Sanlam: Risk and Compliance Graduate Internship Programme 2023

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Sanlam Group is recruiting and invites recent graduates to apply for the 2023 Risk and Compliance Graduate Internship Programme.

Closing date: 31 May 2023

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

We are seeking Africa’s brightest minds who are eager to be involved in making a tangible difference, with confidence and collaboration. Apply to join the Risk and Compliance Graduate database.

Who are we?

Sanlam was initially established in South Africa as a life insurance company, but has since transformed into a diverse financial services group. Today, the Group is one of the largest internationally active insurance organisation in the world and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent.

Sanlam has an active presence in 43 countries, operating across the African continent, India, Malaysia, and selected developed markets. It is listed on the Johannesburg, A2X, and Namibian stock exchange.

The Group’s business clusters house the Group’s business operations. The Group Office 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?

With the appropriate supervision, as a Risk and Compliance Graduate you will provide support to a department, or group of professionals, within Sanlam.

Part of the job function will call on your understanding of the impact of statutory/legal obligations and government legal requirements – so will collecting, compiling and analysing complex data and information.

When performing administrative tasks, you will need to show consideration for the implications of decisions and the consequences thereafter.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Drafting of facility terms sheets
  • Documentary and facility compliance
  • Assisting, where necessary, in commercial progress payments and/or development loan recons

  • Following up with external clients for outstanding information, and, where necessary, obtaining this information
  • Requesting valuations

Qualification and Experience

  • Relevant legal/risk/compliance qualification

Knowledge and Skills

  • Handle and resolve ad-hoc complaints, inquiries, and investigations
  • Compliance and Risk Management monitoring
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and statutory environment
  • Financial plans and risk management plans

Personal Attributes

  • Balances stakeholders – contributes independently 
  • Decision quality – contributes independently
  • Business insight – contributes independently
  • Plans and aligns – contributes independently


  • Care – contributes independently 
  • Collaboration – contributes independently
  • Innovation – contributes independently
  • Integrity – contributes independently

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace.

Our Employment Equity plan and targets will therefore be considered as part of the recruitment process. With employment equity as a key goal, Sanlam aims to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as giving opportunity to people living with a disability

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 and want to achieve greatness in your career and personal development.

We pride ourselves on helping our employees to realise their worth. Throughout our business clusters (Sanlam Retail Affluent and Retail Mass, Sanlam Corporate, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office) Sanlam provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Turnaround times

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.

Applications close 31 May 2023.  


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