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Press Release   •   Apr 10, 2013 10:46 BST

At a launch event held at the Chartered Insurance Institute headquarters in the City of London, Allianz Commercial welcomed the second intake of scholars selected for the 2013 Allianz Partner Academy Scholarship Programme. Allianz received a record number of applications with over 120 people applying for the 33 places.

The successful applicants were joined by their broker sponsors and representatives from Allianz. Speaking at the event were Sandy Scott, chief executive officer, CII and Simon McGinn, director of broker markets, Allianz Commercial.

The programme will enable scholars to achieve their CII Diploma in Insurance in 18 months with access to first-class tuition, revision sessions, free study texts and networking opportunities.

Simon McGinn,Allianz Commercial, commented: “Following a hugely successful first year during which our scholars achieved exceptional exam results, I am delighted to welcome the second year applicants. I am sure that they will continue to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism that underpins the insurance industry.”

Sandy Scott, at The Chartered Insurance Institute said: “The development of such schemes helps foster talent and ambitious individuals, demonstrate the attractiveness of a career in insurance and ensure the future success of not only the individuals taking part but the profession as a whole.”

Notes to Editors:

1.  Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world.  With approximately 142,000 employees worldwide, the Allianz Group serves approximately 78 million customers in more than 70 countries.

The mission of Allianz Insurance is to be the outstanding competitor in our chosen markets by delivering products and services that our clients recommend, being a great company to work for and achieving the best combination of profit and growth.

2. Allianz Commercial is one of the largest providers of commercial insurance in the UK with a full range of products for sole traders’ right up to large commercial organisations. The business is distributed principally through intermediaries. 

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