In episode one of The Insurance Apprentice 2017, you will meet eight bright, young industry professionals. You will also hear from Simon Colman, Head of Commercial Solutions for SHA, who is the new head judge, and Vuyo Lee, independent consultant and third year judge on what they will be looking...Watch Episode
Season 3 of The Insurance Apprentice aired in 2017. It featured a group of young insurance professionals competing in challenging tasks and eliminations to showcase their skills. The contestants faced tasks in underwriting, claims, and risk management, and received guidance from industry experts.
The contestants were required to deal with a difficult client who had not complied with the requirements set out in his policy document. The client was notified that his insurance would be cancelled unless he implements those requirements as a matter of urgency, but the challenge was that the client...Watch Episode
In this task the contestants had to identify the next big disrupter in the industry. They drove to several locations to learn more about the short term claims process and the critical role each party plays in the value chain. The product could be a new innovation or an enhancement...Watch Episode
Sasria truly put the contestants through the ringer by asking them to design an app which will give Sasria a bit of a heads up in terms of riots taking place. The intention of the app is to also warn the general public about the riots taking place, so that...Watch Episode
The contestants had to come up with an innovative insurance solution for insuring assets being transported in ships, trucks and aeroplanes. So, with spare capacity, it’s normally an empty spot but the load will be shared with others also transporting their own goods. Who insures what, what if there’s no...Watch Episode
Inseta decided that they would like the contestants to go to Ekurhuleni West College, Boksburg, which is a TVET College, to talk to students of whom some already have a qualification. The audience was tough and probably did not cooperate the way the contestants envisaged it… it makes for some...Watch Episode
Task six was quite challenging. The contestants were ‘employed’ by the FSB and they had to consult with the industry on the proposal that Commercial Binders to brokers, who also give advice, should be prohibited. Commercial Binders would only be permitted to be awarded to UMA’s or non-mandated intermediaries who...Watch Episode
It’s a wrap! The final episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2017, ‘Announcing the winner’, sponsored by PWV Insurance Brokers, sees Kabelo Paile, Relationship Manager at Santam, crowned as the winner of the third season....Watch Episode
The Winner of Season 3 is revealed below - only keep scrolling if you are fine with spoilers
Meet the Winner of Season 3
My strategy was to be myself at all times and to tackle each task to the best of my ability and avoid elimination. I am team focused, calm and rational. These are the qualities I brought to the game to support my team.
The tasks were interesting and educational; I must admit that I found some of the tasks a bit challenging. The Hollard and Empty trips challenge was definitely a thorn in my side.
The judges gave fair and honest feedback, which along with their coaching has contributed to my professional and personal growth.My fellow contestants were the cream of the crop and it has been an honour to compete against them.
The biggest competitor changed from day to day depending on the tasks and team. Each day I saw my fellow contestants grow and come back stronger and better than they were the day before.