Claims Apprentice 2020
Supporting young talent in the insurance sector, in association with Insurance Post.
- 2019 inaugural series
- 2020 second series
- 6 finalists
- 1 winner
Kennedys is committed to supporting and developing young talent in the insurance sector; the next generation of industry leaders.
So, we are proud to again be a key partner in the Claims Apprentice initiative, having helped ensure that the inaugural 2019 series was so successful.
By putting our values centre stage, we empower our people to deliver the very best work and reach their full potential. Underpinning our values is our commitment to supporting the younger generation, through initiatives such as our own apprenticeship programme, which we operate across our legal and business services teams, and also in supporting the development of young talent in organisations for which we work.
The Claims Apprentice, designed to unearth and help up-and-coming individuals working in the claims market, is an exciting initiative that resonates with these values, and in going that little bit further for our clients and the market, and one that we are very pleased to be in partnership with Insurance Post on once again.
This innovative six-episode video series, showcasing six young claims professionals completing tasks related to the challenges the claims market currently faces, is based on the BBC show ‘The Apprentice’. With insurance and claims deeply ingrained in every office globally, we are confident that the six finalists involved in this inaugural Claims Apprentice series will benefit from our knowledge of the market, standing them in good stead for their future career development.
To find out more, and to apply, please visit the Insurance Post Claims Apprentice 2020 event site.
And watch this space for further information.
Being able to support the development of young talent is something that we take very seriously at Kennedys. I am excited to be part of the second series of this enormously positive and successful initiative, and am looking forward to seeing how the finalists grow during the process and ultimately deciding who deserves to be crowned the winner.
Suzanne Liversidge, Managing Partner
Kennedys is committed to supporting and developing the younger generation of claims professionals in the insurance industry. This initiative complements our annual involvement with the British Insurance Awards (BIA), through our continued sponsorship of the ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ award category, our sponsorship of the 'Rising Star' award at the Insurance Post Claims Awards this year, and reinforces our dedication to the development of the next generation of leaders in the insurance sector. This also aligns with our own award-winning Apprenticeship programme.
- Insurance Post's 'Claims Apprentice 2020 – sign up now to take part in series two'
- Kennedys' Apprenticeship programme
Insurance Post, in association with Kennedys, has formally launched the 2020 series of Claims Apprentice, with the uploading of two podcasts, produced by the competing teams, to Post’s platform.
Please have a listen and recommend others to listen as well, as the most popular podcast will win this task for the team that produced it.
Climate change and its impact on the insurance industry
Team KDA discuss climate change and its impact on the insurance industry.
Future of Work and its impact on the insurance industry
Team Empower discuss the future of work and its impact on the insurance industry.
14 August 2020
Episode 6: 'The interviews' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this, the final, episode the candidates are interviewed by Kennedys’ Global Managing Partner, Suzanne Liversidge, who finds out what they have each learned from the experience and why they feel they deserve to win the competition. Suzanne then decides who deserves to be crowned the 2020 Claims Apprentice.
12 August 2020
Episode 5: 'Cyber challenge' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this penultimate episode the apprentices are tasked with either recording a short video or designing a poster to warn SMEs of the risks of remote working and the increased potential threat to employees.
6 August 2020
Episode 4: 'Insurtech challenge' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this episode, teams Empower and KDA are tasked with coming up with an idea for an insurtech start-up, that offers a solution linked with future mobility.
30 July 2020
Episode 3: 'Podcast challenge (part 2)' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this episode, which is the continuation of episode two, teams Empower and KDA move on to recording their podcasts – Empower on the subject of the ‘Future of work’ and KDA on ‘Climate change’.
28 July 2020
Episode 2: 'Podcast challenge (part 1)' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this episode teams Empower and KDA are both challenged to plan, create, prepare and record a podcast, based on a different topical subject each.
23 July 2020
Episode 1: The opening episode - 'Meet the teams' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this episode we meet the six candidates who will be vying to be crowned Claims Apprentice 2020 and find out a little bit more about them, their aspirations for the competition and the team names they decide on.
The series will be airing on Insurance Post soon, with tasks taking place both in-person and virtually. So stay tuned to see who will be crowned the Claims Apprentice winner!
Due to the onset of the Covid-19 lockdown we have had to adapt our timetable. More information will follow once we have finalised our revised plan to complete the recording of the series.
12 February 2020
Unfortunately bad weather has impacted the Claims Apprentice filming schedule. Some of the candidates were adversely affected by Storm Ciara, with transport issues meaning they were not able to travel to London. We’ll update you once things are back on track.
10 February 2020
We are pleased to announce the six successful claims professionals selected for this year's series of Claims Apprentice: Daniel Brant from UIA Mutual, Alexandra Francis from AXA Insurance, Isaac Fuente from Nexus Underwriting, Kelly Huddleston from Covea Insurance, Kayleigh Lawson from Zurich Insurance and Taylor McTaggart from Zurich Insurance. Find out more about the candidates here.
17 January 2020
Interviews of shortlisted applicants from around the UK took place this week online and in our London and Manchester offices to find the six finalists who will be competing to become Claims Apprentice 2020.
20 December 2019
Applications are now closed for Claims Apprentice 2020. Interviews will take place in our London and Manchester offices, and via Skype, in January to select our final six candidates.
Applications open for Claims Apprentice 2020 candidates - read here for further information on eligibility, what's involved and how to apply