FA News is an amazing insurance publication and they decided to create a South African, insurance version of the famed Apprentice series in 2015. The basic premise of the show is to get 9, highly-competitive insurance professionals to battle it out with each other for the ultimate accolade in the short term industry….to be THE INSURANCE APPRENTICE. This honour comes with a whole bunch of prizes, loads of cash and trips overseas. That being said, you can imagine my excitement when they chose me as the head judge five years ago. They call me #JudgeDread…
SEASON 6 OF THE INSURANCE APPRENTICE STARTED FEB 7th 2020
(Trailer Clips below. Visit the TIA website to see the full episodes)
Teaching the teachers - Episode 1
Lowering the retirement age - Episode 2
Harnessing the millennial market - Episode 3
Can these young people stop protest action - Episode 4
Protect the planet or save yourself - Episode 5
Fighting Fire with Fire - Episode 6
Actions Have Consequences - Episode 7
The Insurance Apprentice 2020 Live Finale
Teaching the teachers - Episode 1Often times when we were in school, advancing through subjects, we had questions of relevance of the content we studied in certain subjects to our future careers. This link is not always obvious.
Lowering the retirement age - Episode 2It's a prickly subject but do you think the retirement age of those nearing the end of their working life should be reduced to make way for the next generation? Especially in a country with massive unemployment. The contestants have to win a debate to stay alive in this episode of The Insurance Apprentice.
Harnessing the millennial market - Episode 3The industry has shown that it is resilient, future thinking and ready to take on change. But the industry may face its biggest change yet, and it is not legislative, it’s generational.
Can these young people stop protest action - Episode 4This week the competitors tackle service delivery and protest action in vulnerable areas. They have to come up with a workable, economically viable plan to empower communities and change the game completely. Can these teams of young, financial services professionals really make a difference? Find out in this episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2020.
Protect the planet or save yourself - Episode 5Your biggest customer is a known polluter. Can you stem the tide of an environmental catastrophe? This week the contestants fight for survival in the competition as they struggle to protect our planet from irreparable damage. #TIA2020 #Marsh #ClimateChange #Environmental #Pollution #Episode5
Fighting Fire with Fire - Episode 6The tension runs high this week. The teams have to fight a raging fire whilst they attempt to extinguish the emotional trauma of losing two team members in one go.
Actions Have Consequences - Episode 7If you're in insurance, possibly the worst thing that can happen is being summoned to the regulator's office for breaking the rules. This week the finalists face debarment and a loss of their licenses unless they can impress the judges. It's a matter of professional survival in the episode that decides who becomes this year's Insurance Apprentice."
The Insurance Apprentice 2020 Live FinaleThe 2020 season culminated in an online Zoom event after being delayed for many months.