Sanlam Information Technology (IT) Bursary 2024

About Sanlam

Sanlam is Africa’s largest non-banking financial services company that is actively evolving into a technology-driven organisation. To lead the digital market for products and services, the company has created a FinTech cluster. Sanlam operates in 31 emerging areas of the key technology pillars, like regenerative AI, machine learning, cloud-native architecture, data mesh, insurance telematics, event streaming, improved cybersecurity, virtual reality, and more. The previously mentioned strategic shift of the company signifies a dedication to innovation and a recognition of the pivotal role of technology in restructuring the financial landscape and the overall development of the organization.

Sanlam establishes itself as a leader in the intersecting fields of technology and finance by concentrating on innovative solutions. The company ensures to remain ahead in maintaining market trends while improving the customer experience.

Sanlam places a high priority on each person’s innate worth and capacity for development. Workers have lots of chances to have their special contributions acknowledged, valued, and rewarded. Through several initiatives, the organization demonstrates its commitment to recognizing and valuing each individual, promoting a culture that recognizes and encourages both professional and personal growth.

Sanlam Information Technology (IT) Bursary

Sanlam Information Technology (IT) Bursary 2024

Sanlam has invited applications for the academic year 2024 for comprehensive bursaries for students who wish to pursue higher studies in the field of information technology (IT) after leaving school.

Students who enroll in the following full-time IT-related degrees will be awarded a comprehensive bursary annually:

B.Com., B.Sc., or B.Tech. in:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science

B.Com., B.Sc., or B.Eng. in:

  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics

The Sanlam Information Technology Bursary will pay for the following costs for the selected applicants:

  • Tuition and accommodation fees
  • Allowances for books, travel, and pocket money

The selected candidates will get academic support and mentoring from the experts at Sanlam Information Technology. They will also get the chance to establish networks with employees of Sanlam and perform vocational work.

The company will further offer employment to the selected students at Sanlam’s head office in Bellville after the completion of their studies. The selected candidates can choose one of the following paths to establish their career with Sanlam after finishing their degree:

  • If you are passionate about Data, you can grow your career in roles such as Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Engineer, or AI/ML engineer
  • If you are interested in the Digital side of things, you can build your career in roles such as software engineer, DevOps Engineer, Test Engineer, Integration Specialist, or Architect

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants must meet the following entry requirements to apply for the Sanlam Information Technology Bursary:

  • Individuals with strong academic backgrounds with an interest in data and technology
  • 70% and above in mathematics and an overall A aggregate in the final result of classes 11 and 12

Furthermore, the individuals must possess the following abilities to best fit as a future asset of Sanlam Information Technology:

  • An innovative mindset and problem-solving ability
  • Embrace continuous learning
  • The ability to juggle deadlines and tasks from various stakeholders
  • Hold a high value of client-centricity and collaboration
  • Be open to receiving feedback for continuous personal growth

How to Apply?

You can apply for the Sanlam Information Technology Bursary by registering yourself online with your valid email ID on their official website or through LinkedIn.

For detailed information regarding the bursary, you can visit the official website of Sanlam.

Documents Required

Eligible candidates are requested to submit the following documents to apply for the Sanlam Information Technology Bursary. Applications without supporting documents will be rejected and will not be considered for the bursary programme:

  • Final 2022 class 11 results
  • Class 12 mid-year 2023 results
  • Final Class 12 results
  • Comprehensive CV focusing on academics, extra-mural activities, and leadership skills
  • A short motivation to support your application that answers the following questions:
    1. Why are you considering Information Technology, and data as part of your academic journey?
    2. In your own words can you describe what your ideal role or position looks like?
    3. Why do you believe you have what it takes to be successful in your studies?
    4. Why should Sanlam choose you to be a bursary holder?

Closing Date

The last date for applications is  8 December 2023.

Contact Details

In case of questions or inquiries regarding this bursary program, please directly contact Sanlam through WhatsApp at 0860726526 or via email.

Please do not send any queries after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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