This morning the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) hosted a breakfast briefing for senior HR and L&D specialists across the insurance sector to provide guidance and share good practice on how to maximise the opportunities presented by the Government’s approach to apprenticeships.
The CII has partnered with experts, employers and policymakers to develop a package of support for firms of all sizes across the profession. This includes accessible practical guidance, CII accreditation for apprenticeship training providers and a dedicated helpline in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service.
Keynote speaker at the event, Dame Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s and President of the CII, said: "Attracting a new generation of technologically savvy professionals will be crucial to our success in meeting the future needs of a more diverse and demanding group of customers across the world whether it be for insurance or financial advice. We have a unique opportunity through the apprenticeship levy to attract new talent to our sector, as well as to invest in the development of the talent we already have.”
Sian Fisher, Chief Executive of the CII, said: “Apprenticeships are now an integral part of how our profession attracts, develops and retains talent. We remain steadfastly committed to working with policymakers, to ensure the needs of all firms in our sector are taken into consideration. To make the best of the opportunity the levy provides, firms need to consider apprenticeships as part of their talent and wider business strategies, enabling businesses to future-proof their long-term success. We will continue to work with providers to support firms achieve this and bring new talent to our profession.”
Sue Husband, Director of National Apprenticeship Service, commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the CII to promote apprenticeships to employers. At the moment there is a wealth of opportunities for employers to get on board with apprenticeships, from working as part of a trailblazer group on new apprenticeship standards to optimising the use of their apprenticeship levy. With a growing number of options at higher levels across financial services, HR and IT; there is no better time to consider apprenticeships to train existing staff or recruit fresh talent into your business.”
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