Insurance Apprentice

At Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences (GIFS), we don’t believe in paying lip service. When we say that we are committed to positively transforming the financial services industry through ideas, innovation and education, we take the steps necessary to make this happen.

This is why we have on-boarded as a Platinum Sponsor for The Insurance Apprentice (TIA), a bold initiative aimed at altering perceptions about the Financial Services Sector and embracing the talent within.

Rolling out on YouTube, The Insurance Apprentice is a local adaptation of the popular US TV series, The Apprentice, where candidates are put through their paces, given tasks, rated and then dismissed with the aim of homing in on the “cream of the crop.”

After a rigorous, national vetting process, eight candidates from the short-term insurance industry are now vying for the coveted title. With the prize consisting of a trip to Lloyds of London, a R 75 000 bursary from INSETA and R 20 000 in cash sponsored by GIFS, the stakes are high! You can follow the nail-biting episodes on YouTube:

The Insurance Apprentice is, by far, one of the most talked-about initiatives within the financial services industry and GIFS CEO, Kershen Pillay, is excited at the opportunity to support fresh talent. “It is crucial that we encourage young talent, nurture them and grow them; that we share our knowledge and experience with them, and teach them and groom them into a high-performance culture.

The winner will be crowned at an exclusive event on 26 March 2019. We can’t wait for the finals!

28 February 2019