TIA2021 is back… and its LIVE, making history!

02 July 2021 Myra Knoesen


Its back…

TIA2021 is officially back, after a year, bringing you something new, something exciting and something that is bound to blow your mind away.

We are, after all, in the new normal. But instead of fitting in, we choose to stand out!

Making history, with a first of its kind in our industry, we adapted and we reshaped, and we bring you, our viewers and followers, what you have come to love over the years… which is young contestants under pressure and in front of a camera, but this time around its live… yes, you heard us right, its LIVE!

So, be prepared to immerse yourself in a virtual experience like never before.

TIA2021 game format

Bringing you something different, the first four episodes of The Insurance Apprentice, consisting of 4 groups, are in the form of a quiz – with right and wrong answers. Two contestants from each of these groups will be chosen, giving us a Top 10 who will then go onto the next round.

Episode five to eight will see the Top 10 complete the harder and more complicated tasks that will ultimately give us the winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2021.

Keep up with the leader board to see who is in the top ranking.

Rankings matter on a leaderboard

The leaderboard usually lists the best scores of a round and rankings matter!

Well in this case, rankings were the be-all-end-all … no substitutes or alternatives could take its place, apart from the fact that a whole game can change, based on the random knowledge of one person.

Rapid risk

Posed with right and wrong answers, episode 1 of The Insurance Apprentice 2021, sponsored by Aon South Africa, saw Group 1 take part in the ‘Rapid Risk’ preliminary round.

Multiple choice questions (sponsor, insurance and FAIS related questions) were presented to the contestants, and each contestant who chose the correct answer the fastest, got points and moved up the leaderboard. If they got an answer wrong, they lost points… got given the heave-ho and were booted off the competition.

In the case of a draw, contestants were taken into the sudden death round. Five contestants who got the most correct answers moved on to the next round.

Write off

With the opportunity to be questioned directly by Simon Colman, Business Head of Digital and Financial Lines at SHA Risk Specialists, in game two, the five contestants were posed 10 questions, with only 10 seconds to answer… the two contestants with the most correct answers made it into the Top 10. The remainder went home.

See who made it to the Top 10, from Group 1.

Watch it here

We would like to thank Aon South Africa for sponsoring episode one of The Insurance Apprentice 2021.

  1. To watch the episode on YouTube, click HERE
  2. To watch it on the website click HERE
  3. To watch it on Facebook, click HERE


Can we just remind you of the prizes that are at stakes?

The WINNER wins:

  • 1 year access to the Lloyd’s virtual mentorship platform; Introduction to Lloyd’s virtual seminar (value R2000); Sponsorship of a unit module of the winner’s choice at the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) in the UK (value R3000) or R3000 paid directly to CII if the course exceeds R3000; Sponsorship of a Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) short course of the winner’s choice (value R50 000) or R50 000 paid directly to GIBS if the course exceeds R50 000; and cash prize of R20 000, sponsored by Lloyd’s of London;
  • A bursary worth R75 000 at any public university, sponsored by Inseta;
  • R10 000 CASH from Tracker;
  • R30 000 CASH from Auto & General;
  • A Garmin watch from Genasys;
  • The winner attends the African Insurance Exchange (AIE) conference; and
  • A one year coaching and mentoring package to the value of (R30 000) sponsored by Ultraverse Consulting.

The TOP 3 win:

  • A hospitality prize package, sponsored by Bryte Insurance; and
  • A 6-month coaching package to the value of (R18 000), sponsored by Ultraverse Consulting.

The TOP 10 win:

  • AIG is sponsoring a professional photoshoot for the TOP 10;
  • Each of the 10 contestants will receive a gift bag filled with goodies, from Santam.
  • Simply Financial Services is sponsoring vouchers to the value of R1000 for Bathu; and 
  • A coaching package to the value of (R8 000), sponsored by Ultraverse Consulting.

What’s not to like? So many giveaways for the winner, Top 3 and Top 10, plus a whopping R60 000 in CASH! 


Apply for TIA 2022

TIA 2022 is open… enter, enter, enter! If you are younger than 35 and have been working in the short term insurance industry for four or more years then this is your chance.

Take the step and apply… you have nothing to lose!




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