Embarking on a career in accounting and finance can be transformative, especially when supported by a bursary. The Sanlam CA Trainee Bursary for the 2024 academic year is one such opportunity, offering a gateway into a thriving career in finance.

Closing date: 29 November 2023

About Sanlam

Sanlam stands as a beacon in Africa’s financial landscape, being the continent’s largest insurance company and a significant player in the financial services sector. With over a century of operation, Sanlam’s commitment to client confidence and growth is evident through its diverse business clusters​​.

2024 Sanlam CA Trainee Bursary Overview

The Sanlam CA Trainee Bursary targets students aiming for a SAICA accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting. This bursary is not just a financial aid but a stepping stone to professional and personal development, culminating in the prestigious CA(SA) qualification. Successful candidates will experience a comprehensive training environment, nurturing their skills at one of Africa’s leading insurers​​.

Application Process

Apply Online: Sanlam CA Trainee Bursary Application 2024

Academic Performance: Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate academic average of 65%.

Document Submission:

    • Identification: A certified copy of your ID or Passport.
    • Curriculum Vitae: A comprehensive CV detailing your academic and extracurricular achievements.
    • Proof of Acceptance: Verification of acceptance into a SAICA accredited institution.
    • Proof of Income: Evidence of household income, not exceeding R350,000 annually

Motivational Letter:

  • Role of a CA(SA): Explain your understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a Chartered Accountant in South Africa.
  • Study Motivation: Share your reasons for choosing to study accounting.
  • Bursary Justification: Articulate why you believe you are a deserving recipient of the bursary.

Read: 5 Tips on How to Write an Outstanding Bursary Application Letter

This process is designed to ensure that candidates are not only academically capable but also aligned with the values and expectations of the Sanlam CA Trainee Bursary program.

Comprehensive Bursary Benefits

Discover the valuable offerings included in our bursary program:

  • Covered Tuition and Registration Fees: Full coverage of these essential costs provides relief from  financial stress, allowing you to focus on your studies.
  • Accommodation Fee Support: Financial assistance with housing costs ensures a comfortable living environment conducive to academic success.
  • Allocations for Prescribed Books and Meals: These allowances cover crucial academic materials and daily sustenance, supporting your overall well-being.
  • Monthly Allowance/Stipend for Your Convenience: A regular stipend is provided for personal expenses, further easing your financial responsibilities.
  • Guaranteed Placement into the CA Programme upon Successful Completion of Studies: This offers a seamless transition from academic achievement to professional advancement within the Sanlam network, setting the stage for a promising career in finance.

Additional Features of the Bursary

Enrolling in Sanlam CA Trainee bursary program sets you on a unique path with distinctive initiatives tailored to kicks-start your career success. These initiatives

  • Virtual Bursary Student Meetings: Engage in interactive online sessions, facilitating learning and professional networking.
  • In-person Academic Evaluation Meetings: Benefit from face-to-face assessments to track and enhance your academic progress.
  • Mentoring Support from Sanlam Staff: Receive personalized guidance and advice from experienced industry professionals.
  • Virtual Counseling Meetings: Access professional support and advice remotely, aiding your personal and professional development.
  • Job Shadowing (Vacation Work) Opportunities: Gain practical, hands-on experience in the field, enhancing your understanding of the finance sector.
  • Frequent Touchpoints and Interaction: Enjoy regular communication and engagement with the Sanlam team, ensuring a connected and supportive learning environment.

Contact Information

For any queries, applicants can contact Sanlam directly at CAProgramme@sanlam.co.za​​.

The Sanlam CA Trainee Bursary offers more than financial aid; it is an investment in the future leaders of the financial world. It is an opportunity to grow, succeed, and contribute significantly to the financial sector in South Africa and beyond.

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