24 March 2023Analysis

Davies to increase apprentice training options

Davies has announced a partnership with Empower Development, the insurance professional training provider, to provide specialised learning content for its insurance apprentices.

The partnership with the training provider for insurance professionals will provide technical bite sized digital learning content to support CII modules. This complements the support already provided by Davies to their apprentices, including their own dedicated coach, access to industry experts with a wealth of specialist technical knowledge and exclusive membership to ‘Thrive Professionally with Davies’, a social learning experience community.

Empower Development was founded by Samantha Ridgewell in 2017 to provide training courses aimed specifically at professionals in the insurance market. Empower Development’s award-winning learning content is based around real world scenarios that insurance professionals face daily and are created by trainers who have developed careers within the sector.

Davies’ apprentices who join the programme from March will now have access to an extensive range of training resources to support with their Cert CII through to Advanced Diploma, providing access to CII support anytime anywhere through ‘game-changer’ resources.

Davies said that it continues to invest heavily in its apprenticeship programme to meet the insurance industry’s demand for highly skilled professionals, and currently has over 1750 apprentices enrolled across its programmes. The news also follows the recent announcement that Davies is now one of just 30 agencies certified by the Department of Education to offer Flexi-Job Apprenticeships.

“Investing in enhanced learning programmes that support our apprentices’ development is a key part of our strategy,” said Craig Potter, chief operating officer, Davies Learning Solutions. “We are always looking for new ways to support our insurance apprentices, helping them achieve their goals and drive their careers forward. The partnership with Empower Development will enable us to include a further technical dimension to our apprentices’ education programme and ensure they have access to the very latest developments within our industry.”