With businesses actively recruiting apprentices ahead of the start date of the next academic year, we chatted to Paula Hodson, Director of Education and Development. She told us about the importance of the apprenticeship programme to the industry and explained a little more about how it works.
So you've landed the job. Congrats! Easing into a new position can be daunting, especially if its your first full time job. You may find yourself in a meeting, or reading through emails and not having a clue what everyone is talking about. We've all been there.
We currently have 4 of our own qualifications on offer. We want to make it super easy for you to understand what each one means and who it is best suited for. Therefore, we've summarised each one to make easy and simple to understand.
No hassle, no confusion, no stress.
Initially, Ruth McArthur wasn't really sure what the Insurance Institute of Dublin is all about. After attending one meeting, Ruth was inspired and determined to get involved. Since then, she has worked hard to stay engaged and contribute to the Dublin Institute. Now, she is the Dublin President.
Wanting to contribute to the local industry, Mark Quinn joined the Insurance Institute Limerick council in 2017. Having only started working in the industry, Mark was keen to get to know more people and expand his network.
The third installment of our meet the Presidents series features Julie Jennings. Julie joined the LI council just 3 years ago as an attempt to meet people working within the industry and expand her network. Now, she is the President of the Sligo institute.
After launching our apprenticeship programme back in 2016, it has grown tremendously. Our first year of apprentices have now graduated the programme and with nearly 200 apprentices enrolled and over 50 employers happily employing them around Ireland, it's safe to say that the programmes growth is not slowing down any time soon.We spoke to some of our apprentice employers to find out what they consider to be the biggest benefits of the programme. Here's the top 3 reasons why you should hire an apprentice, according to the employers.
Fiona Charles joined the local institute in Cork back in 2014, and has had great success in the industry ever since. Now, Fiona has taken on the new role of Cork President.
Every year, we elect 5 new presidents to represent our local institutes in Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Dublin. This year, we have an excellent group of experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic presidents leading our institutes around Ireland.