Actuarial Science Bursaries-2013,Metropolitan
Metropolitan has been providing specialised and affordable medium- to long-term assurance, administration and investment solutions for 111 years. In terms of our client numbers, we are one of the top three life insurance groups in southern Africa. We are the fourth largest listed life assurer in terms of market capitalisation (R10.25 billion) and we are a JSE Top 100 company.
Our head office, Parc du Cap, is situated in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. We have branch offices throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Lesotho, and iSwaziland. We provide employment to approximately 9 800 people.
Our group comprises six independent operating businesses, each with clearly defined areas of focus, performance and profit objectives. They are retail, corporate, asset management, international, health and strategic initiatives.
Our products range from life insurance for individuals, including retirement annuities, medical scheme administration, managed healthcare, asset management services and collective investment schemes, to employee benefits packages for large and small organisations.
As we continue to grow the wealth and support the health of Africa’s people, we do so in the knowledge that we are continuing a legacy: as a well-established, African-based business adding real, lasting and meaningful value to people’s lives.
Have you made a calculated decision that:
You are committed to a career in life insurance?
As an undergraduate who excels academically, actuarial studies is where you achieve and want to be?
You love to set yourself apart from the rest as an elite academic, but need the ‘practical’ support and guidance?
You are looking for a reputable brand to provide you with that platform?
Each year Metropolitan grants generous bursaries to ensure that highly self-motivated achievers are given the opportunity to realise their career ambitions in life insurance.
We’ve done the math, so take a look at what our bursaries have to offer in return for your skill, enthusiasm and commitment:
We cover the costs of:
Full tuition and residential fees
Textbooks and incidental expenses
Incentive bonuses for exceptional achievements
Annual travel allowance for flights back home (where applicable)
We also provide vacation work from 2nd year and a basic living allowance
As well as excellent networking opportunities, your chance to meet other actuaries in the business
The opportunity to enroll at either the University of Cape Town or the University of Stellenbosch.
Upon the successful completion of your Bursary Programme:
You will be assigned an experienced Actuary as your Mentor
Guaranteed employment within one of the largest financial institution in Africa, where you can apply your experience and skills
Our requirements are:
You need to be a matriculant who is achieving over 85% in Mathematics ,as well as Additional Maths or Maths3. Plus you need to obtain A’s in at least 2 other related subjects (e.g. Accounting/
Physics), level 6 or above.
Closing date for applications for 2013 Bursaries: 28 September 2012.
Click here to download the application form.