The first episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2018 introduces us to the contestants, and they are also given their first task of the series. The task, focusing on negotiation skills, challenged the candidates with the following scenario: they are brokers, dealing with a renewal. The judges are the clients and...Watch Episode
The 4th season of The Insurance Apprentice aired in 2018 and featured a new group of talented young insurance professionals competing for the coveted title. The season showcased the challenges, tasks, and eliminations that the contestants had to go through in order to prove their skills and knowledge in the insurance industry.
Episode two shines a spotlight on the contestants as they are faced with the challenging task of developing a specialist risk cover for the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME) space. The contestants were expected to conduct a needs analysis in order to ascertain the SME’s special risk insurance needs;...Watch Episode
Hollard does things differently, and by coupling trade credit insurance with credit risk management, a policyholder is able to insure only the debtors that keep them up at night. A full credit review of each selected debtor is completed, providing a good indication of those the client should be doing...Watch Episode
Episode four sees the contestants acting as commercial and corporate property insurers who underwrite business in South Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands and Africa. A client plans to expand into Africa over the next two years and they are approached by a broker to give indicative terms for the upcoming...Watch Episode
Based on risk governance and ethics, the task for the day sees the judges act as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of ‘ConsultCo’ (a fictitious company) as they request an urgent meeting with the broking company (the apprentices) after media coverage of alleged serious misconduct.Watch Episode
The insurance industry is traditionally white, and male dominated. However, a few strong ambitious women are breaking through the glass ceiling. Inseta wanted the apprentices to talk to learners about women who are breaking the glass ceiling in the insurance industry, the education journey of the chosen individual and motivation...Watch Episode
The task was to look at the legislative prohibition on inducements, as set out in section 44 of the Short Term Insurance Act, 53 of 1998 (STIA) and section 45 of the Long Term Insurance Act, 52 of 1998 (LTIA), some inducement practices in the industry, and then determine if...Watch Episode
The Winner of Season 2 is revealed below - only keep scrolling if you are fine with spoilers
Meet the Winner of Season 2
When I was crowned as the winner of The Insurance Apprentice 2016 it was an absolute surreal experience. I was extremely humbled and overwhelmed by the support and encouragement I received from friends, family and peers after the announcementwas made.
I was, and still am, truly chuffed that I achieved my goal despite being up against very stiff competition. Knowing what I know now, I do not think that I would do things much differently. I believe that my strategy of putting the team’s needs in the various tasks ahead of my own, was a winning formula.
I would however, try to improve on my individual camera sessions as I stumbled my way through most of them. The lessons that I will carry with me in the future are that teamwork makes the dream work, a degree of adaptability in every situation is paramount to success and resilience is a defining attribute as we are not judged by our failures, but rather by how we deal with those failures.