Chaucer, the specialist Lloyd’s insurance group, was a proud supporter of the National Apprenticeship Week, sharing its apprentice success stories throughout the business and launching its 2016 Underwriting Apprenticeship Programme.
The National Apprenticeship Service coordinates the Week, from 14 to 18 March, which celebrates apprenticeships and their positive impact on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
Chaucer launched our Apprenticeship Programme in 2012, which offers on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain professional insurance qualifications. Rebecca Hill was one of our first Chaucer apprentices when she joined us after A’ levels to work as an Apprentice Claims Operations Assistant. Rebecca successfully completed our apprenticeship programme, achieving Level 3 in Providing Financial Services and Level 4 in General Insurance and has recently become ACII qualified. Bromley College, Chaucer’s training provider that helped deliver the apprenticeship programme also recognised Rebecca’s impressive progress, naming her their ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in 2014.
Rebecca Hill, Claims Operations Assistant at Chaucer said, “Joining Chaucer’s apprenticeship programme was definitely the right career choice for me. Working alongside Lloyd’s claims professionals has given me hands on experience and the confidence in my career choice that I would not have had if I had continued in higher education after leaving school.”
Chaucer is part of the Trailblazer group that has worked together to develop the Apprenticeship standard and high-level assessment approach. The new apprenticeship standards will be shorter, driven by employers and supported by professional bodies. We will be using the new standard for our 2016 Apprentice intake.
Catriona McCaughey, Talent & Development Consultant said, “We are always on the look-out for new talent at Chaucer and our apprenticeship programme is a great way for us to attract young, talented and enthusiastic employees, and to give them the hands on experience and academic support they need to succeed.”