Investing in the future

In an effort to make a positive contribution towards eradication of youth unemployment, Iemas has been hosting learnership and internship programmes since 2002, in the following areas:


  • Short-term Insurance
  • Wealth Management
  • Contact Centre
  • Credit Management
  • Asset-based Financing
  • Information Technology
  • Payroll Administration
  • Internal Auditing


  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • Skills Development

We are immensely proud of the success of our graduates, with 78% obtaining a formal national qualification and many securing permanent positions at Iemas.

Do you have the drive, but not the experience to work in the financial services industry? Iemas might be your answer! Look out for our invitations for applications when we announce new learnership intakes.


Be inspired by our previous graduates:


“What I enjoyed most was proving myself wrong, as I thought this industry wasn’t meant for me. The realisation that this type of work goes hand-in-hand with my methodical nature has inspired me to even study risk management. I am honoured that I was selected to join this learnership programme, for the knowledge and experience received, and for becoming a part of the Iemas family.” – Tebogo Masingi


“Joining Iemas was ultimately one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Being fresh out of high school, the learnership programme not only gave me the opportunity to gain a qualification, but it also allowed me to grow as an individual. The Co-operative in itself is simply amazing, particularly as the management teams and my colleagues created a support and guidance structure for me. I never thought that I’d want to be in the insurance industry. But today, I don’t see myself anywhere else! Grateful doesn’t begin to describe what I feel for this organisation.” – Muhammed Cassim


“Being awarded the opportunity of joining the Iemas short-term insurance learnership programme was a great way of being introduced to the financial services industry. Every day learning was made fun and interesting, and thinking out of the box was encouraged. I have since grown, in the sense that I am now able to implement the skills I have learnt into my daily work. Professionalism, teamwork and accountability are a few of the Iemas values that have been instilled in me. This has been a wonderful experience and I would not trade it for anything in this world.” – Nompumelelo Motloung