Are you looking to make a mark?

27 June 2019 Myra Knoesen

“Reality is irrelevant, perception is everything.” - Terry Goodkind

English writer and philosopher, Aldous Huxley, once said there are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Many people perceive the insurance industry as boring…. well they are wrong, and this is where The Insurance Apprentice comes in!

Showcasing our industry

The Insurance Apprentice is all about skills development as eight young individuals’ complete tasks, and at the same time showcase the exciting and fun side of the industry, while being filmed. The aim is to excite more young people about what our industry has to offer, what the benefits are and how many growth opportunities there are.

As many of the previous contestants will agree, The Insurance Apprentice gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself, to grow on a personal and professional level and showcase what you are all about. To top it all off the competition offers excellent prizes.

Why should you enter?

Why should young people enter the competition? Kabelo Paile, Winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2017 said, “I think every young person in the industry should enter the competition because it will elevate your career, knowledge and exposure into the industry, and this is what every young person needs in order to actively take control of their career.”

“I would definitely recommend having a shot at the competition. While the prizes are great, the experience and the learning are even more memorable,” added Roxanne Griffiths, Winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2015.

Nox Dlamini, Winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2018 said, “I would advise my fellow Millennials to enter The Insurance Apprentice because there is no other platform for young professionals to shine within the industry. If you are in insurance today, this is a no-brainer: enter, enter, enter!”

“The exposure is priceless and if you are looking to make a mark, then this may be your platform. It will further your career, give you untold amounts of exposure and allow senior people in the industry to take note and see you as an asset to the industry,” emphasised Colin Lunsky, Winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2019.

Andre Brooks, Winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2016 mentioned that, “The exposure provided by The Insurance Apprentice certainly enhanced my credibility as an insurance professional, not only internally, but with the industry at large.”

Awaken new possibilities

A shift in our perception and interpretation enables us to break old habits and awaken new possibilities. May these quotes inspire you to not perceive the world as it is, but as it can be - David Simon. 

The winner of The Insurance Apprentice stands a chance to win a trip of a lifetime, cash, a bursary and so much more! If we haven’t convinced you yet we remind you that in addition to promoting and recognising talent, the exposure provided by The Insurance Apprentice is immeasurable. 

You can enter if: 

  • You are younger than 35
  • Have been in the short term insurance industry (any part of it) for more than four years
  • You preferably hold some form of short term insurance studies or qualification 

If you think you have what it takes to be the next Insurance Apprentice, then why not take a chance and apply. Entries for The Insurance Apprentice 2020 close on 30 August 2019. If you meet the criteria, visit, fill out your application form and submit it. 

So, get the ball rolling… apply! 

If you have been chosen to go through to the second round, you will be notified mid-September. Read more about the process here.

Editor’s Thoughts:
It is hard to believe preparations are underway for series six of The Insurance Apprentice already because it feels like just yesterday, when Rianet took to stage at The Insurance Conference at Sun City to launch The Insurance Apprentice. Looking back, so many exciting elements have been added to the mix, from CPD to the Superfan competition… up, up and away, to bigger and better let’s see what this series has in store. If you have any questions please comment below, interact with us on Twitter at @fanews_online or email me -


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