Sanlam South Africa Sustainability Graduate Intern: Market Development & Sustainability

Application Closing Date: 17 November 2023

Sanlam South Africa Sustainability Graduate Intern: Market Development & Sustainability – Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

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 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 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 Sustainability.

What will you do?

A role exists in the Sustainability Department within the Market Development and Sustainability Division of the Sanlam Group, reporting to the Chief Sustainability Officer for a graduate Intern. The successful candidate will be responsible for fulfilling tasks set out by the department, attending of meetings and taking of minutes, performing research, updating of records and maintaining the sustainability data base.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in various sustainability orientated assignments, projects and activities of varying complexity, structured to enable him/her to gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform at a professional level. Assist with the preparation and review of draft reports and disclosures. 

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Provide administrative and project management support to the Sustainability Team
  • Coordinate of the implementation of the sustainability initiatives.  
  • Ability to build relationships with various internal and external stakeholders in support of sustainability projects.
  • Provide reporting and data management support to the sustainability team and group. 

Qualification and Experience

  • Be in possession of a Degree in Social and Environmental Sustainability or other relevant fields or a 3-year National Diploma. 

Knowledge and Skills

Record keeping; filing and maintenance of databases

Data Collection and processing of transactions

Reporting and Administration

Quality; compliance and accreditation

Business Process

Services knowledge

Personal Attributes

Communicates effectively – Contributing dependently

Demonstrates self-awareness – Contributing dependently

Plans and aligns – Contributing dependently

Optimises work processes – Contributing dependently

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.

Core Competencies

Being resilient – Contributing dependently

Collaborates – Contributing dependently

Cultivates innovation – Contributing dependently

Customer focus – Contributing dependently

Drives results – Contributing dependently

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. 

The closing date for applications is 17 November 2023

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.

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