Spotlight: Apprenticeships - Developing the skills the insurance industry needs for the future with government-backed financial support schemes
Reflecting on the past year of lockdowns, remote working and economic uncertainty; with learning and development budgets cut short for firms across the UK, using the apprenticeship levy to upskill people should be an essential part of any insurance firm…
For the Record: The week in deals featuring Allianz, Clyde & Co, Convex, Gallagher, Howden, Kennedys, LV, New Dawn Risk and Woodgate & Clark
Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Insurers have maintained their graduate programmes during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an investigation by Post, and adapted to the challenges of training and recruiting in a virtual world to keep this crucial entry route into the profession…
NHBC, a warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has become an Education and Skills Funding Agency-approved provider of apprenticeships and launched its first apprenticeship scheme aimed at developing the next generation of house building…
Matthew Metcalfe, senior manager for talent acquisition at Covéa has urged the insurance sector to “reach out” and engage with the government’s new T Levels qualification by registering to offer work experience placements.
Kennedys has launched a virtual work experience programme to replace its usual in-person version and still be able to give would-be lawyers a taste of legal life during Covid-19 disruption.
After a rigorous week interviewing rising insurance stars up and down the country, the field has been whittled down to six candidates, all competing for the prize of becoming the 2020 Claims Apprentice.
RSA has pledged to double the number of apprentices in the business by 2022.
Historically people have 'fallen' into insurance rather than seeking it as a career. Adrian Furness, chief operating officer at Covéa Insurance, asks if this is changing.
After 30 interviews involving rising insurance stars from up and down the country, the field has been whittled down to six candidates, all competing for the prize of becoming the 2019 Claims Apprentice.
Insurance has struggled to attract talent in recent years, finding itself competing with ‘sexier’ industries
After short-listing 30 talented candidates for interview, we can finally reveal the six successful claims professionals that have been selected for the first series of Claims Apprentice.
Brightside’s new managing general agent Kitsune takes its name from the Japanese word for fox. The animal is much admired in Japanese folklore for its intelligence and supernatural abilities – characteristics all the insurance companies that announced…
Many view apprenticeships as an obstacle to overcome or avoid but Rachael Gillett, chief people officer at BGL Group, reminds the sector that many existing employees started their successful careers this way.
Next year the British Insurance Awards will be held for the 25th time. To celebrate the silver anniversary of the most prestigious event in the insurance calendar, a host of BIA regulars recount where they were when the awards were first unveiled and…
From automation to digitalization; from controlling claims inflation to the legal framework for driverless cars, it could be argued that working in claims has never been scarier – but more exciting.
Ecclesiastical claims director David Bonehill was awarded the Achievement Award at the eighth Post Claims Awards. As technology is transforming claims, he predicts tech giants will enter the market, probably in the motor or home arena.
Katherine Conway, head of diversity and inclusion and community affairs at Aon, explains that D&I efforts must go beyond recruitment to now focus on company culture.
On A-level results day, Carmen McDonagh, operations director at Complete Cover Group, urges school leavers to consider an insurance apprenticeship.
Debbie Mawer, director of people and culture at Claims Consortium Group, explains how to attract and nurture a neurodiverse workforce.
Thatcham Research held its annual apprentice graduation and award ceremony yesterday, which formed part of ABP’s Body Repair Industry Apprentice Awards.
The Chartered Insurance Institute has launched its Aspire Apprenticeship programmes.
Insure the Box has delivered over 2500 hours of employee learning in just nine months.