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Your end-of-year CPD checklist

13-Oct-2022 09:31:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Industry Insights, CPD, CPD Submissions

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With the end of the year fast approaching, (I know, sorry!) the countdown to submitting your CPD is on. We know this can be a busy and stressful time of year, and that the last thing you need on top of a hectic work schedule and a long Christmas shopping list is a last-minute scramble to hit that submit button. So we are here to help!

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The 5 most common CPD submission blunders (and how to avoid them);

12-Oct-2022 18:30:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, CPD, CPD Submissions

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As the 31st of December CPD submission deadline fast approaches, our Member Services team have pulled together their list of the five most common mistakes that members have made over the years when it comes to CPD submissions and more importantly, what you can do to make sure you avoid them!

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What are Local Institutes and 5 reasons why they are important.

07-Sep-2022 15:10:55 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Local Institutes, career advice, education

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The Local Institutes are the foundation of The Insurance Institute. They are a key part of your membership with us, and as a community, represent all that is positive about our industry. They continuously strive to uphold our mission to educate, inspire and connect, but some members don't realise just how beneficial it can be to engage with your local council and how being part of your local community can really help your career.

In the first of our Local Institute Explainer blogs, we give you a quick look at everything you need to know.

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Claims are coming - What Game of Thrones has taught us about insurance

18-Aug-2022 15:55:04 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Apprentice, Game of Thrones

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Whether you are a fan or not, you would have to have been living on Mars to have not heard the buzz about the latest Game of Thrones (or GoT to its fans) prequel, House of the Dragon. The new HBO Max fantasy drama launches on August 21, 2022, so we thought we would take a llook at what the original, Game of Thrones series taught us about insurance.

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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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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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9 Career Blogs And Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

23-May-2022 13:33:00 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers

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Career blogs and social media feeds are excellent resources for advice, inspiration, recruitment tips and leadership techniques. We’ve rounded up our 9 favourites for you below.

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Making apprenticeships a talent pipeline.

07-Apr-2022 20:28:50 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Industry Insights, Apprentice

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Last year, The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, outlined its Action Plan for Apprenticeship – a five-year plan which seeks to deliver a modern apprenticeship system that is reflective of Irish society and supports both learners and employers. As part of this, a new National Apprenticeship Office has been set up, so we interviewed Dr. Mary Liz Trant, its Director about the new office, her plans for the year ahead and what she expects the apprenticeship landscape might look like in the next five years.

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Acknowledging those supporting apprentices and ensuring success

25-Mar-2022 13:08:21 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Apprentice

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Commitment and leadership are required in equal measure if you are to be an apprentice employer. It takes the dedication of an entire organisation to make the apprenticeship programme work well, but of course, there is one role that is the most significant – and that’s the apprentice’s Supervisor.

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