Barbican launches new Insurance Academy

24 September 2013

Apprenticeship programme aims to bolster capabilities of new industry talent

Barbican Insurance Group has today announced the launch of its new talent and development initiative, the Barbican Insurance Academy. The Insurance Academy is designed to enable current employees and future talent to further develop their insurance knowledge, acquire new skills and build a long term career within the insurance industry.

As part of the Insurance Academy, Barbican has developed an integrated Apprenticeship Programme. During this structured programme, apprentices will undertake an extensive range of training activities focussing on all aspects of the underwriting arena, as well as the insurance industry and the Lloyd’s Market. An internal placement scheme will see participants rotate across all divisions within the business.

In addition to gaining a thorough insight into the insurance market, apprentices will also complete their CII Certificate, as well as achieving the L3 NVQ in Providing Financial Services.

David Reeves, Chief Executive Officer of Barbican Insurance Group, said: “It is a privilege to be able to announce the launch of the Barbican Insurance Academy. The goal of this initiative is to help young professionals develop their skills and abilities, and by so doing build the solid foundations they will need not only to grow but to thrive in the insurance market of today and tomorrow.”

Anna Wright, Training and Development Manager at Barbican, added: “The Barbican Insurance Academy has been designed to assist our current employees in developing and furthering their careers as well as attracting new, high-calibre talent. The aim of the Barbican Insurance Academy is to drive exceptional performance and results throughout the business.”

The apprenticeship programme is supported by the National Apprenticeship Service which helps support, fund and co-ordinate the delivery of apprenticeships throughout England. The first two Barbican Insurance Group apprentices, Jessica Campbell and Stephen Barnard, have already been recruited onto the 2013 Programme.

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Patrick Palmer
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Nigel Allen
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Notes to Editors


Formed in 2007, Barbican Group Holdings is an insurance group writing business predominantly through its Syndicates at Lloyd’s. It also has a non-Lloyd’s financial solutions business based in Guernsey which offers insurance and reinsurance programmes to the global market.

Barbican Syndicates 1955 and 6113 at Lloyd’s have a stamp capacity of £227.5m for the 2013 year of account and underwrites cyber liability, financial and professional lines, healthcare liability, international casualty reinsurance, marine insurance, marine reinsurance, North American casualty reinsurance, property, property reinsurance and corporate, middle market and scheme/affinity group clients in the UK and Ireland. 

In the UK, all members of the Barbican Insurance Group of companies are registered in England and Wales and are subsidiaries of Barbican Group Holdings Limited (a company incorporated under the Laws of the Island of Guernsey). The members of the Barbican Insurance Group of companies that are incorporated in England and Wales are Barbican Holdings (UK) Limited (company no. 06410772), Barbican Corporate Member Limited (company no. 06400087), Barbican Managing Agency Limited (company no. 06948515) and Barbican Underwriting Limited (company no. 06634788). Barbican Managing Agency Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Barbican Underwriting Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The registered offices of all members of the Barbican Insurance Group of companies are situated at 33 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0BT.

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