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          Why join Old Mutual?If you're looking for a company that offers great culture, leadership, learning opportunities, challenges, rewards and recognition, then look no further than Old Mutual.
          What we offerTake a look at what makes working for Old Mutual great.
          • Old Mutual has been enabling positive futures across 14 countries we operate in. We have a strong heritage and our brand is globally recognised as a leader in most of our emerging markets within the financial services.

            We continuously strive to set best practice to enable us to create a great working environment for our people. We care for our customers and are responsible in the communities we operate in through our CSI initiatives. As an employee, you will have vast opportunities to select a charity that you care for and positively transform lives.

            Read more about our heritage, responsible business and awards.

          • We co-create a caring environment for all employees. We accept, respect and embrace your uniqueness as it is what enriches our organisational culture. Your voice is important to us and we encourage all our people to use the multiple engagement tools available to them, to let it be heard. It is through this exchange that we are able to create a meaningful dialogue that leads us to continuously improve our people practices. We encourage all our people to embrace diversity (cultures, demographics, educational backgrounds, markets, experiences) and promote inclusivity in all our interactions.

            Our commitment to you:

            • We accept, respect and embrace your uniqueness as it is what enriches our organisational culture.
            • Your voice is important to us and we will create engagement platforms and tools to encourage meaningful dialogue.
            • We Aim High and Take our teams with us.
            • Behaviour that does not reflect Old Mutual values will not be tolerated.

            Your contribution to our success

            • Respectfully listen and express sincere interest in attributes of others, which may differ from your own.
            • Develop tolerance and flexibility to succeed in a diverse global community.
            • Embrace diverse backgrounds and be inclusive in your approach.
            • Your passion and drive enable us to push beyond boundaries.
            • Network and build relationships across diverse teams.
          • Our leaders create a great place to work. When you become part of the Old Mutual family, you get the opportunity to engage with market leaders and learn from them. They are adaptable, flexible and inclusive in their leadership styles. They think globally while acting local. Our high performers have the opportunity to be mentored or coached by our inspirational leaders.

            Our commitment to you:

            • You will be led by Great leaders.
            • Leaders are carefully selected through a rigorous recruitment process to ensure only individuals who are business focused and people-centred are selected.
            • Leaders that are adaptable and flexible in their leadership style and are authentic and inspirational.
            • Living and guided by our values, namely Accountability, Respect, Integrity and Pushing beyond boundaries.
            • Apply global thinking in the local context.
            • Our leaders are talent multipliers who strive to develop talent through mentorship and coaching.

            Your contribution to our success:

            • It is your responsibility to treat the business like it is your own.
            • Demonstrate your ability to lead, inspire and empower others through mentorship, coaching and formal development.
            • Live by our values and encourage others to play their part.
            • Think globally but act locally.
            • Build relationships beyond your functional boundaries.
            • When business changes take place, take the lead and be a change champion.
            • Be inclusive and embrace diversity.
          • In partnership with you, we promise to challenge and help you grow your in your career through a personalised development plan. We strive to create and expose our people to diverse learning opportunities through formal and informal learning. Most importantly you work in diverse teams made up of enthusiastic people who strive for excellence.

            Our commitment to you:

            • Our career opportunities provide new challenges and a steep learning curve; your growth will accelerate.
            • We will partner with you to assist you to craft a future career with Old Mutual that is in line with your career aspirations and business strategy.
            • We will not only invest in your growth and career capital by funding your learning and development, but we will also place you in environments that are challenging and diverse through short and long term assignments in your scope of work.
            • We will provide diverse learning opportunities through Formal learning, Action learning and on-the-job learning.
            • You will work with experts in the functional areas.
            • We will provide honest and direct feedback through performance appraisals and Personal Development Plans for your development needs and potential.

            Your contribution to our success:

            • Be Curious: Use every opportunity to learn and move out of your comfort zone.
            • Be eager and benefit from the development insights and growth opportunities available to you by participating in development programmes available to you.
            • Own and drive your career development.
            • Be proactive by suggesting learning opportunities to add value to our customers and your colleagues.
            • Believe in pushing beyond boundaries; so go beyond the narrow confines of your job description.
          • We recognise and reward our people through locally relevant benefits which are fair and market-related. Our benefits programme are structured to incentivise our people both in the short and long term. We expect our people to demonstrate a professional work ethic while displaying behaviour aligned with our values. Pushing beyond boundaries and high performance is duly rewarded.

            Our commitment to you:

            • We offer locally relevant remuneration and benefits which are fair and market informed.
            • We reward our people through short-term and long-term incentives driven by individual and business performance.
            • We recognise employees’ outstanding contribution above and beyond expectations.
            • We identify and manage both poor and high performers.
            • Your contribution beyond your scope of work will be recognised by our leaders.
            • We will encourage a culture of recognition through entrenched formal and informal recognition practices.

            Your contribution to our success:

            • Drive excellence and outstanding performance in your delivery.
            • Think outside your scope of work and push beyond boundaries.
            • Ask for feedback and progress reports on your performance.
            • Be a team player and provide coaching and mentorship to others.
            • Recognise your peers for their outstanding performances.