Santam Agriculture Bursary Programme 2025

Santam Agriculture invites applications for the Bursary Programme 2025.

Applications must be completed online before 30 September 2024 to be considered for a bursary for 2025.

Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.

About the Santam Agriculture Bursary

At Santam we understand that effective risk management is crucial and it is in this aspect where Santam Agriculture aims to make a real difference in helping farmers create a sustainable future.

The Santam Agriculture experts have comprehensive knowledge of, and experience in the agricultural industry in underwriting and loss assessments of crops to help clients manage their risks pro-actively.

Santam has been focused on creating a pipeline of students that will support Santam’s Agri efforts through specialist knowledge transfer.

We want to close the scarce skills gap in Agriculture Crop insurance by growing talented students organically through vacation work and practical exposure in underwriting, sales and relationship management.

Benefits of the Bursary

The bursary will cover costs (capped) for the following:

  • Registration/Tuition fee
  • Accommodation (Deposit, admin fees, etc.)
  • Learning material (Books, e-Manuals, etc.)
  • Laptops
  • Monthly allowance
  • Travel/Transport allowance


  • a career journey, with a rolling forward approach (the intent is for graduates to be permanently retained as trainee area managers);
  • to automatically participate in the graduate programme;
  • to participate in vacation work;
  • to be allocated a mentor;
  • to be invited to relevant business engagements/conferences, as required.


  • 2- or 3-year Agricultural studies with focus on crop production
  • Agricultural degree/diploma with plant production and/or soil science as preferred subjects
  • Microsoft Excel skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Good communication (verbal and written)
  • Negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, team-worker, collaborative
  • Self-starter, drives results
  • Customer focus
  • For support services; business requirement dependent

Skills and Core Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good people skills
  • Multilingual (geography dependent)
  • Self-driven
  • Learning agility
  • Critical thinking
  • Self-awareness
  • Confidence

How to Apply

Please carefully read the instructions on the bursary applications page before starting your application.

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