The Discovery Financial Adviser (DFA) Academy is an elite two-year programme that aims to recruit graduates and develop them into world-class Discovery financial advisers. The programme looks to fill Discovery’s distribution channels with talented, competent financial advisers, poised to handle the complexity of the intermediary landscape while providing excellent financial planning advice and service to their clients. Successful candidates will gradually be mentored by our Sales Managers, provided with rigorous product training, and will be given regulatory and marketing support.

Do you have what it takes?

The programme is designed for outstanding candidates who have the potential to be top Discovery financial advisers and always display our values when providing dazzling service to their clients.


Only the best can become a part of the Discovery team. All our financial advisers must have:

  • High capacity for learning
  • Commitment to high performance production
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Honest work in adherence to the precepts of always treating customers fairly.
Entry requirements:
  • Matric with Mathematics and English
  • Degree from a recognised University
  • South African citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Own reliable car
  • Own cellphone       
  • Laptop
  • Office space
  • Intensive training and skills development to create a one of a kind Financial Adviser
  • Mentorship and support
  • Innovative and market leading products to work with
  • Professional etiquette
  • Group Benefits
  • Marketing and business support
Location and Dates

27 Fredman Drive, Sandton

Recruitment dates – Six intakes a year

What happens after the Programme – Placement in a Discovery Financial Consultant (DFC) franchise

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