Claims Apprentice 2020: Episode two - Podcast challenge part one

Now that the six contestants have been split into teams and decided on their names, it is time for the apprentices to tackle their first challenge.

In the second episode of Claims Apprentice, Suzanne Liversidge, sponsor Kennedys’ own Alan Sugar, explains that for the first task Team Empower and Team KDA will have to research, script and then go into the studio to record a podcast.

After the flip of a coin Team Empower consisting of Isaac Fuente (Nexus Underwriting), Kayleigh Lawson and Taylor McTaggart (both Zurich Insurance) are given the topic of The Future of Work; while Team KDA made up of Daniel Brant (UIA Mutual), Alexandra Francis (Axa UK) and Kelly Huddleston (Covéa) will be tackling Climate Change.

Before they can get to the studio though the teams must both head out onto the streets of EC3, London, to ask members of the public questions which can be used for vox pops in their podcasts.

To help the teams come up with ideas for their recordings, including questions to put to City workers, each is assigned a senior Kennedys expert.

Team Empower gets to work with partner Caterina Yandell, while Team KDA is to be mentored through the challenge by John Bruce.

With time ticking until their session in the studio, the teams must decide what to focus their podcasts on.

They must also secure industry guests to speak to about their chosen topic.

And, most importantly, they need to get pithy and usable soundbites from members of the public – not an easy task when many are running between meetings, or simply nipping out to grab some lunch.

To find out who is the most focused when it comes to nailing their topic and most persuasive when it comes to convincing people to talk to them, watch episode two now.

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Claims Apprentice 2020: Episode one - Meet the teams


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