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Apprentices delve into the art of risk assessment

18 March 2016 Myra Knoesen

Behind the scenes

Before we start sharing details of the next episode, we would like to remind you that we try our very best to give you, the viewer, the best of the series that we can. In pointing this out, do remember that you see 30 minutes of a whole day of action and you might very often not get to see critical footage where apprentices do or say things that put them at an advantage or disadvantage.

We simply cannot include all the detail from personal footage of judge’s and apprentice’s input and feedback but we hope that we give you enough to have a clear idea of what happened throughout the day.

For us it was critical to make The Insurance Apprentice an educational series so that people can learn from this and we believe that we have managed to get that right.

With half of the tasks for The Insurance Apprentice 2016 complete, the competition remains intense as the apprentices head to the finish line. Also a reminder that there will be no more eliminations for the last two tasks.

Throughout the episodes the audience has been captivated by these young industry professionals as they tried to mark their spot as the winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2016.

Announcing the winner

This year, the 2016 Insurance Apprentice winner announcement will be made at a function on 14 April in which three top candidates will be chosen out of the final six apprentices and a winner will be announced.

We are also giving five people a chance to join us for the announcement of The Insurance Apprentice winner on the evening of 14 April. To stand a chance, just tell us what you enjoy most about The Insurance Apprentice series. You can email your answer to mailto:info@theinsuranceapprentice.co.za. Five people will be selected and the winners will be contacted personally. The competition closes on Friday 1 April 2016.

Ever changing risk landscape

In the fifth episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2016 readers can watch the apprentices in action as they head out to a factory, Just X Branding Solutions, in Roodepoort to identify, evaluate, and mitigate risk for task four.

Heading out for the very first time, thanks to Hollard, the apprentices were safely taken to the factory and back in Hollard’s funky purple and orange branded buses.

The task for the day, sponsored by Hollard Insurance, set the tone for The Insurance Apprentice as the apprentices were placed at the very foot of insurance and what it entails.

The contestants assumed the role of Risk Assessors for the purpose of preparing a risk report. They were required to inspect the unique and complex risk environment using a survey questionnaire, to identify the risks and suggest how best to mitigate the risks.

During the visit, two Risk Surveyors where available for each team to conduct infrared scanning and other assessments with the teams. Using Hollard’s Broker App, the Risk Surveyors took pictures and captured data which would later be utilised by the apprentices during their task preparations and presentations to the ‘insurer’.

Justin Naylor, HBM Exco Member at Hollard, and guest judge for the task accompanied the apprentices to the factory to keep a watchful eye on them and acted as mentor to assist them if they had any questions.

Team one, known as Resilient Risk Surveyors consisted of Alicia Narainsamy, Celina Bhimaand Unathi Ntengo. And team two, known as #RiskMustFall, consisted of Andre Brooks, Chris Caalsen and Karabo Kopeka.

Watch it here

Surely the apprentices missed a few hidden objects and surprises at the factory. Which team took the various issues into consideration? Which team totally missed the plot?

Hear the verdict and what Judge Theo had to say in episode five ‘Risk Assessment’: part 1 and part 2.

Also check out Hollard’s footage of the site visit to the factory.

Proud supporters

This year the official sponsors are ACE Insurance South Africa, Aon South Africa, Centriq Insurance, CN&CO, FNB Insurance Brokers,Hollard, Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA), Innovation Group, Inseta, Insure Group, Lloyds of London, Marsh Africa, Milpark, MUA,Norton Rose Fulbright, Price Forbes, PWV Insurance Brokers, Sasria, Smashbox South Africa and Stalker Hutchison Admiral (SHA).

The winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2016 will walk away with a fantastic prize of a trip to Lloyds of London, sponsored by Lloyds of London and a bursary, sponsored by Inseta, to further their studies. Three of the eight participants will also get the privilege of being sponsored online short-courses from the list of available courses across Milpark Education.

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