Zurich's Samantha Eustace has won an Apprentice of the Year award after competing against her insurance apprentice peers to be awarded at the grand finale in London.
Until now, the insurance industry has sometimes been perceived to be traditional and slow moving, with employees that may have fallen into it, rather than choosing it as a career. This isn’t always the best image when trying to attract younger people into the industry. However, things are changing; we are starting to be seen as creative and agile. Apprenticeships have been increasing over the past few years and younger people are seeing insurance as a place to start their career.
To help recognise and develop the industry’s brightest and best apprentices, the Insurance Times and the CII teamed up to host Apprentice Live events across the country to find their Apprentice of the Year.
At the one-day events, apprentices took part in tasks, presentations and debates on all aspects of insurance - from ‘how can we improve customer service in the industry’ to ‘Millennials: Insurance customers are changing, will you?’. The apprentices were marked against their peers and those who performed the best were asked to a grand finale in London.
Well done to Zurich’s Sam Rogers-Thomas and Samantha Eustace who made it to the Apprentice Live finals, which took place in London last month.
At the London event, the 11 finalists networked with fellow apprentices and top industry professionals. They also attended workshops and presentations to help enhance their skills. However, it wasn’t all play! After lunch, the finalists were split into groups to develop a presentation, answer questions from the audience and take part in a debate on their given subject, all to be crowned Apprentice of the Year.
Last week, all the finalists attended The Insurance Times awards dinner at the O2 arena, where the winner of Apprentice Live was announced. Congratulations to Samantha Eustace, we are very proud of you.
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