CII & PFS Apprenticeship Awards: 2023 winners announced
03 October 2023
28 November 2023
The CII and PFS have announced the winners of their inaugural Apprenticeship Awards, celebrating the achievements of exceptional apprentices from across the UK in seven different categories, with cash prizes of up to £1000, funded by the Education and Training Trust.
The entry criteria require an explanation of how the nominee has made a positive contribution to their profession and wider society, with reference to a quantifiable accomplishment, creativity and innovation, and Standards, Professionalism and Trust, consistent with the strapline of the two professional membership bodies. The CII and PFS are strong advocates for the role of apprenticeships in the insurance and personal finance sectors, and offer the Aspire Apprenticeship programme as a way to encourage their uptake amongst employers.
Russell Higginbotham, President of the CII, said: “I would like to congratulate this year’s Apprenticeship Award winners, who should all be very proud of what they have achieved. All the entrants have demonstrated the value they can bring to the insurance and personal finance professions, and I know the CII and PFS are looking forward to assisting in their further development over coming years.”
Anthony Ward, President of the PFS, said: “The entries we received for these inaugural CII and PFS awards have been phenomenal. It is hugely encouraging to see the depth of talent coming into our professions, I’m delighted that we are able to recognise all their hard work and achievements through these awards.”
The CII and PFS Apprenticeship Awards are open to all apprentices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. CII qualifications must have been completed as part of the apprenticeship standards and frameworks. Nominations are welcome from employers, training providers, and apprentices themselves.
List of winners
Insurance Practitioner Apprentice of the year Winner: George Worby, Daines Kapp Insurance Broker
Insurance Practitioner Apprentice of the Year Highly Commended: Katie Kent, AXA Health & Rosie Gospage, Brit Insurance
Insurance Professional Apprentice of the Year Winner: Ryan McAllister, esure Insurance
Insurance Professional Apprentice of the Year Highly Commended: Dave Hamer, Willis Towers Watson & Chris Allatt, Gallagher Re
Senior Insurance Professional Apprentice of the Year Winner: Joseph Bryant, Marsh Mclennan
Financial Services Administrator Apprentice of the Year Winner: Roxanne Hill, Jane Smith Financial Planning Limited
Financial Services Administrator Apprentice of the Year Highly Commended: Bill Boote, St James's Place
Financial Advisor Apprentice of the Year Winner: Emmelia Powell, Premier Wealth Solutions
Mortgage Advisor Apprentice of the Year: Daniel Jones, Hayden Kilkelly IFA Ltd
Paraplanner Apprentice of the Year: Heidi Wozniak, Wise Investment