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01 July 2022 Myra Knoesen

With each week that passes, the contestants drop like flies while we get closer to finding the winner of The Insurance Apprentice Season 8.

With only eight contestants remaining, we are still on the quest to find that one contestant who will stand out from the rest and show up worthy of being the ambassador for this industry. But to tighten the ship, a few more contestants need to be thrown overboard!

This week’s episode, brought to you by Hollard Insure, presents challenges that will not only assess the contestant’s insurance knowledge, but will also test their resourcefulness to solve problems and their ability to empathise.

Barriers facing female truck drivers

Women account for only 1.2% of truck drivers in South Africa, compared with 7% in the United States and 20% in Australia. Interventions are needed to increase the pool of accredited female drivers and transform the trucking and logistics industry. It can also be argued that there are not enough safe truck stops on South African roads.  Not to mention the risks involved for female truck drivers travelling on our national routes. 

With judge Simon Colman, Nox Dlamini - Managing Director at XonRisk - and guest judges Elka du Piesanie, Bureau Operations Manager & Highway Heroes Campaign Manager at Hollard Insure in tow, each team was provided with a task.

A clear objective to implement

As the newly appointed Project Manager for a Truck Driver Road Safety NGO, with limited funding, and a clear objective to implement more safe truck stops on the N1 over the next five years, team one was tasked with outlining the top three challenges facing female truck drivers from a road safety perspective. How would they go about achieving such a mammoth task with limited time and funding?

Team two was tasked with outlining the main barriers facing female truck drivers when applying for truck driver roles in the South African transport sector. How would they address this stigma surrounding female truck drivers, especially when the transport companies (employers) themselves neglect to cater for female truck drivers by way of outdated company policies (maternity leave), little to no female facilities, and limited top management or co-worker support that stands to enable these ladies in the respective roles?

Which team understood their challenge better?

Watch it here

We would like to thank Hollard for sponsoring episode seven of The Insurance Apprentice 2022.

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Let us know who you think is most likely to be crowned The Insurance Apprentice 2022. Be sure to comment, like and share this episode. Be sure to tune in again, same time, same place, next week!


Prizes for the 2022 Season 

Winner

  • Lloyds of London: 1 year access to the Lloyd’s virtual mentorship platform; a GIBS short course to the value of R45 000 and a cash prize of R25 000
  • Tracker: R10 000 cash
  • Invuya Institute of Learning: R10 000 cash
  • Genasys: iPad
  • Paton Personnel: A Leadership Development Masterclass and Program boasting an analytical consultation and leadership toolkit session with a Leadership Mentor
  • AIG: Corporate photoshoot
  • Santam: A personalized hamper
  • IISA:  The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) is sponsoring the winner’s conference fee to attend the African Insurance Exchange (AIE) conference taking place virtually and live, at Sun City in July 

Top 4

  • IISA: The Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) is sponsoring the #top4’s conference fee to attend the African Insurance Exchange (AIE) conference taking place virtually and live, at Sun City in July 

Top 6

  • Paton Personnel: A Leadership Development Program boasting an analytical consultation and leadership toolkit session with a Leadership Mentor, valued at R20 000
  • AIG: Corporate photoshoot
  • Santam: A personalized hamper 

Top 12

  • Paton Personnel: A Leadership Development Program boasting an analytical consultation and leadership toolkit session with a Leadership Mentor, valued at R5000.
  • AIG: Corporate photoshoot
  • Santam: A personalized hamper

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If you are 35 or younger and have been working in the short-term insurance industry (any part of it) for four or more years, this is your chance. Take the step and apply... you have nothing to lose! Visit www.TheInsuranceApprentice.co.za for more information.

 

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