A new programme supported by the CII aims to increase the diversity of those looking to get into insurance
In recent years, the insurance industry has worked hard to increase its appeal to students, raising awareness of the variety of professional careers on offer. Pioneering initiatives such as Discover Risk and London Insurance Life have been successful in increasing diversity in applications for entry-level positions.
Our next challenge is to level out the playing field for applicants and provide support through the recruitment process to those who do not benefit from pre-existing industry connections.
Into Insurance is an employability programme designed to do just that. The programme provides assistance to individuals without the advantage of an industry network, looking to enter the insurance industry.
Delegates who meet specific eligibility criteria will be invited to attend a three-day training programme hosted at the CII offices. The programme will give them skills to help them navigate the recruitment process, as well as key industry knowledge and understanding what is often expected by employers recruiting at the entry level.
Following the training programme, all delegates will receive one-to-one coaching and will be paired with a buddy working within the industry.
The programme, which will be delivered three times during the course of 2019, is fully funded by corporate sponsors committed to increasing diversity within the industry. We would like to thank the Worshipful Company of Insurers Charitable Trust, Liberty Specialty Markets, Lockton Companies and Tindall Riley, which have already signed up to support the programme.
Into Insurance has been established by Samantha Ridgewell ACII and Anna Wright FCIPD. Using their extensive knowledge and experience of developing young professionals in the industry, Samantha and Anna will empower delegates with the tools and confidence to launch successful careers in insurance.
If you would like to find out more or are interested in being a corporate sponsor or buddy, please email: