Old Mutual Grad Hackathon 2023 Apply Today

Your time is now to be your exceptional best at Old Mutual!

We invite you to our inaugural Virtual Hackathon which runs from 6 to 7 October 2023. Discover what it is to be part of something purposeful. Applications close 15 September 2023. Limited spots are available! Apply now to secure your place and embark on an epic tech journey.

What are the minimum requirements? Old Mutual

Final year and recently graduated students studying towards an IT, Digital & Data Analytics -related qualification at a South African university.

  • Access to a computer or laptop with a working mic and camera
  • Access to a stable internet connection throughout the hackathon
  • Hackathon participants need to be available for the full Virtual Hackathon period i.e. 9:00 SAST on 6 October to 17:00 SAST on 7 October 2023

Before entering the competition, please read through the terms and conditions and our privacy notice.

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The prizes that are up for grabs

After the hackathon, get ready to claim your victory that will elevate your tech journey.

The overall cash prize is R100 000, which will be split equally among the winning team members/group which will be made of 6 (six) members per team.

By agreeing to participate in the hackathon you also agree to be considered for the Old Mutual Graduate Programme. Subject to our Recruitment policies.

The Old Mutual Graduate Programme

The Graduate Programme is aimed at identifying and developing leadership capability to meet the future resource needs of the Old Mutual Limited. You will gain experience and business knowledge initially through project -based involvement and on-the-job training accompanied by ongoing assessments.

Where are the Old Mutual graduate positions based?

South Africa positions are based in

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Durban

Rest of Africa countries, positions are based in

  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Malawi
  • Botswana
  • Ghana

Who can apply?

  • Only South African citizens will be considered for roles based in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa
  • Roles based in other African Regions will require relevant citizenship.
  • BCom Information system
  • BSc IT systems
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Computer/Software Engineering
  • BCom in Business/Finance qualification with Technology modules
  • Diploma in IT (3 years)
  • Advanced Diploma in IT
  • BSc Data Science

Minimum Requirements

  • Citizenship/eligibility to work in the country of application.
  • Willing to relocate to any part of the country.
  • Achieved a minimum of 65% average across your studies
  • Proficient in one or more of the following languages – Java , C#, C++, HTML, Python, SQL, JavaScript
  • Familiarity with industry tools and technologies: This can include cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, etc.), databases (SQL, NoSQL) and general web development principles.
  • On track to complete relevant qualification by 31 December 2023
  • Able to commence the programme on 1 February 2024

Application process

  • Submit documents – CV, Transcripts, Grade 12 certificate.
  • You will go through automated screening questions.
  • Should you meet our requirements you will be requested to complete screening assessments.
  • Qualifying candidates will be invited to the Hackathon.
  • Following the Hackathon, we will then review your profile against our requirements.

​Applications close Friday 15 September 2023 (23:59)

SkillsC++ Programming Language, C Sharp (Programming Language), Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), Java, Python (Programming Language)

EducationAdvanced Diploma (AdvDip): Information Technology, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom): Computer and Information Science, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom): Mathematical Statistics, Bachelor of Science (BS): Information Technology, Diploma (Dip): Information Technology

Closing Date: 16 September 2023

Old Mutual Limited is pro-vaccination and encourages its workforce to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

All prospective employees are required to disclose their vaccination status as part of the recruitment process.

Please refer to the Old Mutual’s Covid-19 vaccination policy for further detail. Kindly note that Old Mutual reserves the right to reinstate the requirement to vaccinate at any point if it is of the view that it is imperative to do so.

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