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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.

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.
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