In 2022, Brit Insurance, a leading global international commercial insurance company, partnered with GT Scholars CIC, an organisation that specialises in improving social mobility, with the aim of encouraging more young people to consider a career in insurance. 

The GT Scholars x Brit Insurance Digital Challenge was designed to encourage more pupils in England, aged 11-18, to learn about the career options available to them specifically in the insurance industry. The aim of the digital challenges was to create accessible online work experience and to help pupils to start considering working in one of the diverse careers that the insurance industry offers.

A total of 795 young people across England took part in the challenges. A total of 25 finalists were awarded £100 in vouchers and invited to a Career Insight Day at the Brit Insurance Head office in London. Participants that completed all 5 online challenges gained a certificate of completion and 3 winning pupils were awarded 

Dariusz Tomaszewski-Guerrero from Dartford Grammar school performed outstandingly in these challenges and was selected as one of the 3 winning pupils for the National GT Scholars x Brit Insurance Digital Challenge.

Insurance is a growing industry with high-earning potential. However, not enough young people are considering careers in insurance. Research shows that there are five times as many young people who want to work in culture, art, entertainment, and sport than in other industries and over half of those young people are not interested in pursuing other careers. This may be because many young people are not taught about the workforce or careers that are in demand.

I enjoyed meeting new people and listening to professionals. After attending the insight day I will look closely at jobs in the insurance industry”- Dariusz

The pupils that took part in these digital challenges learnt about careers in risk management, claims, underwriting and in the final challenge, and presented their business improvement ideas to the CEO of Brit Insurance. The challenges were designed to make use of pupils’ knowledge of Mathematics, Literacy, Science, and Geography as well as improve their research, presentation and entrepreneurial skills.

“The quality of careers advice and the availability and awareness of work experience opportunities varies across the country. This often depends on the school that you attend and your postcode. As a social mobility organisation, our goal is to ensure that young people across the UK have the opportunity to access careers support and discover new careers that they may have otherwise not considered.” – Temi Kamson, GT Scholars CEO