Discovery, a prominent South African company specializing extensively in the insurance sector, is headquartered in Johannesburg. The company boasts a workforce of 10,000 skilled professionals who possess expertise across a range of fields, including Short-Term Insurance, Life Insurance, Investments, Medical Aid, and Wellness. While firmly rooted in its African origins, the insurance entity maintains a confident global outlook.
At the core of its values, Discovery remains committed to enhancing and safeguarding the well-being of its clients. Acknowledging its significant global impact, the organization aspires to make positive contributions to various sectors, spanning from healthcare to life planning. The capable personnel at Discovery work closely with clients to bring their envisioned aspirations to fruition.
About the Discovery Sales & Distribution Learnership 2023-2024
Discovery is looking for candidates who enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic setting and currently in need of a Sales and Distribution learnership. The Discovery Sales & Distribution Learnership program results in the attainment of a nationally recognized National Certificate: Wealth Management at NQF Level 5. This qualification encompasses organized learning elements complemented by hands-on practical experience within the realm of the Financial Services sector.
The learnership not only imparts theoretical knowledge but also provides valuable exposure to real-world scenarios and practices within the industry. This comprehensive approach ensures that participants gain a well-rounded understanding of the intricacies of Wealth Management and its applications.
By blending structured learning with practical engagement, this program equips learners with the essential skills, insights, and competence required to excel in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of Financial Services. This unique blend of theoretical foundation and experiential learning contributes to producing professionals who are not only academically prepared but also well-equipped to address the challenges and demands of the industry with confidence.
Candidates must fulfill the prescribed eligibility conditions specified for the Discovery Sales & Distribution Learnership. The criteria selected by the committee play a crucial role in determining your appropriateness for the program. Failure to meet all the specified criteria will lead to exclusion from the registration process. It’s essential to thoroughly take note of and comply with the items provided below.
The Discovery Sales & Distribution Learnership Eligibility Criteria are:
1. Academic Qualifications
- Ensure Grade 12 is a prerequisite.
- Attain a minimum Level 4 with a 50% score in Maths.
- Achieve a minimum Level 4 with a 50% score in English.
- Secure a minimum Level 5 with a 60% score in Maths Literacy.
- Attain a minimum Level 4 with a 50% score in a 2nd language.
- Can have an incomplete tertiary qualification in the financial field (advantageous)
2. Specific Requirements
- Should not be participating in post Matric studies or formal employment.
- Should not have concluded any prior Learnership.
- Must fall within the age range of 18 to 30 years.
- Need to exhibit proficient communication abilities in both written and spoken English.
- Must have fundamental computer skills, particularly in MS Excel and MS Outlook.
- Only individuals born as South African citizens will be taken into account.
3. Personal Attributes
- Possesses skills in innovative, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
- Displays keen attention to detail and maintains high levels of accuracy.
- Establishes elevated benchmarks for both quality and quantity, while following a systematic, methodical, and orderly approach.
- Demonstrates aptitude in time management and planning.
- Can proficiently prioritize and carry out tasks within a demanding context.
- Capable of functioning autonomously as well as collaborating within a team-oriented setting.
- Exhibits a service-oriented mindset, along with a sense of urgency and a collaborative spirit.
- Adapts effectively to shifting circumstances and handles criticism adeptly, using it as a learning opportunity.
- Communicates fluently and composes writing in a well-structured and logical manner.
Apply online: Discovery Sales & Distribution Learnership 2023-2024.
Prospective candidates need to utilize the accessible application portal on the website. Upon reaching the portal, accurately complete a series of questions and prompts. Providing precise answers is of utmost importance, as the selection committee does not tolerate misinformation. Similarly, leaving any questions unanswered will have a negative impact on your application’s status.
Besides personal information, applicants must also upload an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV). The accepted formats for the CV include PDF, DOCX, as well as image and text formats. File types such as PPT, MSG, or XLS will not be taken into consideration by the selection committee.
Once the application has been properly filled out and the terms and conditions understood, candidates can conclude the process by selecting the “Apply” button.
Application is available as long as it is not deleted on its official website.
Make sure to safeguard your application by registering early. This ensures a reserved position for you during the recruitment process (though it doesn’t guarantee immediate success).
Discovery holds the right to extend an offer to any candidate. The decisions made by the selection committee are final.
Discovery implements a stringent strategy for promoting Employment Equity throughout its corporate operations. This strategy encompasses well-defined goals aimed at fostering diversity within its workforce. As a result, the company strongly encourages individuals classified as People With Disabilities to actively participate in the learnership program.