Claims Apprentice 2023: Episode 2 – Data Escape Room

The second episode of the fourth series of Claims Apprentice, in association with Insurance Post, has launched and is now available to view below.

In this episode teams Aspire and Connect are challenged with their first task: to solve a series of puzzles to escape an escape room. The two teams are given one hour to solve nine puzzles, with answers that might be found within the physical confines of the room, or by using publicly-available data online.

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Data is part of our day-to-day work. You’ll be looking at the data … to test your wit and ingenuity to see who is the best at escaping the room.

Alongside Kennedys partner, and UK liability defence and travel team practice head, Claire Mulligan, who the six candidates will be aiming to impress, is a trusted team of advisers who have mentored the teams and will aide her in ultimately reaching a decision on this year’s winner. For this task, they are Partner James Stevens and Investigation Services Manager Stephanie Diaz-Smith.

James and Steph each draw the team that they will be tasked with overseeing. During the challenge they are allowed to give their teams up to five free prompts, after which they will incur a penalty – the addition of one minute to the team’s finish time for each extra prompt.

Every puzzle solved will reveal a number, that refers to an envelope arranged in a mailbox storage unit containing 100’s of other numbered envelops. The correct envelop contains the instructions for the next puzzle.

Which team will come away with a first win? Watch episode two to find out.

Claims Apprentice, which is designed to unearth, showcase and help young talent working in the claims market, was a new initiative in 2019 and, following the success of that inaugural series, and the follow-ups in 2020 and 2022 is back again this year. Kennedys is very pleased to be supporting this initiative once again.

You can stay up to speed with this series of Claims Apprentice by following our TwitterLinkedInInstagram and Facebook pages, or by visiting our dedicated Claims Apprentice 2023 webpage.

Claims Apprentice 2023: Episode 2 – Data Escape Room