CII launches apprenticeships guide
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has launched a guide to hiring and getting the best from apprentice employees.
Apprenticeships – The CII’s guide to getting started is endorsed by the Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, John Hayes MP, and covers topics such as the benefits of developing existing members of staff alongside hiring apprentice-level employees and what steps a firm needs to follow to make the initiative work.
Case studies of successful apprentices in both financial planning and insurance broking are included in the guide, including work done by Bluefin and independent broker Miles Smith in supporting their staff through apprenticeships.
Tim Campbell, winner of the first series of the BBC’s The Apprentice and now the Mayor of London’s Skills ambassador, attended the launch of the guide.
He commented: “Companies can benefit from giving talented, young people an introduction to the business world and an apprenticeship is a great way to make it happen.”
Sandy Scott, CEO of the CII, added: “Apprenticeships set individuals on the professional qualifications pathway, very much in keeping with the Aldermanbury Declaration, [providing] a framework for professional standards in general insurance.
“This method of employing younger entrants in both general insurance and financial planning will play a role in shaping tomorrow’s profession and the CII is here to help employers get involved.”
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