TIA2021 entries OPEN!

In case you missed it… due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID 19) pandemic we made some changes to the last stretch of The Insurance Apprentice 2020 competition.

If you watched the final task of TIA2020 (episode seven), you were probably wondering when we were going to announce the winner. Working remotely from his home in Cape Town, our Head judge, Simon Colman, AKA ‘Judge Dread’ shared an important message with our audience.

You have time to take part
With over 450 000 views, having exceeded that of previous seasons thanks to our digital marketing sponsor Elite Risk Acceptances, loyal fans, followers and audience, The Insurance Apprentice 2020 competition grew in leaps and bounds.

Having evolved, to encourage audience engagement and participation, the competition boasted/boasts few competitions, including that of the Superfan competition (answer the #Superfan question, up to episode seven, to stand a chance to win R20 000) and the Social Media Influencer (this is someone who is really active and embraces social media – gets the engagement going on all or some of the TIA social media platforms stands a chance to win R5 000).

While Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours were/are once again attached to the episodes, with a growing list of fantastic prizes, we also saw the ‘Best Team Player’ and ‘Audience Favourite’ prize added to the mix.

As we wait for the lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic to run its course, so we can get back on track with the winner announcement event where all the fantastic prize handovers will take place, we want to remind you that you still have time to take part. With a sponsorship from Elite Risk Acceptances, we will run a few additional competitions with cash prizes to entice our industry people to get more involved and spread the word even more. Watch us on all our social media platforms.

If you have not taken part in the Superfan or Social media competition or raked up those CPD hours… now is the time to do so, in the comfort of your own home!

Exciting news for TIA2021
When we think of the seventh series ‘TIA2021’, we cannot help but think of all the exciting elements and aspects that are in store when we consider all of the above mentioned.

“Applications for each series usually open around the beginning of April, and although the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the postponement of the ending of TIA 2020… for us, it is business as usual and the show must go on,” said Rianet Whitehead, Editor of FAnews and Organiser of The Insurance Apprentice.

“On this note, we wish to share the exciting news with you that applications for The Insurance Apprentice 2021 have officially opened. If you are under 35, have been working in the short term insurance industry (any part of it) for four or more years at the time of application and you hold some a qualification (although not a must), then you should apply. Simply visit www.theinsuranceapprentice.co.za, read about the process and rules, then fill out your application form and submit it. We are looking for people who work in the short term industry, be it at a brokerage, insurer, underwriting manager, loss adjuster, administrator or tech company (or wherever) to enter this exciting competition and stand a chance to win a trip of a lifetime. If you think you have what it takes to be the next Insurance Apprentice then why not take a chance and apply. You have nothing to lose…” added Whitehead.

Applications opened on 1 April. Taking it regional, once again, applicants in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg stand a fair and equal chance to get into the top eight/nine.

Is this enough to convince you?
If we haven’t convinced you yet, we remind you that in addition to promoting and recognising talent, the exposure provided by The Insurance Apprentice is immeasurable.

As many of the previous contestants will agree, The Insurance Apprentice gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself, to grow on a personal and professional level and showcase what you are all about. To top it all off the competition offers excellent prizes. This in itself is an invaluable opportunity, one not to be missed!

Writer’s thoughts:
Wow… how time flies! It is hard to believe preparations are underway for series seven of The Insurance Apprentice. Get your application in. You never know… you just might be one of the top eight or nine apprentices chosen for The Insurance Apprentice 2021! Please comment online, interact with us on Twitter at at @fanews_online or email me your thoughts.

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