Skills Development Academy

Santam Graduate programme

The Santam Graduate Programme provides unemployed graduates with an exciting opportunity to kickstart and accelerate their careers. True to Santam’s commitment to developing and inspiring fresh talent, unemployed graduates can expect plenty of support and guidance as they develop their skills in their chosen fields.

Who should apply

We are looking for exceptional young talent who want to make a difference. Unemployed graduates (between the ages of 22 – 30) who have a degree in the following fields:

Insurance/Risk Management/Law

Actuarial Science/Tax/Marketing

Mathematics/Statistics/Data Science


Chemical / Civil Engineering

Computer Science/Information Technology/Human Resources


Course outline

The Santam Graduate Programme provides unemployed graduates with access to a 24-month programme to make a successful transition from university to the world of work. They'll be exposed to formal development as well as on-the-job training. The programme is designed as per the following six pillars:

(Settle In): Onboarding

(Step Up): Anchor Programme

(Strengthen): Core Competencies

(Specialise): Elective Learning (Technical Skills Academy Offerings)

(Stand Out): Future Fit Leadership Competencies and Stretch Assignments

(Shift): Workplace Project/Stretch Assignment

Programme details

The programme runs for 24 months from February current year to 2nd year January

Location: Cape Town or Gauteng

Application closes: 23 September


Come as you are

At Santam, we view diversity as a positive, enriching source of competitive advantage. We are intentional in embedding inclusion and diversity into the fabric of Santam. We do this by fostering an inclusive culture that embraces our differences and enables us to attract and retain the best talent. This is a strategic imperative for us as a business.


Getting ready for your interview

There is not just one way to be successful at Santam, nor is there one way to interview with us. Interviewing is a two-way process - it helps us learn about you, and it helps you learn about us, our people, and what you could do here.

Top Employer 2024

Santam has been officially recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2024 for excellence in people practices. This is the eighth consecutive year that we have achieved this accolade.