The Chartered Insurance Institute

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  • About CII

    The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the leading professional body for the global financial services profession, exists to promote higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability. With over 115,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world's largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services.


    Our membership covers all disciplines within the insurance industry (claims, broking, underwriting), those working in the life and pensions sector, the mortgage advice market and financial advisers (under the Personal Finance Society brand).

    Our Royal Charter requires us "to secure and justify the confidence of the public" in our members and in the insurance and financial services sector.

CII launches Aspire Apprenticeship Programmes


The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has launched its Aspire Apprenticeship Programmes and invites employers to register their interest at

Employers across the insurance sector have expressed a need for quality-assured apprenticeship training programmes that are accessible, relevant and offer a solution to access available funding for businesses of all sizes. With the insurance sector facing the challenge of attracting and retaining talent in an increasingly competitive environment, the Aspire Apprenticeship Programmes provide purpose-built and standardised training for firms to develop and grow highly capable apprentices.

The Aspire Apprenticeship Programmes offer:

  • Access – with nationwide coverage
  • Reassurance – training is given by CII selected providers with proven expertise
  • Convenience – programmes run throughout the year to help employers enrol apprentices quickly onto a choice of e-learning and face-to-face training programmes.

Aspire Apprenticeship Programmes make it easy for firms with wage bills of less than £3m to access 90% co-investment funding. For larger levy-paying firms, the Programmes offer easy access to levy funds to spend on apprenticeships*.

Keith Richards, Managing Director of Engagement at the CII, said: “Attracting and retaining the very best talent is vitally important for our sector to continue providing the products and services consumers need and for us to build their trust in the work we do as a profession. We are therefore delighted to offer employers of all sizes across the insurance sector our Aspire Apprenticeships Programmes - an easy and convenient route to developing and attracting promising talent. This is part of the CII’s wider Classroom to Boardroom strategy looking to support professionals throughout their career in insurance and financial planning.”

*There is no levy or co-investment funding available to employers from the governments in Scotland or Northern Ireland. The Aspire Apprenticeship training is still accessible to employers in these countries but commercial prices apply.

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