Apprenticeships are a valuable way of developing new and
existing talent. Our guide to getting started shows that it isn't
as difficult as you might think.
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 CII's
"Guide to getting started" provides employers with everything they
need to know about apprenticeships.
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
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
These include identifying where an apprentice would fit in to
the existing business structure, seeking a suitable training
provider to help manage the process and arrange funding, methods of
recruitment, induction processes, implementing plans to help
develop apprentice skills and knowledge and providing regular
forums for feedback and evaluation.
The guide also provides details of the Trailblazer process which
is changing apprenticeships in England and the apprenticeship levy
(which comes into force in 2017).
Case studies of successful apprentices in both financial
planning and insurance broking are included in our guide.
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
- Apprenticeships provide the first step on the professional
qualifications ladder. Most apprentices go on to study higher lever
- The CII is here to help. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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