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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships in insurance and financial services are work-based training programmes that are an excellent and cost-effective way of developing new and existing staff. The video below highlights the key business benefits of taking on an apprentice.

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As the insurance and financial services professions looks to widen the talent pool from which they draw in order to secure the professionals of the future, Apprenticeships are playing an ever-increasing role. There remain many myths that surround apprenticeships, especially the perceived bureaucracy.

Our guide gives a picture of what is really involved when taking on an apprentice »

The guide covers a variety of topics, from what an apprenticeship offers through to the benefits of developing existing members of staff alongside hiring apprentice-level employees and what steps a firm needs to follow to make the initiative work.

The Chartered Insurance Institute has also published its 2013 Apprenticeships manifesto, a six-point plan to secure future growth in insurance and financial services Apprenticeships. Read the Apprenticeships manifesto »

You can find out more about the framework of apprenticeships here »

Three things to remember when it comes to apprenticeships …

  • Apprenticeships provide a cost effective way to develop new and existing staff. They are a valuable tool in securing future talent.
  • Apprenticeships provide the first step on the professional qualifications ladder. Most apprentices go on to study higher lever qualifications.
  • The CII is here to help. Email: discover@cii.co.uk