Who we are
Discovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition is achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier, and enhances and protects their lives. Our shared value insurance model delivers better health and value for clients, superior actuarial dynamics for the insurer, and a healthier society. Our unique approach has underpinned our success globally, with substantial new business growth and an impressive increase in normalised operating profit and headline earnings.
Our work is founded on eight core values that have guided Discovery since its inception in 1992. These values are:
- Innovation and optimism
- Business astuteness and prudence
- Great people
- Liberating the best in our people
- Integrity, honesty and fairness
- Intellectual leadership
- Tenacity, urgency and drive
- Ability to dazzle clients.
Each of these values is a guiding principle in its own right, and forms the core frame of our business methodology.
Discovery understands the importance of experience, especially in an increasingly complex financial services industry. The Discovery Financial Advisers (DFA) Academy is a prestigious two-year professional development programme for graduates. The programme is aimed at helping equip university graduates with the necessary skills to enter the financial services industry and at transforming high-potential candidates into the best financial advisers in the industry, thereby increasing the pool of available talent.
The DFA Academy provides university graduates with two years of rigorous development and mentorship, and the added hands-on training provides graduates with necessary practical experience of the financial services industry. The programme integrates the theoretical knowledge that graduates bring with them with practical experience focused on professional development. This is all part of Discovery’s effort to develop and retain talent in order to create economic and social value. Our primary objective is to introduce graduates into fulfilling and challenging careers as financial advisers. This enables us to play our part in contributing to the stability necessary for a thriving society by providing opportunities and the right platform for graduates to grow in this highly competitive industry.
Our vision for the Discovery Financial Advisers Academy
To attract, develop, and retain talent that creates economic and social value, and to create a new pool of outstanding talent for our local and global offices through this unique approach to recruitment.