Allianz welcomed 51 new brokers to its Academy Scholarship Programme this week, at a launch event held at Painters Hall in the City of London.
Places on the award-winning programme, which actively supports brokers to achieve their CII Diploma in Insurance in 18 months, were allocated to 33 commercial brokers and 18 personal lines brokers. Places were once again in high demand with more than 150 applications for this year’s intake.
The successful applicants were joined at the event by Dr Sandy Scott, chief executive officer, CII, and Allianz representatives, including commercial general manager, Simon McGinn and retail general manager, Neil Brettell.
The scholarship programme now in its fourth year, builds on the success of the Allianz Partners Academy, a long-running training programme which welcomes more than 700 brokers to technical training and breakfast club events each year.
Since 2012, more than 120 brokers have been enrolled in the Allianz scholarship programme, benefitting from first-class tuition and networking opportunities. They can also access an exclusive Alumni membership group which offers graduating scholars ongoing support towards their continuing professional development.
Simon McGinn, who spoke at the event, commented: “It is a pleasure to welcome such talented and ambitious brokers to our award-winning scholarship programme. The last three years have been incredibly successful and we are now seeing the fruits of our investment for the individuals and their firms. Our belief is that the broking industry remains a critical part of ensuring our industry delivers value to customers and so we are proud to invest in the future talent of the broking community with this new intake of scholars.”
Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, the largest property and casualty insurer worldwide.