Rise To The Top
Category : March 2016
Alongside other businesses and learning providers, TRS will be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week and the contributions that each apprentice has made to the company. Since 2013, TRS have been heavily involved in partnering with local trainers to offer young professionals work experience and apprenticeship placements with the number of vacancies increasing year on year.
Starting out his career as an apprentice, CEO James Hyslop is a huge supporter. Working with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Modern Claims Magazine and most recently local authorities, James and TRS hope to encourage other employers to follow suit and within the Insurance Industry change the image and reputation the sector has. Statistics released last week showed that by 2018, 25% of insurance professionals would have retired creating a huge employment hole. Whilst the industry acknowledges this and the benefits of investing into tomorrows workforce, engaging with the younger generation is more of a hurdle. Working with the Connected Schools and Business Programme and MP Robin Walker, TRS have began touring schools and colleges to introduce Finance and Insurance and share real experiences that apprentices within the company have had.
It is important to nurture young talent with the ability to train meaningfully where they will achieve employment after the period of time and take them away from academia, which serves a fantastic place but it doesn’t put food on the table in the same way a meaningful job does
– James Hyslop
Currently 30% of the TRS workforce is studying a Level 3 or Higher Apprenticeships and all act as Apprenticeship Ambassadors. For National Apprenticeship Week, TRS will be featured in a number of social media campaigns, apprentice trip to the Houses of Parliament and working on a number of projects for release later this year.