#TIA2019 kicks off with a bang

Bringing in a whole new fresh approach with twists and turns, the audience is bound to find delight in the interesting surprises set in store for The Insurance Apprentice 2019.

On 19 January, Bryte Insurance hosted and sponsored a welcome dinner for the apprentices to officially celebrate the start of series five.

During the course of the evening one of the apprentices received a card which gave them the opportunity to be ‘safe’ for at least one episode with the proviso that the card has to be used within the first three tasks. The card was very aptly named the Reinstatement card. The fun part was that no one knew who got the card… but it did not stop all of them from wondering and guessing.

Going about the usual business

Filming of The Insurance Apprentice 2019 officially kicked off on 20 January at Old Mutual Insure in Sandton. A very special thank you to Old Mutual Insure for being incredible hosts.

The first episode, sponsored by Aon South Africa, sees the 2019 apprentices Colin Lunsky – HTI Insurance Brokers, Ditebogo Mokgalabone – Chubb Insurance, Gillian Riley – Santam, Jake Pennacchini – MUA Insurance Acceptances, Kishan Vanmali – Marsh, Mitesh Lakha – Discovery Insure, Palesa Mochane – Hollard and Reese Aron –Marsh, head to the first boardroom session of The Insurance Apprentice 2019.

Judge Simon Colman, Executive Head: Digital Distribution at SHA Specialist Underwriters – aka Judge Dread, joined by Kedi Maponyane, Managing Director at African Independent Brokers and guest judge Terence Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Aon South Africa, presents the first task with the requirements for the day.

Task one #revenuegrowth

Aon recently won the corporate account for a client in the retail industry. The task challenged the candidates to conduct a customer needs analysis that would identify gaps in the current corporate portfolio, with the aim of achieving profit, growth and continuity for the client’s business. The apprentices were required to present their strategy on how they would double the revenue for Aon by identifying the various cross sell and upsell opportunities available.

The winner of this task would walk away with a R10 000 cash prize. Did the apprentices ultimately convince the CEO and provide proper solutions? Did someone walk away R10 000 richer?

Watch episode one to find out and stand a chance to win R20 000 cash.

Thank you sponsors

We would like to thank Aon South Africa for sponsoring the first episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2019, Old Mutual Insure for being our hosts for the week, FNB Insurance Brokers for sponsoring accommodation for the apprentices and the Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS), for spoiling our apprentices each with a Samsung tablet and a wireless keyboard for them to carry out their work and tasks seamlessly.

As the apprentices checked into the FNB Conference and Learning Centre they were each treated to an array of goodies including a R1 000 Uber voucher, sponsored by Discovery Insure, a power bank sponsored by Chubb, and a laptop bag from King Price, filled with some unexpected surprises. Thank you to our awesome sponsors.

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Stay tuned

Stay tuned for episode two via the FAnews and The Insurance Apprentice websites, YouTube and Facebook.

Winner and runner up prizes

The winner of The Insurance Apprentice wins a trip to Lloyds of London, a R75 000 bursary from Inseta, a cash prize of R20 000 from GIFS, dinner in London to the value of R5 000 sponsored by Hogan Lovells, an Apple watch sponsored by Genasys Technologies and also R15 000 from Hollard. Thank you AIE conference organisers for sponsoring the winner of The Insurance Apprentice to go to the African Insurance Exchange at Sun City in July.

The runner up wins R10 000, sponsored by Tracker and a bursary from GIFS worth R27 500. Third place will also receive a bursary from GIFS worth R27 500.

Each of the eight apprentices will also receive a book ‘Everything you need to know about non-life insurance in South Africa’, written and sponsored by Gareth Stokes and Liz Still and motivational/business books sponsored by Insure Group.

The #Superfan competition

For every episode we have a question. Answer the superfan question, up to episode seven, to stand a chance to win R20 000. All the correct answers will go into a lucky draw and three people will be chosen to attend the announcement of the finale. At the finale we will have a lucky draw between the three people and one person will win R20 000 cash, sponsored by Constantia Insurance.

Each Friday, from 8 February to 22 March, watch the episode and visit https://theinsuranceapprentice.com/ to give us your answer.

Superfan question 

Which team won, in task one?

  • Palesa, Colin, Jake, Reese
  • Gillian, Mitesh, Kishan, Ditebogo
  • Kishan, Jake, Reese, Gillian

CPD hours

Earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for every episode you watch. Each episode will carry 1 CPD hour. Simply:

  1. Visit fanews.co.za;
  2. Click on the CPD tab;
  3. Register by filling in your personal details;
  4. Confirm your log-in details via email once you have registered;
  5. Log-in using your email and password;
  6. Click on the episode you wish to complete; read the article and
  7. Answer the multiple-choice questions related to each episode listed and click submit.

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