Surge in insurance apprenticeships
New figures from the CII show a 50% increase in technical insurance apprenticeship starts since 2013.
With National Apprenticeship Week shining a light on the world of apprenticeships, this result illustrates the insurance profession's growing commitment to the programme and follows significant effort from employers in designing new standards, via the trailblazer initiative.
As the pre-eminent professional body for insurance, the CII is continuing to support the profession in its desire to take on more apprentices through the creation of the 'CII Apprenticeships Unit' and the promotion of insurance careers through our Discover Risk initiative.
Sian Fisher, CEO of the CII, said: "It is hugely encouraging that more and more employers are realising the benefits insurance apprenticeships can bring to their business, and to the profession as a whole. What is most pleasing is that we have seen this increase ahead of the 2017 apprenticeship levy. As firms wrestle with the introduction of trailblazers and the levy, many have just got on with it and started their own schemes.
"The CII, as recognised experts in supporting and promoting insurance apprenticeships, continues to work hard to ensure that our profession makes the most of what apprenticeships have to offer."