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The Young Insurance Professionals Programme

Interested candidates are requested to submit an online application between October 15 and November 15, 2020.

Applications are welcome from qualified young African Insurance Professionals working with insurance or reinsurance companies, brokerage firms, supervisory authorities or related organizations.

The Young Insurance Professionals Programme (YIPP) is an online training academically designed by the London School of Insurance in conjunction with Africa Re to fulfil its mission to foster the development of the insurance and reinsurance industry in Africa.

The objective of this annual online training programme is to offer brilliant graduates the possibility of accelerated career development thereby contributing to the progress of the African insurance and reinsurance sector.

The insurance programme is a starting point for an exciting career in the industry. Candidates who are successful for the Young Professionals Programme will undergo a training programme on a yearly basis with a “stretch/learning assignment” built-in, where valuable on-the-job experience will be gained.

A career will be built by the YIPP trainee by acquiring knowledge and competencies through a unique mix of on-the-job experience and a dedicated online training programme in insurance, reinsurance, leadership and management modules.

At the end of this programme, it is expected that participants would have been positively impacted to understand the Reinsurance industry and their future missions with regard to strong leadership, governance and accountability;

Participants will be able to reduce some poor practices and approaches via developing a constructive approach to competition in the African reinsurance markets and improve professionalism.

Minimum requirements for eligibility

  • Citizen of a member state of Africa Re;

  • Maximum 32 years of age;

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent;

  • Relevant work experience in an insurance or reinsurance company, insurance broking firm or other related fields;

  • Access to the internet;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and/or French.

Expected gains

  • Africa Re will sponsor the top ten young professionals, who successfully complete the YIPP programme, to one of the major insurance/reinsurance events in Africa (AIO, FANAF);

  • A certificate of completion issued by Africa Re and the London School of Insurance;

  • Accelerated career development in the industry.

Applications received after the deadline, will not be considered. Applicants should upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter and reference forms. If deemed necessary, an interview may be part of the assessment process.

Documents Required

Submission of Applications

  • Please fill the form.

  • Upload supporting documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

  • Reference Form

  • Passport Photo

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.



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