Posted on 12th July 2017
Bennett Christmas training investment has eye on the future
Bennett Christmas Insurance Brokers doubled up on their investment in the future this month, as two of their trainees became certified account handlers.
Tom Gilbert and Kimberley Scott have been sponsored by Bennett Christmas for the past year as they completed their IF1, IF5 and IF6 modules, before gaining their professional Certificate in Insurance (CII) in June.
Tom said that the Burgess Hill-based team had provided invaluable support to them along the way.
“Many of the team have already been through this process and they gave us valuable insight into what we could expect, as well as top tips which really stood us in good stead. Our studies were intense and there were some very long days involved, but everything was so much simpler, smoother and almost stress-free thanks to the team.”
Kimberley said: “We’ve been very fortunate to have the management team take us under their wing and support us throughout our exams. To be in a job we enjoy and have the opportunity to continue learning is a rare privilege.”
Tom and Kimberley’s success is just Bennett Christmas’s latest effort to engage the next generation with the insurance industry.
The company has introduced a Futures Group for younger employees to contribute their own ideas to management. A Seniors Group, for the company’s older employees, is set to launch later this year.
“We’re delighted to welcome Tom and Kimberley to the team as fully-fledged professional account handlers,” said CEO Mark Bennett. “It’s important that we keep innovating as a business. Young people are the future and introducing trainees to the team is a great way to maintain our fresh and forward-thinking approach.”
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