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Apprenticeship vs. College – we look at the pros and cons

22-Jul-2022 12:10:04 / by Anne Roberts posted in Apprentice

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For most school-leavers, going to college is the natural next step after the Leaving Cert. However, with the cost of living concerns mounting amongst students and parents, some are questioning whether going to college is an affordable option.

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Our Qualifications - Each One Explained In 50 Words Or Less

21-Jul-2022 13:15:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Qualifications

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When it comes to choosing which qualification is right for you, we want to make it super easy. To understand what each one means and who it is best suited for, we've summarised each one in 50 words or less to make it simple to understand.

No hassle, no confusion, no stress.

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What does an insurance apprentice actually do? [Infographic]

21-Jul-2022 12:23:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Apprentice

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 The Insurance Apprenticeship is an earn-and-learn degree programme where participants work in an insurance organisation while studying online one day a week. But what does an apprentice actually do?

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Inspiring Leaders - The Female Edition

08-Jun-2022 13:55:04 / by Anne Roberts posted in Women in Insurance, Personal Branding, Qualifications, career advice, followyourpassion

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Old men, grey suits, we've all heard it right? Insurance has always been seen as a very male-dominated industry. However, in recent years, we have noticed a shift. More and more women are holding senior roles and overall are becoming successful in the industry because of the desire to achieve balance and diversity.

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When Career and Passion Merge.

08-Jun-2022 13:50:03 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Women in Insurance, Personal Branding, followyourpassion

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Insurance is an exciting and varied career option. But for many outside of the industry, the misconceptions that exist about it dissuade them from joining. This presents challenges for the sector when it comes to diversifying and making sure it has the skills for the future.

Marie Cronin, wants to change that.

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3 Things To Consider Before Following Your Passion

02-Jun-2022 16:06:00 / by Carol Donaghy posted in career, career advice, followyourpassion

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How often are we told that we should follow our passion? These days, we see more and more influencers, vloggers, YouTube and TikTok stars rising to fame - most of whom have followed a passion that they love, be it fashion, travel, food, the list goes on.

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A Woman's World - Naomi Sabherwal, AIG

31-May-2022 12:34:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in International Womens Day

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The 5th and final blog post in our Woman's World series features Naomi Sabherwal, Head of Marketing & Communications, GCC and North Africa at AIG.

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Personal Branding: What It Is and Why You Need One

25-May-2022 15:45:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Personal Branding

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Branding is a fundamental part of every business. Without it, a company has no way of expressing who they are, what they do and why the do it. Branding helps organisations to differentiate themselves from their competition, and affords them the ability to create a connection with their audience, something which is vital, especially in a competitive environment.

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Tips for answering common interview questions

23-May-2022 16:08:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers

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If you have a job interview coming up, make sure you’ve prepared answers to common interview questions. While it is likely you’ll be asked more role-specific questions, the below are a great starting point and preparing these answers will help you feel more confident and relaxed going into your interview.

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Does the term 'networking' fill you with dread? These tips will help.

23-May-2022 15:52:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers

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If you’re someone who comes out in a cold sweat when you hear the term ‘networking’, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many people find it difficult to strike up a conversation at professional events; even more so given the circumstances of the past two years! However, networking and relationship building is a cornerstone of the insurance industry, so avoiding it will mean you could miss out on some valuable career opportunities. Here are our top tips for getting back out there.

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