Claims Apprentice 2019

Claims Apprentice 2019

Supporting young talent in the insurance sector, in association with Insurance Post.

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 delighted to be launching in partnership with Insurance Post.

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.

The Claims Apprentice will provide opportunities for learning and a platform for future career development for those in the formative years of their careers; and being able to support that is something that we take very seriously at Kennedys. We are very pleased to be part of this fun and exciting initiative.

Nick Thomas, Senior Partner

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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, 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.

You can stay up to speed with this first ever series of The Claims Apprentice via the updates on this page or by following our Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook pages.

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    • 21 March 2019

      The second episode in the Claims Apprentice video series - The Debate - is now available, and can be viewed on our partner's, Insurance Post, website. View the second episode here. It will be available to view from this Claims Apprentice hub page, on our website, from Tuesday 26 March.

    • 19 March 2019

      The opening episode in the six-part video series is now available to view below, and on this News page.  In this episode we meet the six candidates who will be vying to be crowned Claims Apprentice 2019 and find out more about them, their aspirations for the competition and the team names they decide on.

    • 14 February 2019

      The first few days of filming have been completed around Kennedys' London office where we've welcomed a guest judge from Inclusion@Lloyd's, and the six finalists have met Kennedys' own Alan Sugar, Senior Partner Nick Thomas.

      See pictures on our Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

    • 1 February 2019

      After short-listing 30 talented candidates for interview, we are pleased to announce the six successful claims professionals have been selected for the first series of Claims Apprentice: Dominic Dawkiw from RSA, Laura Eccles from Ecclesiastical, Simerjit Kaur from Allianz Insurance, Tosin Omosebi from QBE, Alex Riley from Zurich Insurance and Verity Ross from Zurich Insurance.

      Find out more about the candidates here.

    • 8 - 10 January 2019

      Interviews of shortlisted applicants from around the UK took place in our offices in London and Manchester to find the six finalists who will compete to be Claims Apprentice 2019.  Watch our short video below to hear from Jonathan Swift, Content Director at Insurance Post and Ben Gilbey, HR Advisor at Kennedys on the interview process and candidates, plus what comes next for the six finalists.

    • 3 January 2019

      Find out more about a career in claims and significant influences in this Q&A with Nick Thomas, Senior Partner at Kennedys, who will be taking on the role of Alan Sugar to help decide the eventual winner of the Claims Apprentice 2019.

    • 17 December 2018

      Applications have now closed for the Claims Apprentice 2019, and interviews will take place in our London and Manchester offices, and via Skype, in January to select the final six candidates.
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      ind out more about the next steps here.

    • 12 December 2018

      With just five days until the application deadline for Claims Apprentice 2019 (17 December) our partner Insurance Post explain in this blog post the application process and the benefits for you or your company in getting involved.

    • November 2018