Discovery is a South African company that greatly specializes in the field of insurance. Based in Joburg, the company’s team of 10 000 employees are highly-skilled in the fields of Short-Term Insurance, Life Insurance, Investments, Medical Aid, and Wellness. Despite having African roots, the insurance firm is not afraid to go international. Over the years, Discovery has expanded their operations to a number of countries, such as the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, and many more. Under Discovery’s Global Vitality Network, the company is able to share their vision of creating a more sustainable insurance plan that provides suitable assistance towards their clients all over the world.
Discovery is committed to improving and protecting the lives of their clients. As one of the most powerful organizations on a global scale, the firm realizes how much influence they have in certain fields. Ranging from healthcare to life planning, the employees at Discovery will work together with you to manifest the vision you desire. All business practices are conducted with transparency and fairness so that clients can clearly see what they’re getting. Gaining the trust of the general public, Discovery is a firm that members of society can rely on.
About the Discovery Long Term Insurance Learnership 2023-2024
Discovery is offering learnerships specializing in Long Term Insurance for South African individuals based in the Eastern Cape Province and KwaZulu-Natal. Discovery recognizes the importance of investing into younger generations of future insurance providers. Through this learnership, Discovery can facilitate passionate youths who are looking to strengthen their core purpose, especially in this line of work. Besides an ambition working for the Insurance Industry, Discovery is accepting individuals who possess a number of positive personal attribute that enables them to keep up with the company’s dynamic working environment.
The Discovery Long Term Insurance Learnership is a combination of both theoretical knowledge assessments and practical working sessions revolving around Long Term Insurance. Selected learners will be subjected to various educational components and must implement them in a real-time work place. Besides Long Term Insurance, learners will also be taught on operating call centres, claims, health benefits administration, and medical aid client servicing. Upon successful completion of the learnership, participants will be entitled to an FETC in Long Term Insurance NQF Level 4. This qualification will help you receive a better chance of receiving permanent employment in the future job market.
Candidates must fulfilled the eligibility criteria that comes with the Discovery Long Term Insurance Learnership. The items that have been selected by the committee will play a crucial role in determining whether you are qualified enough for the programme or not. Failure to meet everything that is asked off by the committee will get you disqualified from registration. Be sure to jot down everything in this list below.
The Discovery Long Term Insurance Learnership Eligibility Criteria are:
1. Educational Requirements
- Holds a Grade 12 qualification
- English score min. Level 4 or 50%
- 2nd Language score min. Level 4 or 50%
- Maths score min. Level 4 or 50%
- Maths Literacy score min. Level 5 or 60%
- Optional, but advantageous: an incomplete tertiary studies qualification.
2. Specific Criteria
- Between 18-25 years old at the time of applications
- Currently not involved in any educational post-Matric studies
- Currently not involved in any formal employment
- Has not finished any learnerships prior to this one
- Displays effective communication capabilities
- Has proven fluency in spoken and written English
- Shows basic understanding of computer skills (e.g. MS Office software).
3. Working Attributes
- Displays high level of innovation
- Critical thinking skills are on par
- Solves problems effectively
- Has a keen eye for details
- Manages workload punctually
- Withstands high pressure working environment
- Handles constructive criticism
- Perform tasks smoothly
- Can work independently and in a team
- Has a sense of urgency.
- Discovery Long Term Insurance Learnership 2023-2024 – Imvubupark Place, Durban
- Discovery Long Term Insurance Learnership 2023-2024 – Cape Town, Sable Park
Interested candidates will need to access the application portal that’s available on the website. Once you have reached the portal, there are a list of queries and questions that must be filled in. Please have these answered correctly and accurately. Any false information that is provided will not be tolerated by the selection committee. Similarly, leaving any one of the queries incomplete will put your applications under a disadvantageous light.
Besides providing personal information, candidates will also need to upload your most updated Curriculum Vitae (CV). Your CV should be in PDF, DOCV, or Image, and Text format. Other files such as PPT, MSG, or XLS will not be accepted by the selection committee.
Once you have completed your applications and fully understood the terms and conditions, simply click on “Apply” to submit.
Note: Candidates also have the option of receiving notifications about any new job postings or career opportunities. If you would like to hear more of these upcoming announcements, all you have to do is tick on the appropriate notification boxes before submitting your applications.
Application is available as long as it is not deleted on its official website.
Make sure you secure your application as soon as possible by registering early. The purpose behind this is to ensure that you have a safe position during the recruitment phase (however, it doesn’t guarantee immediate success).
Discovery holds all rights to provide anyone with a position or not. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.
Discovery implements a strict Employment Equity Plan in their company operations. Under this policy, the company has a set of targets that must be fulfilled in order to promote diversity within the working force. Therefore, candidates who are recognized as People With Disabilities are more than welcome to participate in the learnership.