Integrating apprenticeships to Marsh & McLennan’s graduate programme

  • Overcome concerns about apprenticeships’ appropriateness for a graduate audience

  • Built internal learning hub to promote programmes

  • Extremely positive feedback from graduates

How we helped

Marsh & McLennan have a very successful graduate scheme, but was unsure whether an apprenticeship programme was appropriate for this audience & whether it could add the already very successful graduate programme. They therefore wanted to explore if they could accelerate & embed learning with graduates as part of their ‘Further Faster’ initiative.

We took a very consultative approach with Marsh & McLennan, listened to their thoughts on how they wanted to develop their graduate programme in detail, whilst also acknowledging their potential concerns.

We proposed a fully integrated programme, matching the competencies of the apprenticeship programme with Marsh & McLennan’s requirements. Importantly the solution also kept the key successful elements of Marsh & McLennan’s scheme, but complimented this with specialist coaching & tutor support to help embed learning & accelerate development.



Marsh & McLennan launched the scheme in December 2019 with our close support. Marsh & McLennan were particularly pleased with the quality of our specialist coaches & tutors, but also with the support from our client solutions team, who provided regular updates & responded very quickly to help resolve any issues or concerns.

We also helped Marsh & McLennan build their internal learning hub platform to promote all the programmes across their group.

The feedback from Marsh & McLennan’s graduates has been extremely positive and demonstrated the benefits of integrating the apprenticeship with Marsh & McLennan’s existing graduate scheme.  We’ve overcome Marsh & McLennan’s concerns about apprenticeships’ appropriateness for a graduate audience, and it’s being extended to all Marsh & McLennan’s graduates in 2020/21.

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