportunity at SARB Academy - Operations and Technology


Closing Date 25 November 2020


The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invites innovative and talented applicants to apply for its Data Science Graduate Development Programme for 2021.


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Graduate Internship Program at Masthead (Pty) Ltd


Closing Date 07 December 2020


Masthead (Pty) Ltd has a 1-year contract available for a graduate to be trained as an Administrator at their regional office in Woodmead, Johannesburg. This role will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Compliance function, which includes assistance with functions such as recordkeeping, filing, data capturing and report generation. This role will suit a candidate with a degree who is looking to study further.


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Unemployed Graduate Program: Telemarketer (Soweto)


Closing Date 26 November 2020


AVBOB, in partnership with YES initiative, is hosting a YES Graduate Programme for youth that has achieved excellent results. If you understand Sales process and dynamics, and have interest for financial intermediary practice, you are encouraged to take up this opportunity.


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Commercial Administrator Graduate Opportunity at Smith and Nephew


Smith & Nephew is a global medical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. We are an international producer of Advanced Wound Management products, Arthroscopy products, Clinical Therapy Products, and Orthopaedic Reconstruction products. Our products are sold in over 120 countries and we are listed on the London Stock Exchange. The successful incumbent will be responsible to assist the Commercial Excellence Department


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TFG Graduate Programme TRAINEE BUYER


The TFG Graduate Programme is designed to help you make a smooth transition into the world of work. You will engage with various individuals and teams in the business who will share their experience, knowledge, passion, and purpose, to help you successfully complete the structured training programme. TFG is looking for dynamic individuals to join our teams, we have various Trainee Buyer opportunities across our brands. As the Trainee BUYER, your key responsibilities will be to successfully source and procure a balanced range of merchandise in line with company strategy as well as build and maintain good relationships with suppliers and key functions in the business. The Buyers tell us when and what we should buy, where we should buy it and why. They're very energetic and passionate and set the trends.


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TFG Graduate Programme TRAINEE E-COMMERCE

The TFG Graduate Programme is designed to help you make a smooth transition into the world of work. You will engage with various individuals and teams in the business who will share their experience, knowledge, passion, and purpose, to help you successfully complete the structured training programme. TFG is looking for a dynamic individual to join our teams. We have various roles available

-       TRAINEE E-COMMERCE ASSISTANT

  •       TRAINEE E-COMMERCE COORDINATOR

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TFG Graduate Programme TRAINEE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


The TFG Graduate Programme is designed to help you make a smooth transition into the world of work. You will engage with various individuals and teams in the business who will share their experience, knowledge, passion and purpose, to help you successfully complete the structured training programme.

TFG is looking for dynamic individual to join the Infotec division. We have various trainee roles available: As the Trainee BI Developer, your key responsibilities will be to transform data into actionable insights and development in the front-end development tool.


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TFG Graduate Programme TRAINEE OMNI MERCHANT


The TFG Graduate Programme is designed to help you make a smooth transition into the world of work. You will engage with various individuals and teams in the business who will share their experience, knowledge, passion and purpose, to help you successfully complete the structured training programme. TFG is looking for dynamic individual to join the Group marketing and ECommerce teams. As the Trainee Omni Merchant, your key responsibilities will be managed products and content on to ecommerce websites; analysis of consumer behaviour; research and project work.


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TFG Graduate Programme TRAINEE WFM Analyst


The TFG Graduate Programme is designed to help you make a smooth transition into the world of work. You will engage with various individuals and teams in the business who will share their experience, knowledge, passion and purpose, to help you successfully complete the structured training programme. TFG is looking for dynamic individual to join the HR WFM team. As the Trainee WFM Analyst, your key responsibilities will be accountable to interpret, analyse and assess the workforce processes and metrics.


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Software Engineer Graduate Progamme Opportunity at 24.Com (Media24)


Closing Date 30 November 2020


Ever wanted to work on a rapidly scaling digital brand like News24? Or any of Media24’s many popular brands and services? We have a few internship positions in our Cape Town offices for graduating students eager to join our award-winning Graduate Programme in February 2021. You will be working in an agile environment alongside a young, dynamic, and multi-skilled team of developers and designers. You will work closely with product owners to deliver sound, technical solutions based on the needs of the business and users, across the web and mobile space. You will be exposed to teams working across a tech stack that includes Android, iOS, and React native and goes all the way to .NET Core, Redis, ElasticSearch, SQL Server, Azure, and Google Cloud Providers.


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Mechanical Graduate / Junior Engineer Opportunity at GIBB Engineering & Architecture


Closing Date 18 December 2020


GIBB Mining, as subsidiary of GIBB is a multi-disciplinary engineering design and project management enterprise, specialising in innovative and sustainable techno-economic holistic solutions for mining projects, from concept stage to commissioning and handover. Here you will find an environment conducive to helping you make the most of your abilities and skills.
This Subsidiary is looking for another talented professional to complement their team, in the form of a Graduate/Junior Engineer - Mechanical . We welcome your application if you believe you meet the requirements for this position.


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Pharma Dynamics 2021 Graduate Programme


Closing Date 26 November 2020


Pharma Dynamics is embarking on a Graduate / Internship programme that will give opportunities to suitably qualified Graduates. This one-year program aims to bring out the best in talented individuals and sets the foundation for the development of critical skills. Seven recently qualified/unemployed graduates will be selected to undergo an initial 2-month orientation and may thereafter be invited to undergo a 10-month structured training & development program.


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Cipla SA Graduate Opportunity


Provide hand-picked, talented graduates real-work experience to explore and expand their raw talent within key business units. Develop your technical, commercial and leadership skills and maximise your development to set you on the path to your long-term career. Offer graduates a unique insight to a variety of career paths such as Human Resources; Finance and Administration; Marketing and Medical Marketing & Sales; Corporate Communications; Business Development and Improvement; Health Economics; Regulatory Affairs; Medical Services; legal and business analytics. Designed to source and develop young talent for the future of CIPLA.


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Customer Service Graduate Opportunity at Smith & Nephew


Smith & Nephew is a global medical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. A job opportunity exists for the right candidate in ZAF - Johannesburg. Preference will be given to candidates in terms of the Smith & Nephew Employment Equity Plan. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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Graduate In Training Opportunity at City Power Johannesburg (SOC) Limited


Closing Date 17 November 2020 


City Power Johannesburg (SOC) Limited as a progressive company committed to the skills and development initiatives of the country and striving for the social and economic development of the region, invites graduates who have completed their studies who are interested in joining the Electricity Distribution Company to apply for our Graduate-In Training opportunities. 


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Schneider Electric Graduate Trainee Program


Closing Date 30 November


Schneider Electric South Africa is looking for passionate undergraduates who wish to join the company’s graduate trainee program. If you are eager to learn about our field, gain insights into the world of big corporates, and contribute value to our business; we encourage you to apply& get to learn about the world of sustainable energy and the technology of energy management and automation.


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CBU Trainee Graduate Programme at Faurecia


An excting opportunity exists at Faurecia for suitably qualified candidate. Your main missions will be to Support the Program Management team. Only South African citizens are eligible for the Faurecia South Africa Graduate Programme


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Gert Sibande Infrastructure Skills Development Grant (ISDG) Graduates Programme 2020


Closing Date 30 October 2020


The Gert Sibande District Municipality, jointly with National Treasury, hereby invites applications from suitably qualified unemployed graduates to participate in a 3 year fixed term contract programme in various disciplines


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Engineering Graduate Opportunity at Bosch Projects 


Closing Date 22 October 2020

Bosch Projects (Pty) Ltd, a member of the multi-disciplinary Bosch Holdings group of companies, founded in 1961 is offering numerous Engineer in Training (EIT) opportunities for recent driven, confident and vibrant BSc / BEng Graduates in the Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering disciplines to gain some invaluable experience via a three year Engineer in Training (EIT) programme. 


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Graduate Trainee Programme 2021 Opportunity at HyperionDev


Closing Date 05 November 2020


HyperionDev is the largest provider of software development education in Southern Africa, and one of the largest globally. Counted among the top education technology startups in EMEA with headquarters in Cape Town and London, we support learners from over 40 countries in changing into fulfilling tech careers. We are dedicated to closing the global tech skills gap and we achieve this by integrating tech education with human mentorship and expert code review, lowering the cost of accessing tech careers. HyperionDev’s 12-month Graduate Trainee Programme is the perfect opportunity for ambitious and proactive graduates to fast-track their career by joining an edtech company scaling rapidly across the UK, Europe and Africa.


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Toyota Graduate Opportunities (Various Disciplines)


Closing Date 31 October 2020


Toyota invites graduates to share in a journey aimed at producing future leaders through its exciting Graduate Programme.


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Finance Graduate Opportunity at Faurecia


The Plant controlling graduate is responsible for assisting in the controlling of a plant in order to guarantee and optimize the plant's financial performance and competitiveness. 


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Finance Trainee Opportunity at Philips


We have been successfully running the traineeship program in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! In this role, you will have the opportunity to support the Financial Controller-Health Systems (HS) South Africa in the financial management of the HS South Africa business focusing on reporting, financial analysis activities.


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Commercial Supply Chain Trainee – Quotes & Tenders Opportunity at Philips


We have been successfully running the traineeship program in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! Therefore, please apply now if you meet the below requirements


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Field Service Engineer Trainee Opportunity at Philips


We have been successfully running the traineeship program in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! In this role you will have the opportunity to provide technical support to customers on operational or maintenance aspects of a variety of system equipment.


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Procurement Trainee Opportunity at Philips


We have been successfully running the traineeship program in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! Health System (HS) South Africa organization and will be based in our office in Johannesburg. You will report to the Customer Service Manager and you will closely collaborate with colleagues with multidisciplinary roles. Your assignments may require travelling in your dedicated geographical area.


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Supply Chain Trainee Opportunity at Philips


We have been successfully running the traineeship program in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! Therefore, please apply now if you meet the below requirements


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Credit & Collections Trainee Opportunity at Philips


We have been successfully running the traineeship program in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! Therefore, please apply now if you meet the below requirements. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support the Credit and Collections Manager (HS) South Africa in the financial management of the HS South Africa business focusing on reporting, financial analysis activities.


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IT Trainee Opportunity at Philips


We have been successfully running the traineeship program in South Africa for the last past five years and this year again we are expecting to bring onboard talented fresh graduates who will during the 12 months of traineeship not just learn to work but work to learn! Therefore, please apply now if you meet the below requirements


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Quality Assurance Graduate Opportunity at AVI Limited


Closing Date 23 October 2020


AVI Limited is known for its leading household brands across many categories including: hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.


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Electronic Engineering (Instrumentation) Graduate Opportunity at AVI Limited


Closing Date 31 October 2020


AVI Limited is known for its leading household brands across many categories including: hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.


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Electronic Engineering (Instrumentation) Graduate (KZN) Opportunity at AVI Limited


Closing Date 31 October 2020


AVI Limited is known for its leading household brands across many categories including: hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories, and fashion apparel.


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Sales and Marketing Graduate Opportunity at RB


We are looking for strong and dynamic graduates who will drive for delivering business results from day one. You will have maximum exposure to the business and deal with new and unfamiliar situations. Work alongside some of our most successful teams and people to gain new skills and get their support Take charge of your career and ensure it develops the way you want it to. Fast development, international career opportunities and the possibility to learn something new every day. Throughout the graduate program you will learn about various elements of our business and get exposure to different functions. A fantastic opportunity is available for Sales & Marketing Graduates to join RB in 2021.


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Human Resource Graduate Opportunity at RB


We are looking for strong and dynamic graduates who will drive for delivering business results from day one. You will have maximum exposure to the business and deal with new and unfamiliar situations. Work alongside some of our most successful teams and people to gain new skills and get their support. Take charge of your career and ensure it develops the way you want it to. Fast development, international career opportunities and the possibility to learn something new every day. Throughout the graduate program you will learn about various elements of our business and get exposure to different functions. A fantastic opportunity is available for Human Resources Graduate to join RB ‘s Human Resources Team in 2021.


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Finance Graduate Opportunity at RB


We are looking for strong and dynamic graduates who will drive for delivering business results from day one. You will have maximum exposure to the business and deal with new and unfamiliar situations. Work alongside some of our most successful teams and people to gain new skills and get their support Take charge of your career and ensure it develops the way you want it to. Fast development, international career opportunities and the possibility to learn something new every day. Throughout the graduate program you will learn about various elements of our business and get exposure to different functions. A fantastic opportunity is available for Finance Graduates to join RB in 2021.


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2021 Graduate Talent Program Opportunity at UBS


Closing Date 30 November 2020


UBS offers suitably qualified Graduates the opportunity to join their organisation. You’ll be working in our Investment Bank’s Global Banking (GB) business. You’ll work closely with the GB country and sector coverage teams, as well as the other product teams, providing coverage, advisory, capital markets and financing solutions for corporate, financial institutions and sponsor clients.


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British American Tobacco Graduate Opportunity


British American Tobacco has an exciting opportunity for a Global Graduate to join our Legal & External Affairs (LEX) team in Pretoria, South Africa. If you are a graduate with ambition and have the ability to go far and succeed, then the Global Graduate Programme in BAT is for you!!


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Pepkor Corporate Centre Graduate Opportunity


Pepkor is providing a 12 month work experience opportunity to graduates in their relevant field of study.


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Informatics Graduate Trainee Opportunity at Abbott Laboratories South Africa


Abbott Laboratories South Africa is seeking a graduate who is passionate about changing the way the world sees healthcare to join our team for a 12 month graduate programme.

We have an amazing opportunity for a graduate who has RECENTLY COMPLETED their studies in ONE of the following fields and must be currently unemployed.


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Candidate Attorney 2022 (Cape Town Branch) at MacRobert Attorneys


Closing Date 01 December 2020


Applications for articles starting in 2022 are open! Our aim is to recruit well rounded high calibre candidate attorneys, who are committed and suited to the practice of law within the diverse and multi-cultural environment at MacRobert.


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Candidate Attorney 2022 (Pretoria Branch) at MacRobert Attorneys


Closing Date 01 December 2020


Applications for articles starting in 2022 are open! Our aim is to recruit well rounded high calibre candidate attorneys, who are committed and suited to the practice of law within the diverse and multi-cultural environment at MacRobert.


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Candidate Attorney 2022 (Durban Branch) at MacRobert Attorneys


Closing Date 01 December 2020


Applications for articles starting in 2022 are open! Our aim is to recruit well rounded high calibre candidate attorneys, who are committed and suited to the practice of law within the diverse and multi-cultural environment at MacRobert.


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2021 Financial Planner Trainee - Wealth, Opportunity at BDO South Africa (Johannesburg)


Closing Date 31 October 2020


The Wealth Advisors Trainee Programme is a two-year contract at BDO Johannesburg, successful candidates will be mentored by a qualified CFP® professional under the BDO mentorship programme. So, you are considering joining BDO in South Africa for a traineeship position. As the South African member firm of the global BDO organisation, one of the fastest growing professional services networks globally, you would be making a good choice for your future career.


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2021 Financial Planner Trainee - Wealth, Opportunity at BDO South Africa (Pretoria)


Closing Date 31 October 2020


The Wealth Advisors Trainee Programme is a two-year contract at BDO Johannesburg, successful candidates will be mentored by a qualified CFP® professional under the BDO mentorship programme. So, you are considering joining BDO in South Africa for a traineeship position. As the South African member firm of the global BDO organisation, one of the fastest growing professional services networks globally, you would be making a good choice for your future career.


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Trainee Accountant Opportunity at Mazars


Closing Date 31 December 2020


Article clerks perform audits on allocated clients. Registering for a SAICA training contract enables candidates to specialise in the audit function. 3 year SAICA Training Contracts are available to Graduates and Postgraduates who have completed an Accounting/Auditing degree at a SAICA accredited university.


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Actuarial Graduate Trainee Opportunity at Sanlam Group


Closing date 31 October 2020


The Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) cluster is responsible for Sanlam’s retail business in South Africa. Sanlam Group offer opportunities to actuarial graduates who are looking to start their careers and qualify as actuaries. The Sanlam Actuarial Training Programme starts off with an unofficial ‘internship’ that lets you familiarise yourself with the inner workings of Sanlam by getting to know its products and systems. Once you have a good grasp of this, you will be exposed to more technical positions. We will help you develop your analytical abilities in order to further develop your actuarial skills. Your actuarial exam results combined with your on-job performance will determine how quickly you progress and are exposed to more advanced areas of this side of Sanlam’s business. 


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