- Allianz Boosts Employees Capacity via Training
As part of efforts to strengthen the competencies of its employees, Allianz Nigeria said it had enrolled some of its employees in the Allianz Underwriting Academy.
A statement from the underwriting firm said, “Technical team members at Allianz Nigeria have been admitted into the prestigious academy in what will be the first phase of a progressive upskilling programme following the integration of the local operating entity into the group.”
The company said that the Allianz Underwriting Academy, which was established in 2001, aimed at fast-tracking workers of Allianz Group towards gaining insurance qualifications.
The academy’s CII prior learning accreditation award, it added, achieved Advanced Diploma Level.
It stated that the accreditation meant that, for the first time, a member of staff passing specific personal lines or commercial (motor, property and casualty) academy modules could earn (up to a maximum of 60) credits within the CII qualification structure.
The Head of Data Analytics & Reporting at Allianz Nigeria, Adekunle Giwa, who had all his papers in the first cycle, stated, “The exams were as rigorous as they were rewarding. I am proud to be a student of the academy and look forward to the accreditation award from the prestigious CII UK.”
According to the statement, the programme provided a framework which enabled individuals to build the skills required to fulfill career aspirations, achieve professional qualifications through study support and the Chartered Insurance Institute accreditation and to meet the requirements for continuing professional Development as required by the CII.
The Executive Director, Owolabi Salami, explained that prior to the beginning of the programme, Allianz Nigeria had a competent and sound technical team.
He said, “Still the examinations were rigorous even for my very experienced colleagues. This is proof that the best can be made better. Our risk assessment, pricing and coverage will keep getting better. We are very proud that Allianz is the first insurer to achieve this level of accreditation from the CII. Our clear goal is to have the most technically-skilled staff.”