Claims Apprentice 2022

Claims Apprentice 2022

Supporting young talent in the insurance sector, in association with Insurance Post.

  • 2019 inaugural series
  • 2022 third series
  • 6 finalists
  • 1 winner

Kennedys is committed to supporting and developing young talent in the insurance sector; the next generation of industry leaders.

So, we are proud to once again be a key partner in the Claims Apprentice initiative, having helped ensure that the inaugural 2019 series, and the follow-up in 2020, were so successful.

By putting our values centre stage, we empower our people to deliver the very best work and reach their full potential. Underpinning our values is our commitment to supporting the younger generation, through initiatives such as our own apprenticeship programme, which we operate across our legal and business services teams, and also in supporting the development of young talent in organisations for which we work.

Claims Apprentice, designed to unearth and help up-and-coming individuals working in the claims market, is an exciting initiative that resonates with these values, and in going that little bit further for our clients and the market, and one that we are very pleased to be in partnership with Insurance Post on once again.

This innovative six-episode video series, showcasing six young claims professionals completing tasks related to the insurance sector, is based on the BBC show ‘The Apprentice’. With insurance and claims deeply ingrained in every office globally, we are confident that the six finalists involved in this inaugural Claims Apprentice series will benefit from our knowledge of the market, standing them in good stead for their future career development.

The competition will see the finalists take on a variety of team-based and individual tasks, which will ultimately be judged by Kennedys' own Christopher Dunn, in the 'Lord Sugar' role.

And to top that off, the winner will receive an Apple Watch Series 7, Apple AirPods Pro and be crowned Claims Apprentice 2022!

You can find out more about what's involved, and how to apply, on the Insurance Post Claims Apprentice 2022 event site.

And watch this space for future developments.

Claims Apprentice 2022 will build on the success of previous years, acting as a springboard for young and emerging insurance talent. An engaging and fast-paced initiative, it’s something we’re really proud to be involved in. I look forward to closely following this year’s candidates on their journey.

Christopher Dunn, Partner

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Kennedys is committed to supporting and developing the younger generation of claims professionals in the insurance industry. This initiative complements our annual involvement with the British Insurance Awards (BIA), through our continued sponsorship of the ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ award category, and reinforces our dedication to the development of the next generation of leaders in the insurance sector. This also aligns with our own award-winning Apprenticeship programme.

You can stay up to speed with this third series of Claims Apprentice via the updates on this page or by following our Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook pages.

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  • 29 June 2022

    Episode 3: 'Marine Treasure Hunt challenge' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this episode teams Build and Unite are challenged to ‘hunt for treasure’ around central London, by solving riddles and questions, and acquiring items from a shopping list, as they go. Kennedys' Chris Chatfield is then tasked with judging how well the teams have done.

  • 22 June 2022

    Episode 2: 'Claims Handling challenge' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this episode teams Build and Unite are challenged to devise a technical or procedural solution to enhance and/or improve the claimant’s customer journey. They then have to pitch it to representatives of managing general agent Pen Underwriting, who will judge the task.

  • 15 June 2022

    Episode 1: The opening episode - 'Meet the teams' - is now available to view above, and on this article page. In this scene-setting episode we meet the six candidates who will be battling to win the 2022 Claims Apprentice and find out more about them, what they want to get out of the competition and the team names they decide on.

  • 8 June 2022

    The wait is almost over! It's nearly here - just one week until Episode 1 goes live on Wednesday 15 June. Who will impress Kennedys' Christopher Dunn the most and go on to be crowned Claims Apprentice 2022? Stay tuned for more...

  • 24 May 2022

    It's in the can! The filming has been completed in and around Kennedys' London office where we've welcomed guest judges from Pen Underwriting, and the six finalists have met Kennedys' own Alan Sugar, Partner Christopher Dunn. See pictures on our social media, including Twitter.

  • 11 May 2022

    After short-listing 20 talented candidates for interview, we are pleased to announce the six successful claims professionals selected for this year's series of Claims Apprentice: Jo Barker from Liberty Speciality Markets, Sara Bolton from Legal & General, Lewis Cunningham from RSA, Martin Fleet from Assicurazioni Generali, Jordan Lewis from Markerstudy and Jordan O'Donnell from Zurich Insurance. Find out more about the candidates here.

  • 12 April 2022

    Interviews of shortlisted applicants from around the UK, to find the six finalists who will be competing to become Claims Apprentice 2022, have now concluded. Watch this space to find out who the six are...

  • 25 March 2022

    Applications are now closed for Claims Apprentice 2022. A shortlist of candidates will be decided and interviews will take place, virtually, from the 4th to 11th April to select our final six candidates.

  • February 2022

    Applications open for Claims Apprentice 2022 candidates -
    See here for further information on eligibility, what's involved and how to apply.