The Insurance Apprentice takes four

Filming of The Insurance Apprentice 2018 took place at the FNB Conference and Learning Centre last week and as always our host sponsor, FNB Insurance, went out of their way to make this week one to remember.

Filming these episodes is always an enriching experience and the reality is that viewers are in for a big treat this year as new twists and turns are set to bring in a whole new ball game for the apprentices; from contestants to personalities, to judges and tasks.

We could see that the camera training (sponsored by Insure Group Managers) the apprentices took part in, in November, really worked as the apprentices were fairly comfortable in front of the cameras.

The X Factor

The fourth series sees eight apprentices; Blessed Nxuseka, Gobusamang Motaung, Joseph Mngenela, Karl Oftebro, Kutlwano Kgoebane, Noxolo Dlamini, Samantha Baleson, and Venette Rust competing against each other in an intense five day learning experience, to be crowned the winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2018.

The winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2018 will fly to London, in business class, for a week to visit Lloyds of London; the winner will also receive a bursary valued at R75 000 from INSETA and win 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.

Twists and turns

Like the previous series, the apprentices faced a challenging week of tasks and intense grilling from the panellists, as they try to mark their spot and prove that they are the best. Tasks were extremely tough this year which made the learning experience so much more intense.

Added to this, and setting the bar higher, the elimination process is very different to the one last year. A few apprentices, not just two, see the harsh judgment from ‘Judge Dread’ aka Simon Colman, as they face elimination possibly on day one, two, three or four.

The fun part is that the cat cannot be let out of the bag. Or rather, the beans cannot be spilled as the judges only determine who will be leaving on the day they deem necessary, which is all the more reason for you, the viewer, to watch the series.

Filming took place from 7 to 12 January 2018. The series will be aired early 2018 via the FAnews and The Insurance Apprentice websites, YouTube and Facebook.

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Proud supporters

In making The Insurance Apprentice 2018 a reality and assisting FAnews in changing even more lives, we wish to thank all the sponsors who have supported and committed themselves to this initiative. The official sponsors for The Insurance Apprentice 2018 are:

Platinum sponsors

FNB Insurance Brokers, Inseta

Gold sponsors

Aon South Africa, Emerald Risk Transfer, Financial Services Board (FSB), Hollard, Insure Group, Innovation Group, Lloyds of London, Marsh, Masifunde Training Centre, SHA Specialist Underwriters, Sasria

Silver sponsors

Innosys, Price Forbes, Santam

Bronze sponsor

Chubb, Discovery Insure, IISA, Norton Rose Fulbright, Tracker, Auto & General

Editor’s Thoughts

It officially started! Up, up and away… to bigger and better; let’s see what this series has in store and who will be crowned winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2018. If you have any questions please comment below, interact with us on Twitter at @fanews_online or email me – myra@fanews.co.za

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