Professional challenges in a multi-cultural environment await Hannover Re employees in the “most beautiful part of the world” in South Africa.

What do we expect from applicants?

  • A degree in economics, auditing, insurance statistics or mathematics
  • Initial work experience in the insurance sector
  • Convincing commercial and communication skills
  • Excellent command of English, native speakers are particularly welcome
  • Confident user of Microsoft Office

Legal requirements

All data provided via email is dealt with according to data protection regulations, stored solely for application purposes and deleted at the end of the application process, at the latest after six months.

The South African Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998 prescribes equal opportunities in both the selection and promotion of staff. Applicants must not be discriminated against on grounds of their gender, nationality, religion or race or because of disability or sexual orientation.

The granting of permission to enter South Africa for employment purposes has become more restrictive in recent years. Under the Immigration Act 13 of 2002, all foreign workers must apply for a residence and work permit. Work permits are granted only to individuals who can make a substantial contribution to the South African economy. What is more, it must be shown that the immigrant is not competing with local workers seeking employment.

Please note that successful candidates must apply to the South African Department of Home Affairs for a special work permit (in the case of Intra Company Transfers) or a general work permit.

An Intra-Company Transfer means a transfer within the same company as an expatriate. Such permits are issued for a maximum of two years. In this case the position does not need to be advertised publicly. The employee cannot, however, work for any other company.

A general work permit is issued if the applicant has not been transferred to South Africa by a foreign company. The employer must, however, prove that all local possibilities of filling the vacancy have been exhausted.