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My First Year As An Insurance Apprentice

02-Sep-2019 13:38:37 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Student Stories, Women in Insurance, Apprentice

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As the fourth year of Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeships is starting soon, we're looking back on our interview with apprentice Madison Bowlby on her first year as an apprentice. 

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What To Expect From An Apprenticeship Interview

05-Jun-2019 10:40:03 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Student Stories, Apprentice

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Stephanie Lewis, an Insurance Practitioner Apprentice, talks about why she chose to apply to An Post Insurance, explains the interview process and offers advice for those thinking of applying for programme.

 

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Our top 5 blog posts of 2018

13-Dec-2018 11:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Student Stories, Women in Insurance

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As 2018 comes to an end, we take a look at our most popular blog posts from this year. We've had a look at what your favorite blogs were over the past 12 months, and we've broken them down into one list, bringing you our top 5 posts since January. Want a refresher on our top study tips from an award winning apprentice? Or do you want to take another look at our interview with Inga Beale? You've come to the right place.

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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 Thinkpiece, Careers, Industry Insights, Study and exams, Student Stories, The Insider

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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 Study and exams, Student Stories

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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 Careers, Student Stories, The Insider, Women in Insurance, 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 Careers, Inspiring Leaders, Student Stories, Women in Insurance

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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 Careers, Industry Insights, Study and exams, Student Stories, 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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