The annual Worshipful Company of Insurers networking event took place in July, and it was an evening to remember with over 80 enthusiastic young people from inner London meeting insurance professionals from across the sector.
Attendees included interns currently in placements across the City as part of the City of London Business Traineeship Programme and some ex-candidates who have previously completed placements and are now at university.
The evening has become a yearly fixture on the calendar of the Brokerage Citylink, the charity working in partnership with City businesses to raise the career aspirations and prospects of young Londoners. This year’s event was even more memorable than ever, with a special address to the event by Samantha Nakirya. Samantha completed a summer internship at Beazley in 2011, before securing a gap year placement at Chaucer. She’s performed incredibly well during her time in insurance and enjoyed it thoroughly, but it’s a sector that she may never have considered as she explained to the event: “If it wasn’t for initiatives like this, I would not have had the opportunity to try insurance and find out what it has to offer”.
The opportunity to find out first-hand what insurance can offer was certainly appreciated by those in attendance. “I learnt that the insurance industry offers many different roles, and the industry is always very fast paced,” one attendee told us after the event. “Speaking to employees, I realised that most people never originally had ambitions to work in insurance. This motivated me to keep an open mind about what I should do for my career, because you never know if you're satisfied with a role until you try it.”
Our thanks to the Worshipful Company for organising another fantastic event for our students. We look forward to the next one!