The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) will launch its annual ‘New Generation Programme’ on 14 October 2016 with full support and backing from BLM. The CII called upon aspirational future leaders to be part of its market-leading 2016/17 development programme in four faculty areas: Insurance broking, claims, London Market and underwriting. There will be a total of 10 members for each area.
BLM partner and head of the London Market, Jennette Newman will sit on a special advisory group to support the London Market group. She will assist and mentor the successful applicants throughout the year. Along with the other faculties, she will help them gain exposure to market issues and guide them through a refined project that nominees are required to complete. They will then present their project at the end of the year.
The year-long programme is designed to give nominees who have made significant strides in their professional development the chance to make a lasting contribution to the insurance industry, identify areas where they think improvements can be made and to potentially influence future legislation and change programmes.
Jennette, who will meet regularly with the faculty group to discuss project work and mentor the nominees, said: “The CII is giving people a chance to really make a difference across the insurance sector. Those taking part in the programme must have at least 5-10 years’ experience within the general insurance profession and that are preferably DipCII qualified. We are all witness to the rapidly changing insurance market and it is essential that we continue to bring those dedicated to it, up through the ranks to be the future leaders and change-makers of their generation.
“I am thrilled to be supporting the CII’s New Generation Programme. I am very passionate about recognising the talent that the market offers. It is a very exciting time for the sector not only in the UK but also globally and I’m delighted to be able to contribute to ensuring those working within it, are given the best possible chances to make positive and necessary changes.”
The New Generation Programme kicks off on 14 October with an induction day after which they start work on identifying their chosen project for the year. They also have the opportunity to visit parliament and here from MPs and public affairs leaders, meet with the Financial Conduct Authority general insurance team and are offered a full day’s specialist media training. The year then culminates with a celebratory Programme dinner in September 2017.
For more information about the New Generation Programme please click here.