Over the last few years, we have started to see a significant uptick in the use of apprenticeships throughout the workforce as increased demand for skilled workers and an influx of government funding have seen program participation skyrocket.
“Today, a place on The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is one of the most sought after in the country as it offers participants the unique opportunity to 'earn and learn' – gaining real work experience whilst earning a salary and working towards their third level degree (BA Hons in Insurance Practice). Businesses also benefit from the programme as they are offered the chance to bring on board a highly ambitious employee who is truly committed to forging a career for themselves within the industry. However, the workplaces we once knew have all endured great difficulties and change over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a challenge for all industries and the insurance sector is no exception. Business have had to adapt and adjust to this new world, updating strategies and policies to allow for more flexible and hybrid work situations”.
Apprenticeship programs continue to adapt to the ever-changing realities of COVID-19 and the unique challenges it brings to the hiring process. Though one thing has remained consistent throughout the industry, no matter the conditions setting up an apprentice with the support they need to succeed will help them later in their careers.
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