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Graduate Medical Underwriter at Sanlam

  • Internship position

  • Bellville, Western Cape

  • Undisclosed cost to company

  • Job 2219387

  • Posted 24 May 2018 by Sanlam


About the Position

What will you do?

This specialist role will focus on medical risk underwriting for life insurance products.

Apply for this graduate opportunity and you will enjoy the following:

  • 18-month development programme.
  • Facilitated development focusing on leadership and self-improvement.
  • Interaction with other graduates in other parts of the business.
  • Group coaching.
  • Invaluable industry hands-on experience.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Underwrite risk business applications with respect to medicals, occupation and part-time activities according to competency levels.
  • Escalate sub-standard cases to the next level.
  • Underwrite standard rate cases with or without medical reports.
  • Request medical and/or limit requirements.
  • Placement of cases according to Reassurance agreement and related guidelines.

Qualification & experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Biology, Genetics or Medical related field.
  • No experience required.

Knowledge and skills

  • Computer skills (MS Word & MS Excel).
  • Knowledge and interest in financial underwriting and business insurance.
  • Knowledge of prognosis of medical conditions.
  • Understanding medical terminology (anatomy and physiology).

Personal attributes

  • Communicates effectively
  • Decision quality
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Customer focus
  • Collaborates
  • Drives results
  • Action orientated
  • Being flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrates self-awareness

Process for application

Please upload a scanned document which includes your CV and most recent academic transcripts.

Our aim is to help you build a successful career with us

We are 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 business clusters - Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office - the Group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

The Sanlam Group is committed to transformation and embracing diversity and our employment equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as people with disabilities.

Desired Skills

  • graduate
  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • Medical
  • medical conditions
  • prognosis
  • medical terminology
  • anatomy
  • physiology

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Degree

About The Employer

The Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) cluster is responsible for Sanlam's retail business in South Africa. SPF provides clients across different market segments (entry-level, middle-income, affluent, professional market and business owners) with a comprehensive range of appropriate and competitive financial solutions. These include traditional life insurance risk and savings products, investment, retirement, health and fiduciary services. Designed to facilitate long-term wealth creation, protection and niche financing, these solutions are engineered around client needs.
As Wealthsmiths™ we believe in creating and cultivating a positive, energised working environment that gives you every opportunity to achieve success. Sanlam is committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, representative of the demographics of our society as well as people with disabilities.


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