Information for employers

Attract the best and brightest talent with the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship.

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What is the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship?

The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is a 3 year ‘earn and learn’ degree programme that combines on-the-job training with academic study.

Aletta Brennan for Post Insurance provides an overview of the apprenticeship programme and why her company decided to take on an apprentice.

Benefits to businesses

Representatives from across the insurance industry developed this programme, so it is designed to meet the needs of businesses large and small. Here are some of the benefits our 49 current employers have mentioned to us.

  • Apprentices bring enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to business
  • Through structured funding, taking on an apprentice helps to lower recruitment and training costs
  • Apprentices are actively filling talent gaps and making businesses more productive
  • Through their study towards both professional qualifications and a business degree, apprentices are building their technical knowledge as well as a comprehensive set of soft skills

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'The apprenticeship is fully funded, therefore this reduces our training costs and allows us to easily fill talent gaps within our company’

John Mulreid, FBD

How to employ an apprentice

Hiring an apprentice is really straightforward, but there are a few things that as an employer you need to be aware of:

  • An initial assessment is required to qualify for funding 
  • You will need experienced staff members to act as mentors and supervisors
  • You must provide the apprentice a suitable role to facilitate their learning
  • The apprentice will need access to a computer and quiet space to take part in online lectures
  • Salary is to be in line with normal entry-level positions
  • The apprenticeship programme is open to existing employees, subject to certain criteria.

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Additional information

You might find these resources useful when making your decision to hire an apprentice.

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Visit our careers website earnandlearn.ie to find out more about careers in insurance and the apprenticeship.

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