Former A&T Apprentice Wins Prestigious Scholarship Place
Former apprentice Nick Magee of Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has won a place on the prestigious Allianz Insurance scholarship programme, which actively supports staff at chartered brokers in achieving their Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Diploma in Insurance.
Nick, 21, who is now a qualified insurance adviser having completed his apprenticeship programme with the Poole-based broker, successfully secured one of just fifty one places on the award-winning programme following a rigorous selection process. He will now have access to first-class tuition, mentoring from senior figures within Allianz and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to further develop his technical and industry knowledge while attaining the CII Diploma in just eighteen months.
The scholarship programme is only open to staff employed at brokers who have achieved Chartered Insurance Broker status – the insurance industry's gold standard, which Alan & Thomas were awarded in 2007 and have successfully retained ever since. They are the only independent broker in Dorset to have achieved this accreditation, which sets them apart from their competitors.
Alan & Thomas CEO Julian Boughton is delighted that Nick has been successful in securing a place, "Nick is valued member of staff at Alan & Thomas and we've seen him go from strength to strength with us whilst completing his apprenticeship and moving into our property division. We are all excited to see him progress on the Allianz scholarship programme and develop into a first class insurance account executive which we know he is capable of".
Nick has been with Alan & Thomas for two years having joined straight after finishing his A Levels at Brockenhurst College. He already holds the Certificate in Insurance qualification and is now part of the broker's property owners division, which advises commercial and residential landlords on their insurance and risk management programmes.