Announcing the winner

In the final episode (episode 8) of The Insurance Apprentice, sponsored by Innovation Group, we see Noxolo Dlamini, Marketer at Mirabilis Engineering Underwriting Managers announced as the winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2018 – at a star-studded event at The Venue in Sandton.

Samantha Baleson (Aon South Africa) came in third place, followed by Kutlwano Kgoebane (Aon South Africa) in second place, with the winner being announced as Dlamini.

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We would like to thank the Innovation Group for sponsoring the eighth episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2018.

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Make the best of the situation

The very entertaining guest speaker, Lucky du Plessis (radio presenter on 94.7), kept the audience busy with his life story and motivated the apprentices to always make the best of whatever situation they have been placed in.

During the evening Simon Colman, Executive Head: Digital Distribution at SHA Specialist Underwriters – aka Judge Dread, had the opportunity to explain the judging process. Rianet Whitehead, Editor of FAnews and the creator of The Insurance Apprentice, also had her chance to talk about what is clearly her passion. Kabelo Paile (winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2017) talked about the year that has been and what her experience at Lloyds of London was like.

A word of thanks

FAnews would like to thank Innosys, the main sponsor of the event and co-sponsors Auto & General, Chubb, Discovery Insure, Santam and SHA Specialist Underwriters.

We would also like to thank our prize sponsors Lloyds, Masifunde Training Centre, Inseta, the Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) and Tracker. The winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2018 will fly to London, in business class, for a week to visit Lloyds of London, sponsored Lloyds of London; the winner also received a bursary valued at R75 000 from Inseta and won a cash prize of R20 000 from Masifunde Training Centre. The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) is also sponsoring the winner to go to the Insurance Conference at Sun City in July 2018.

Masifunde Training Centre also sponsored two bursaries for the two runners up worth R27 000 each and Tracker South Africa sponsored prizes for the second and third places. Insure Group Managers also sponsored self-development books for the apprentices.

Our 2018 sponsors

We would like to thank all the sponsors for their sponsorship and support of The Insurance Apprentice 2018. Each and every one of you played a significant role in this initiative from the beginning. Without you, the series would not have been possible, and we cannot begin to say THANK YOU enough. We have had quite a few first time sponsors this year, which we are extremely grateful for, and are looking forward to getting even more first timers on board next year.

The sponsors are Aon South Africa, Auto & General, Chubb, Discovery Insure, Emerald Africa, FNB Insurance Brokers, FSB, Hollard, IISA, Innosys, Innovation Group, Inseta, Insure Group, Lloyds, Marsh Africa, Masifunde Training Centre, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Price Forbes, Santam, Sasria, SHA Specialist Underwriters and Tracker.

Congratulations in order

FAnews would like to congratulate Dlamini on winning the title of The Insurance Apprentice 2018 and all the finalists; Blessed Nxuseka (Discovery Insure), Gobusamang Motaung (AIG South Africa), Joseph Mngenela (InsuranceSupermarket Insurance Brokers), Karl Oftebro (Bay Union Insurance Brokers), Kutlwano Kgoebane (Aon South Africa), Samantha Baleson (Aon South Africa) and Venette Rust (RSAM Short Term Insurance Brokers) for undergoing tough challenges and for proving that they are the insurance industry’s young talent and cream of the crop.

Previous episodes

Did you miss one of The Insurance Apprentice episodes? Watch it:

  1. Episode one: sponsored by Aon South Africa
  2. Episode two: sponsored by Sasria
  3. Episode three: sponsored by Hollard
  4. Episode four: sponsored by Emerald Africa
  5. Episode five: sponsored by Marsh Africa
  6. Episode six: sponsored by Inseta
  7. Episode seven: sponsored by the FSB

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