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FAnews is the creators of The Insurance Apprentice initiative and are extremely proud of the impact it has made on the short-term insurance industry. The whole industry is excited about the idea of making the industry a more attractive one for young people in the industry and potential employees coming into the industry. We often receive compliments from industry people and previous participants and the comments will give you a good idea of why this initiative is so exciting.

“The FSB hopes that the Insurance Apprentice goes from strength to strength and keeps highlighting the talent in the insurance industry and what an exciting career opportunity it is for so many who may not have considered it until FAnews came along with this brilliant concept. Congratulations.”
“The Insurance Apprentice not only attracts young talent, the candidates are also exposed to great challenges and personal growth during the program! Well done with an outstanding program. ”
“The Insurance Apprentice journey has been life changing and all the lessons I have learned will be a great stepping stone for future success. The competition has taught me so much personally and professionally. My advice to those considering entering would be to just do it! Take the leap of faith; you will never know what you are capable of until you push yourself.”
“We’re really excited for viewers to see the Discovery Insure episode of the Insurance Apprentice 2017. We were impressed with the apprentices’ innovative thinking around using technology to disrupt the insurance market, which also aligned with Discovery Insure’s vision of creating a nation of great drivers!”
“Aon is proud to support the Insurance Apprentice in its journey to attracting the right talent into our industry and positioning insurance as a career of choice.”
“This is my first season as the head judge and I have to say it's been a real privilege to observe the competitors grow from task to task. I think they've had to try and retain their composure a few times when we've thrown some of the shockers at them. The remaining group is very strong and anyone could snatch the title during this final stretch. I think these young stars are all excellent representations of the level of talent in our industry. I wish them the very best of luck.”
“The exposure provided by The Insurance Apprentice has certainly enhanced my credibility as an insurance professional, not only internally at Price Forbes, but with the industry at large. It is an absolutely overwhelming feeling to be one of the most recognised faces in the industry at the moment”
“Well done on raising the bar again – the final episode announcement looked amazing. This has now got serious legs and credibility. Mandela said: “It seems impossible until you have done it” – this should ring true as I think back to all the meetings you had with industry people trying to convince them to come on board and support it. It could so easily have died a slow death there, but you persisted…..well done!”
“Thank you for all the hard work and organisation that went into The Insurance Apprentice. This is indeed a wonderful sponsorship which we’re proud to be associated with and we’re looking forward to participating in TIA 2017!”
“We believe it is our collective responsibility to attract younger people into the industry. We also want to underline the importance of niche covers such as liability insurance in a fun and engaging way.”
“The most exciting part of being a sponsor is creating a task that challenges candidates while demonstrating what Hollard is about. Exposing our brand within the industry on an innovative platform such as the Apprentice assists us in our quest to bring the best talent to Hollard.”
“Any initiative whose objectives include skills development and growth certainly resonates with Sasria SOC Limited and it’s for this reason that we saw it fit to be part of The Insurance Apprentice.”
“The most exciting part of being a sponsor is meeting the industry shapers of the future and getting to know their perspectives, thoughts and innovations. And being a part of shaping this is a massive privilege. Not only is The Insurance Apprentice a step in the right direction for the industry – it is THE step in the right direction for the industry. Others can only follow – and they should. One of the best sponsorships ever.  Thanks Rianet Whitehead, FAnews and co-sponsors for a magic ride.”
“We’re passionate about the industry (insurance) and particularly about the people in it. These are the people that fill it with so much energy, passion and knowledge. The Insurance Apprentice programme/competition emphasises the importance of nurturing and allowing the skill and expertise to be channeled through the next generation - in the hope of allowing further growth, ideas and spark. All the members should get involved in The Insurance Apprentice, enter and add their own unique touch and expertise to helping drive the future of the industry.”
“The Insurance Apprentice gives you an opportunity to showcase your talent to the industry which makes you attractive to the insurance market but above all makes you attractive to your own organisation.The prize, being a trip to Lloyd’s of London, completely amazed me – the buzz, the traditions and the capacity to write risks was truly inspiring.”
“I think The Insurance Apprentice is a modern and relevant way to connect with a younger generation of professionals and attract them to the industry.”
“Our industry really is ALL about people and relationships and this initiative helps shine the focus on amazing talent and allow all the applicants to build networks and form lasting relationships.”
“I am a great believer and supporter of the concept to make a difference. Thank you for adding this item to the insurance educational agenda in South Africa and for making a positive contribution to our wonderful industry.”
“The Insurance Apprentice provides a valuable learning platform that could and likely be used in everyday lives in the insurance industry. The competition provides a different view of the insurance industry that it is not as boring as some people think it to be and that it is quite exciting and in fact, is seldom boring.”
“I think The Insurance Apprentice is a great learning concept as it combines theoretical learning, requiring candidates to take a position on issues, combined with action learning through application in a real/simulated context.”
“I have a keen interest in the development of the next generation of insurance and risk advisers and I really enjoyed being part of The Insurance Apprentice. It is interesting to see how different individuals develop and find their particular strengths over the course of the contest.”
“The Insurance Apprentice is an important media channel to promote young people in the industry who wish to excel.”
“I think The Insurance Apprentice is a great success. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase talent in the industry.”
“The concept of The Insurance Apprentice is one that generates interest. It is a great concept and one that is beneficial. I would encourage young industry participants to enter.”
“The Insurance Apprentice is a fantastic platform for identifying young talent that would bring fresh thinking into the building of a sustainable insurance industry and generating innovative ideas. ”