TL Dallas, one of the UK’s leading independent insurance broking and risk management companies, has announced plans to extend its apprenticeship scheme.
The programme is helping to support the future of the industry by investing in talent and providing job opportunities for people in communities local to the company.
The firm has welcomed its first cohort of apprentices into its Bradford headquarters and London offices, and has plans to roll out the scheme further across its UK network of ten offices.
The Apprenticeship Scheme provides employees with both practical on the job training and structured learning, culminating in the Chartered Insurance Institute qualifications.
T L Dallas has made two further internal appointments in Bradford, to start on the Apprenticeship Scheme in early 2020, taking up roles as Commercial Account Handlers. Both previously held roles in the Private Clients area of the business.
Bradford-based apprentices Marcus Kelly and Sophiya Adam were both recently nominated for Best Newcomer at the national conference of the UNA Alliance, a key insurance broking representative body. Both nominations were made in recognition of their development within the insurance broking sector, with Sophiya taking home the award.
On being appointed as an apprentice at TL Dallas, Sophiya said: “I’m really grateful to have been given the opportunity to establish myself in the insurance broking sector. Working as an apprentice for TL Dallas will equip me with the tools that I need to succeed, and I’m looking forward to continuing with the firm during the next steps of my career journey.”
Marcus added: “Being able to learn on the job has been really important for my progress within the company. The apprenticeship scheme has enabled me to stay local to Bradford, as well as boosting my confidence within many different areas of the business and its operations.”
Sue Dover, Group Apprenticeship Co-Ordinator at TL Dallas, said: “We’re all very proud of the progress that our apprentices have made over the last 18 months and we are excited to be taking on two new recruits. We developed the apprenticeship scheme in partnership, giving our apprentices the opportunity to provide us with feedback and learnings as they worked through the scheme.
We have exciting plans to build on the success of the scheme to date in 2020 and beyond.”
Lizzy Tyler, Head of People at TL Dallas, added: “As a business with a long and established history in Bradford, we believe it is vitally important that we help to nurture young, homegrown talent at an early stage.
“We are proud of what we have achieved so far through our apprenticeship programme and believe it will play an important role in ensuring we have a sustainable business model for our company and people for the next 100 years.”
TL Dallas recently raised £100,000 for charities including Mind in Bradford and Sedbergh Community Foundation, as part of its centenary celebrations.
For more information on TL Dallas, please visit: https://www.tldallas.com/.
"As a business with a long and established history in Bradford, we believe it is vitally important that we help to nurture young, homegrown talent at an early stage."
Lizzy Tyler, Head of People at TL Dallas