The apprenticeship scheme, which has been kick-started in response to the government's insurance growth action plan, was heralded at the CII's Aldermanbury headquarters by the institute, the Association of British Insurers, the British Insurance Brokers' Association, Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise Matthew Hancock MP, and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton.
The insurance scheme was launched at start of National Apprenticeships: "National Apprenticeships Week aims to showcase the diversity and value of apprenticeship qualifications so I'm pleased to be able to launch this initiative from one of our most important industries. It demonstrates how apprenticeships have an important role to play in every sector of the economy, including ones which might not traditionally have employed apprentices.
"Apprenticeships provide the opportunity for thousands of young people to earn while they learn; gaining a valuable qualification and experience of work in an industry."
At LJM we have recruited four apprentices in the last few years and see this trend continuing with the business model we have in place. We’re therefore delighted that the industry as a whole now appreciates the value of apprentices.