Helping you to move on and up in business

Posted on: 01 April 2015

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We’re delighted to share that the first personal lines brokers on our Scholarship Programme have successfully completed the course to gain their CII Diploma. Priya Dawgotra of Safeguard Insurance and Rosie Davies of R K Harrison worked incredibly hard whilst on the programme, and this is clearly demonstrated by the fantastic results that they have achieved.

Priya Dawgotra told us about her time on the programme:

“With less than 6 months experience in insurance, I knew this was an industry that I wanted to begin a career in. I had already completed a Business Management degree but lacked insurance knowledge which I felt was essential to become recognised as a competent professional. Starting a comprehensive scholarship programme, being provided by one of the world’s largest insurers, marked the first steps towards professionalism for me.

The programme is structured in a complete and systematic way, providing the opportunity to complete the CII Diploma within 18 months. The programme offered great cost savings as textbooks and workshops were provided by Allianz. The workshops were really well-organised and the small class size provided the opportunity to easily interact with my peers and tutor, ask questions and resolve any queries.

One of the best aspects of the scholarship is the workshops that are held by top class tutors with many years of experience. This was especially beneficial when it came to revision as the tutors were able to highlight exam trends and advise on key topics which were likely to come up. They were easily contactable throughout the scholarship and this first class support was fundamental throughout the programme. We were provided with detailed workbooks containing case studies and exam questions enabling us to apply what we learnt straightaway and ask for clarification in areas which we didn’t fully understand. As well as direction from the tutors, a strong work ethic is needed to make sure you make the most out of this valuable opportunity.

Now that I’m qualified, not only do I have a sound insurance knowledge base but I am able to deal with clients more confidentially. I have illustrated commitment to my development in this industry and feel like I can contribute a lot more to my brokerage who are proud of me and have offered encouragement throughout my studies.

I would strongly recommend the programme to any one that has a desire to progress within the industry as the specialist support given to obtain the CII Diploma is priceless.

I cannot thank Allianz enough for this opportunity. It has really given me the push I need to begin my career in insurance.”

We look forward to congratulating more delegates as they achieve their CII Diploma through our Scholarship Programme; watch this space!