Jeremy Chia and Edwin Choo, both underwriting assistants at Aspen Insurance have each achieved their ACII designation in under a year.
Each of them are graduates selected to be part of Singapore's flagship talent development programme -- Insurance management associate programme (iMAP). It is a structured fast-track talent programme that offers the management associates (MAs) valuable industry-experience through various cross-functional rotations, mentorship, international exposure and special activities.
Mr Chia said he believed that the educational resources and support from the Singapore College of Insurance (SCI) have placed him in a very unique position where students can see how academic knowledge transpires in daily work as an underwriting assistant at Aspen.
He added: "I believe it is the fruition of the faith my lecturers and industry-mentors have placed in me; and my personal commitment to do the best I can in what I do- through persistence, perseverance and tenacity."
Mr Choo said: "Completing the ACII designation within 10 months is more a matter of conscientiously putting aside time away from work to complete the assignments."
"It also helped that I had strong support from my colleagues who were readily available to discuss or expound on more technical aspects of the assignments."
Jeremy Chia (Left) and Edwin Choo Right)