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Insurance sector develops new apprenticeship scheme
Written by staff reporter
The insurance sector has developed a new apprenticeship standard for insurance practitioners, which was published today by the UK government. Led by Aon, it is hoped that this new apprenticeship standard will offer an alternative to university for those seeking to build a career in risk management and insurance.
Dominic Christian, CEO of Aon UK Limited, said: “We are proud to have been instrumental in the development of the new apprenticeship standard for the risk management and insurance industry in the UK and we welcome its publication today by the Government. I would like to thank colleagues across the sector who contributed to the development of this new apprenticeship standard which offers a real alternative to university to build a strong career in our industry.”
“Developing a staff of unmatched talent is one of the cornerstones of our business strategy and we recognise there are multiple pathways to a successful and rewarding career. An apprenticeship is one such option and our own programme empowers young people from all backgrounds with the opportunity to gain a valuable qualification and experience of work. Our own apprenticeship scheme will have grown from an initial 11 apprentice recruits in 2012 to 50 by the end of 2014."
Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, said: “I’m delighted that the insurance sector, led by Aon, has developed a new apprenticeship standard for insurance practitioners.”
Julie Hyett, early careers programme manager, Aon, said: “We are pleased with today’s announcement having inputted directly into government policy on our Trailblazer work. Aon is also working with our professional bodies and other leading employers, as well as consulting with the wider industry, to design and implement the new apprenticeships. As the new standard has now been approved by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills we look forward to adopting it for the new Aon Apprenticeship intake.”