A race to the finish line for the final six apprentices

With the second task of The Insurance Apprentice 2016 done and dusted, the race to the finish line for the final six apprentices has now begun as we witnessed the second apprentice’s elimination.

With pressure on, the apprentices continue to face hurdles as they continue with the final three tasks.

Product development

In the fourth episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2016, viewers see the apprentices headed to the boardroom where Judge Theo, and his fellow panel members Vuyo Lee and guest judge Thokozile Ntshiqa, Sasria Executive Manager: Stakeholder Management, deliberated on the third task and their expectations of the assigned teams.

The third task, sponsored by Sasria, saw the apprentices faced with a completely different task as they put on their thinking caps to develop a product for a very specific target market.

As these creative minds came together, the apprentices set off to develop a product that covers spaza shop owners. Readers get a glimpse of their skilful persuasion at play.

As Ntshiqa and Lee paced the room and interacted with the apprentices, discussions took place and questions were asked.

Hours later, the apprentices presented their suggestions to the ‘Board of Sasria’, as the judges sat in and listened. Did uncertainty within these groups affect their winning strategy?

Team one, known as Strike It Right Consultants consisted of Alicia Narainsamy, Andre Brooks and Chris Caalsen. And team two, known as Thusa Sechaba, consisted of Celina Bhima, Karabo Kopeka and Unathi Ntengo.

Did they win the judges over? Which team won?

Watch it here

Hear the verdict and what Judge Theo had to say in episode four ‘Understanding our customers’: part 1 and part 2.

We remind you to stay tuned in the weeks ahead and to look out for the episodes as they will be released every Friday.

Proud supporters

This year the official sponsors are ACE Insurance South Africa, Aon South Africa, Centriq Insurance, CN&CO, FNB Insurance Brokers, Hollard, Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA), Innovation Group, Inseta, Insure Group, Lloyds of London, Marsh Africa, Milpark, MUA, Norton Rose Fulbright, Price Forbes, PWV Insurance Brokers, Sasria, Smashbox South Africa and Stalker Hutchison Admiral (SHA).

The winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2016 will walk away with a fantastic prize of a trip to Lloyds of London, sponsored by Lloyds of London and a bursary, sponsored by Inseta, to further their studies. Three of the eight participants will also get the privilege of being sponsored online short-courses from the list of available courses across Milpark Education.

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