#Insurance… a career of choice

15 March 2019 Myra Knoesen



#Insurance… a career of choice

It has been weeks filled with challenging and exciting tasks as the apprentices rally through their second last task for The Insurance Apprentice 2019. Having said goodbye to eliminated apprentice, Jake Pennacchini, the race to the finish line is getting intense.

Part of The Insurance Apprentice series is to showcase insurance as a career of choice to a bigger audience. Occupations in the insurance industry are not seen as a first choice for many people and most people end up in the industry 'by accident'.

We would like to thank Inseta for sponsoring the sixth episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2019.


Task six #acareerininsurance

In episode six, task six, sponsored by Inseta, the apprentices have the opportunity to influence a mix of grade 11 and 12 learners at Florida Park High School, a public school situated in the West Rand, Johannesburg, to join the insurance industry.

The apprentices were tasked with sharing some detail around two of the scarce and critical occupations in the insurance industry, namely an insurance broker and an underwriter.

Their task involved some background research into the above occupations and designing a poster portraying the chosen career, with a progression plan of how one can become a broker or underwriter. They had to give a brief introduction to the students on what the occupation/job is all about, why the occupation is scarce or critical to the insurance industry, what subjects one needs to complete in school and what qualification a person requires in university or college to enter this occupation.

Did they win the learners over and cover the required mandate set out by Judge Simon, Judge Kedi and guest Judge Adeline Singh, Manager in the Office of the CEO?


The CPD factor

Please note there is no CPD hour attached to this episode. Therefore, there will be no questionnaire or article on for this episode, but it is definitely worth the watch! You will feel quite positive about our industry after watching this episode.


The #Superfan competition
For every episode of The Insurance Apprentice, we have a question. Answer the SuperFan question, up to episode seven, to stand a chance to win R20 000, sponsored by Constantia Insurance. Simply visit and answer the question in the chat box bottom right of the screen.


Superfan question

Which school did the apprentices go to?

  • Florida Park High School
  • Florida Primary School
  • Laerskool Florida

Winner and runner up prizes


The winner of The Insurance Apprentice wins a trip to Lloyds of London, a R75 000 bursary from Inseta, a cash prize of R20 000 from GIFS, dinner in London to the value of R5 000 sponsored by Hogan Lovells, an Apple watch sponsored by Genasys Technologies and also R15 000 from Hollard. Thank you AIE conference organisers for sponsoring the winner of The Insurance Apprentice to go to the African Insurance Exchange at Sun City in July.

The runner up wins R10 000, sponsored by Tracker and a bursary from GIFS worth R27 500. Third place will also receive a bursary from GIFS worth R27 500.

Each of the eight apprentices will also receive a book 'Everything you need to know about non-life insurance in South Africa', written and sponsored by Gareth Stokes and Liz Still.  

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