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The Changing Face of Insurance: 5 Things We've Learned From This Quarters Insider

26-Oct-2018 12:23:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in The Insider, Student Stories, Industry Insights, Study and exams, Thinkpiece, Careers

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If you missed this quarter's edition of the Insider magazine, don't worry. Here are the 5 things we've all learned from it. Also, don't forget, you can still catch up in the member area, or by emailing us to get your hands on a printed copy.

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Study Tips From An 'Award Winning' Apprentice

20-Apr-2018 11:35:42 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Student Stories, Study and exams

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One of our first apprentices, Colin Bradley, recently received an award for achieving the highest pass rate of an APA student (in 2017) from our Cork Institute. We wanted to ask him what his secrets were and if he was willing to share his study tips! Here's what he had to say;

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Aloise Robinson Q&A; Why I became an Insurance Apprentice

19-Apr-2018 08:54:23 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Women in Insurance, The Insider, Student Stories, Careers, Apprentice

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Just under a year ago, Aloise Robinson was diligently filling in her CAO form, although after months of research, she admits that she didn’t really know what she wanted to do, and still hadn’t found a course that truly appealed to her. During this process, Aloise came across our earnandlearn.ie website where she discovered the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship route to a degree that seemed to perfectly match what she was looking for.

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Getting to Know Fiona O'Gorman

09-Mar-2018 16:27:35 / by Anne Roberts posted in Women in Insurance, Inspiring Leaders, Student Stories, Careers

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Fiona O'Gorman is the Head of Operations, at Allianz. We recently caught up with her to chat about her career path to date and what she is aiming for in the future.

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Getting to know: Stephen Sommerville

26-Jan-2018 16:14:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Student Stories

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We recently sat down with Stephen Somerville, Home & Motor Insurance Sales Manager of Blue Insurance to find out more about him and his role.
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CPD: Dealing with my first end-of-year submission

01-Dec-2017 13:18:16 / by Tom Grace posted in Industry Insights, Careers, Student Stories, Study and exams, The Insurance Institute

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When I received my APA (Accredited Product Adviser) designation at the end of last year, I gave myself a little pat on the back for a job well done. It was a great feeling to get recognition for the hours of study I’d put in on top of my day job, a feeling that I’m sure was shared by all graduates at conferrals earlier this year.

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Student Stories: Advice from an ACII

02-Oct-2017 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Study and exams, Student Stories

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Patrick Dunne Geraghty ACII of Aviva earned his ACII designation in less than 12 months. We spoke to him to hear his advice on balancing studying towards an advanced qualification with the pressures of work and family life.

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Student Stories: The journey to conferral day

30-May-2017 09:41:40 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Student Stories, Study and exams

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When studying towards any qualification, it can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The long evenings and weekends you give up to read textbooks, make notes and take mock exams can feel frustrating and never-ending. However, as you pass each exam and draw closer to your qualification, remember that there is plenty to look forward to beyond gaining extra letters after your name.

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Focus on: Underwriting

10-Apr-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Student Stories

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In the first issue of our member magazine, The Insider, we spoke to Alan Burke (RSA, Galway) to find out more about his career in underwriting. 

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“You never know where opportunity is going to present itself” – Fiona Taylor, Irish Life

03-Mar-2017 09:30:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders, Student Stories

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For the next installment of our Inspiring Leaders series, Fiona Taylor, HR Business Partner Manager with Irish Life, talks about overcoming self-doubt and grasping every opportunity that presents itself.

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