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 4 is revealed below - only keep scrolling if you are fine with spoilers
Meet the Winner of Season 4
I will never forget the energy I walked into work with after filming week. I felt unstoppable and ready to conquer any challenge that waded onto my path. For a week that is what we had been doing – overcoming and presenting solutions for different business problems that were thrown at us.
My strategy was to put my head down and do the work; ensure that I brought my A-game each day. I challenged myself to get better each day. I think that is why I was so shocked when I won; I had completely removed myself from the end game and focused 1000% on each task day by day.
It was also very important to be myself during the contest. And that I was. I brought cheerfulness, a wide smile and endless selfies to the contest!
Most importantly, I brought the spirit of a winner. I was pushed to be the very best of myself, with no room for laziness or just coasting through. There were mountains to conquer that appeared impossible at first, but I summited at the end of each day, weary and satisfied.
The judges were scary… especially Judge Dread! Hahaha. The pressure, compounded by the cameras and knowledge that the entire industry would be witness, made for a lot of sweat and mini breakdowns.