Insurance industry launches apprenticeship framework

Major players within the insurance industry have launched a new government-backed framework for apprenticeships.

They claim the insurance apprenticeship framework will ensure that apprentices develop valuable professional skills that are consistent across the industry and meet the needs of business.

The guidelines were drawn up by the trailblazers working group which includes the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the British Brokers’ Insurance Association (Biba) and the Association of British Insurers.

Other organisations involved in devising the framework were Aviva, Axa, Barbican, Chaucer, Covéa, Cunningham Lindsay, Lloyd’s, Markerstudy and Markel International.
The group claim many firms within the insurance industry have already signed up to the framework and more are expected in the coming months.

Dominic Christian, CEO of Aon UK, commented, ‘As a global firm committed to growing the number of apprenticeships in the UK, we are delighted to have been able to participate from the outset in developing this framework.’

He added, ‘We want apprentices to truly represent today’s economy. The challenge now is to ensure those advising young people are aware of the amazing opportunities available.’
Steve White, CEO of Biba, said, ‘The launch of this standard will give firms the ability to access a uniformed framework of skills and attributes for their apprentices.

‘This will significantly go towards helping the industry achieve its pledge in the Insurance Growth Action Plan to double the number of apprentices in the industry by 2018.’

Source: Insurance Age

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