Insurance Times and the CII launch a year-long partnership to celebrate apprentices and apprenticeship schemes

More than 150 people turned out to help Insurance Times and the CII launch its first Apprenticeships LIVE event for 2015.

 Held at the CII Great Hall in London, the event brought together a cross section of the industry from apprentices to business leaders involved in apprenticeship schemes.

 Delegates on the day heard from training providers, recent apprentice graduates, employers and the CII, who discussed the challenges and opportunities facing apprenticeship programmes.

 Some 77% of delegates said the industry was not doing enough to shed its ‘dull’ reputation, while nearly one-third (31%) identified bureaucracy as the biggest barrier to employing apprentices.

 Apprenticeships LIVE

 Insurance Times and the CII have joined forces to launch Apprenticeships LIVE - a year-long initiative to recognise outstanding apprentices and apprenticeship schemes in UK general insurance.

 Together they will be travelling the UK at a series of regional events to recognise outstanding apprentices, with the winners recognised at the Insurance Times Awards on 1 December.

 The regional events will be held on:

  • Birmingham - 10 June
  • Manchester - 29 September
  • Bristol - 20 October
  • London (finale event) - 19 November

Insurance Times has also launched an Apprenticeship Scheme of the Year Award, which will be announced at the Insurance Times Awards. Insurers and brokers will be able to submit their entries from April.

 For more information on either of these initiatives contact: hayley.bromilow@insurancetimes.co.uk.

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