Vicky Sebothoma

Vicky Sebothoma Company: Aon Re Africa
Position: Broker ASssistant

  1. Why did you choose to enter The Insurance Apprentice? I chose to enter The Insurance Apprentice for 3 reasons: to be an ambassador to the youth working in insurance, to gain the skills, knowledge, experience and exposure The Insurance Apprentice gives in its tasks and to win.
  2. In your mind, what qualities should an ambassador of The Insurance Apprentice have? They should be confident, dynamic, have a high level of professionalism – should be professional in their image and in the way they carry themselves. They should be well spoken, respectful and considerate, eager to learn and teach, be a team player and have leadership skills.
  3. Did you choose a career in insurance or did you fall into the industry like so many others? I did both, as a student in varsity in my first year, I went into the wrong lecturer room that was currently lecturing second year insurance and I found myself so interested and had a moment of clarity. I actually sat there for the entire lecture missing my financial lecture and knew from there on that I wanted a career in insurance. I chose a module in insurance in my second year of studies in Bachelor of Commerce at Witwatersrand University. Aon in my third year granted me a bursary and graduate programme upon completion of my BCom degree, in which I completed.
  4. How important is winning for you? It is highly important. Winning is very important to me, as it will allow me to further pursue my studies, enhance my career and exposure, and be an example to the youth in insurance that they can do it to. And lastly, to gain intercontinental exposure by going to Lloyds of London.
  5. A message to all the TIA sponsors? Thank you. Thank you for sponsoring a competition that empowers the youth in the insurance industry. You all ensure my favorite quote by Emeasoba George, “Never say the sky is your limit. Rather, say it’s your starting point. For, there are footprints already in the moon i.e. you can break the shackles of limitations”.
  6. Advice to yourself about what you should remember and focus on as you are going into the competition. To remain focused on the goal of winning. Learn, teach and be humble, at all times. Listen attentively and perform to the best of my ability.