Davies, a specialist in professional services and technology for insurance and regulated markets, has announced a strategic collaboration with UCAS.
The aim is to provide more comprehensive apprenticeship opportunities to young people across the UK, particularly in the insurance and finance sectors.
This announcement coincided with A-level results day in England and Wales, and positions Davies as a trailblazer in the field. The initiative seeks to tap into the pool of young talent seeking post-secondary education and acquaint them with the intricacies of regulated markets.
Davies, with over 7,000 professionals globally, operates in ten countries. Their expertise spans claims, underwriting, distribution, regulation, customer experience, human capital, and digital transformation. It will be among the first organisations to list its autumn 2023 apprenticeships on the UCAS website.
The partnership follows the Department of Education and UCAS’s plan to extend services, enabling young people to explore and apply for apprenticeships alongside traditional degree paths.
Carolyn Blunt, Vice President of Academy at Davies, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We’re excited to collaborate with UCAS, broadening our apprenticeship programmes to millions of young individuals using the platform for their educational pursuits. This partnership offers a unique chance to connect with the UK’s emerging talents and introduce them to the insurance and finance world. Our mission is two-fold: to address the skills gap and ensure industry diversity.”
Davies has invested heavily in its apprenticeship scheme to bridge the skills gap in insurance and finance. The partnership aims to attract talent to Davies’ apprenticeships, which provide hands-on experience, accredited qualifications, and support. This includes access to mentors and industry experts, as well as entry to Davies’ social learning community, ‘Thrive Professionally with Davies.’
Lindsay Conroy, Head of Apprenticeships at UCAS, stressed their commitment to equitable post-secondary options. Conroy said, “As an independent charity, UCAS is dedicated to providing young individuals with equal access to diverse post-secondary choices. Our collaboration with Davies, known for its captivating apprenticeship programmes, empowers us to offer more options and insights into industries like insurance and finance.”
For more information on apprenticeships in the insurance sector, visit the Apprenticeship Guide.