Our top 5 most popular blog posts of 2017

19/12/17 14:18 / by The Insurance Institute

The Insurance Institute

As we head into the New Year, it's time to reflect on what was hot (or not) in 2017. So, here is the annual round-up of our top performing posts - put the kettle on, sit back and enjoy!

1. What is an insurance apprenticeship? (and 8 other FAQs)

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In at number one is our What is an insurance apprenticeship? post. The programme, now in its second year, saw another 80+ apprentices start working and studying in insurance organisations nationwide. We created this blog as a snapshot of everything you need to know about the programme including who it’s for, how to apply and an explanation of the overall structure. 

Know someone who might be interested in becoming an apprentice in 2018? Read the FAQs and watch some of our 2017 recruits here.

Thinking of taking on an apprentice in 2018? Find out more on our website.



2. GDPR: What's in store for insurance?


As we move towards the May 2018 deadline, it is no surprise to see this article on what the new GDPR regulations have in store for the insurance market, appearing in the list. One of our most popular Thinkpiece articles of the year, it was first published in the second edition of our membership magazine - The Insider.

Read this Thinkpiece.



3. The 6 GDPR resources you need to know about as an insurance professional.


It is no surprise to find that the next post on our list is also GDPR related. With the new regulations set to dominate the first half of 2018 as well, you are still all flocking to this post to find out how you can become more GDPR 'savvy'.

This helpful post identifies the top 6 things that any professional working within the insurance industry needs to know, and provides links to the best places to get more information.

Highlighting content from top thought leaders across Europe including the Data Commissioner's Office, Cisco and the ICO, this useful post is a one-stop-shop for anyone wanting to be ahead of the game.

Read about the top 6 GDPR resources here



4. How to make a study plan that really works


As anyone who has undertaken a qualification will know, studying while working is tough. However, if you can find the time to create and then stick to a study plan, you might find things a little easier.

Knowing how to make a plan that fits in with your schedule can be tricky, so this helpful post pulled together tips and advice to help our studying members (new and existing) pull together a schedule that is flexible, fits in with their lifestyle and most importantly, really works!

Thinking of studying in the new year? Read about how to plan here



5. The 10 most common exam mistakes (and how to avoid them)


After study ... come exams! Our final most popular post entry of 2017 was around what not to do in an exam situation!

As any good student will tell you, exam technique and precise time management can be the difference between passing and failing. So we collated extensive examiner feedback to discover where the most common mistakes occur and how to make sure you avoid them!

Check out the list to become more aware of the pitfalls and discover how you can build up as many marks as possible in your next exam.

Check out the 10 most common exam mistakes


What topics would you like to read more about in our blog in 2018? Let us know in the comments!