The Singapore College of Insurance's (SCI) Insurance Management Associate Programme (iMAP)/International Insurance Programme (IIP) closing award ceremony was held in London in June.
More than 20 students of the SCI graduated at the event, which marked the completion of their ACII qualifications with a two-week study programme, combining comprehensive curriculum plenary sessions and practical hands-on workshops delivered by a diverse panel of London experts.
The SCI is a not-for-profit professional training and education body that aims to raise technical competencies and expand the pool of professionally qualified practitioners, to support Singapore's growth as an international financial hub.
Karine Kam, CEO of the SCI, said: "The programme is an amazing opportunity for these young students to be based in London and learn from top experts who have so much experience to share. Insurance is a globalised business -- wherever they go, they will understand it is about risk, consumers, data, profiling and trust.
"I tell them to never stop learning, stay humble and never be afraid to ask questions. Their theory has given them the 'what' and now they are learning the 'why'."
Graduate and CII goodwill ambassador, Jeremy Chia, said: "I really liked the structured learning of the programme. It is very unique, you do not get it in any other industry in Singapore -- so it was a fantastic way to fast-track my career.
"Through iMAP we do rotations so we are exposed to different lines, which is great experience. For me, the one that stood out was technology. I am now pursuing my post-graduate masters in information technology, specialising in financial technology. With AI, driverless cars [and] blockchain, it is a very exciting time to be in insurance."