The IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG) is a platform for those aged 35 and under (or anyone new to the sector), from all disciplines, working in and with the insurance and reinsurance industry, to network, share experience, learn new skills and develop talent. Membership of the YPG is either:
The IRLA YPG aims to make an active contribution to the legacy sector by organising regular networking events and providing a series of accredited training sessions which promote:
The YPG’s ‘Link & Learn’ sessions provide members with the opportunity to hear from peers in other areas of the sector. Previous Link & Learn events include: M&A and Restructuring; Possible Future Claims; and the Basics of Solvency II. These events are followed by networking drinks.
As well as the Link & Learn and networking drinks, the YPG also host a number of social events, such as the ‘City Treasure Hunt’ in 2015, which raised funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. In addition to this, the YPG are encouraged to attend educational and social events with the wider IRLA group.
*following attendance of the preceding Link & Learn event (free of charge)
**Click here for a list of books and resources in the Secretariat office for use by YPG Members.
Nominations for this year’s Awards are open to all members of the Young Professionals Group.
The Award is for a young professional who has demonstrated:
• Outstanding Business Outcomes
• Outstanding Customer/Client Service
• Outstanding Leadership
If a young professional that you have worked with has demonstrated these qualities, you are invited to submit nominations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30th September 2017.
Your nomination should include a description (no more than 350 words) of their achievements and you must provide evidence of why you believe they fulfil the Award criteria.
Our 2016 award winner was Adam Horridge from Swiss Re (and IRLA YPG Chairman) and the judges said:
“This nomination recognises Adam in the Outstanding Leadership category. His team leaders and committee members praise him for his bright ideas, engagement, innovation and communication skills. It gives IRLA great pleasure to recognise Adam in this way and to work with him as his career develops at Swiss Re and in the wider market.””
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