Royal & SunAlliance is launching an online underwriting training scheme for its employees in October.

Working with FT Knowledge, it developed the existing training programme to make it more interesting by combining both online and face-to face-techniques.

Mike Fitzgerald, project director, said: “Royal and SunAlliance already has a culture of knowledge-sharing and is the next step in applying this shared information. The main thing that we are finding out is this is truly a situation where we can lower costs and at the same time increase quality using the technology.”