Davies partners with Empower Development to offer enhanced technical learning content for apprentices

23rd March 2023

Davies, the leading specialist professional services and technology business serving insurance and highly regulated markets, has announced a partnership with Empower Development, the insurance professional training provider, to provide specialised learning content for its insurance apprentices.

The partnership with one of the UK’s leading providers of training for insurance professionals will provide technical bite sized digital learning content to support CII modules. This complements the support already provided by Davies to their apprentices, including their own dedicated coach, access to industry experts with a wealth of specialist technical knowledge and exclusive membership to ‘Thrive Professionally with Davies’, a social learning experience community.  Empower Development was founded by Samantha Ridgewell in 2017 to provide training courses aimed specifically at professionals in the insurance market. Empower Development’s award-winning learning content is based around real world scenarios that insurance professionals face daily and are created by trainers who have developed careers within the sector.

Davies’ apprentices who join the programme from March will now have access to an extensive range of training resources to support with their Cert CII through to Advanced Diploma, providing access to CII support anytime anywhere through ‘game-changer’ resources.

Davies continues to invest heavily in its apprenticeship programme to meet the insurance industry’s demand for highly skilled professionals, and currently has over 1750 apprentices enrolled across its programmes. The news also follows the recent announcement that Davies is now one of just 30 agencies certified by the Department of Education to offer Flexi-Job Apprenticeships.

Craig Potter, Chief Operating Officer, Davies Learning Solutions said: “Investing in enhanced learning programmes that support our apprentices’ development is a key part of our strategy. We are always looking for new ways to support our insurance apprentices, helping them achieve their goals and drive their careers forward. The partnership with Empower Development will enable us to include a further technical dimension to our apprentices’ education programme and ensure they have access to the very latest developments within our industry.”

Samantha Ridgewell, Founder and Managing Director of Empower Development said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Davies to enhance the technical offering for their insurance apprentices. Both Davies and Empower Development are committed to creating an offering that will develop and attract talent to the industry. All our courses and content has been specially created to ensure that learners develop real-world skills that they will be using in daily life as an insurance professional.”

Globally, Davies’ 6,500+ colleagues operate across ten countries, including the UK and the U.S. The business delivers professional services and technology solutions across the risk and insurance value chain, including excellence in claims, underwriting, distribution, regulation & risk, customer experience, human capital, digital transformation & change management. Over the past ten years Davies has grown its annual revenues more than 20-fold, investing heavily in research & development (R&D), innovation & automation, colleague development, and client service. Today the group serves more than 1,500 insurance, financial services, public sector, and other highly regulated clients.

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