Introducing the Qualification Mentoring Scheme

The Old Library, Lloyd's
Monday, 04 December 2017
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (UK time)

Studying towards your Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) or Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning (APFS)? Recently qualified and keen to help others achieve the same?

Our Qualification Mentoring Scheme will soon be entering the third year of a pilot phase and we are now recruiting new Mentees and 'Buddy Mentors'. 40 Mentee places and 12 Buddy Mentor places are available (eight Mentee and two Buddy Mentor places are for financial planners).

Studying can be a lonely and confusing experience. It can be daunting to study on top of a busy job and active social life. Some find the array of subjects confusing when it comes to deciding the order in which to take them, others find the step up from Certificate to Diploma level bigger than they were expecting, and members can also struggle due to lack of employer support. This scheme aims to provide Mentees motivation, via a peer group, led by a Buddy Mentor - someone who has recently qualified themselves so has fresh first-hand experience of the challenges faced.

Attendees found out more about the scheme from those in the know, including:

  • Stuart Clarke FCII, Chair, Qualification Mentoring Committee (Head of Technical Claims, Hiscox)
  • Dipak Warren ACII, Advocate Mentor (Previously Chief Underwriting Officer, Mitsui Sumitomo Syndicate and Aviva Corporate Risk Solutions)
  • Timothy Nash ACII, Buddy Mentor (Vice President, Marsh)
  • Esme Gould Cert CII, Mentee (Underwriter, Zurich Insurance)

The scheme programme includes five educational, motivational and social events a year, some of which will provide networking opportunities with our 'Advocate Mentors' who hold senior positions in the market. Participants must be members of the Insurance Institute of London and committed for a three year period. During the initial pilot phase, there is no charge to participate.


Please contact Lindsey Maddison (020 7397 3912) with any queries regarding this event.

  • The Old Library, Lloyd's
  • One Lime Street
  • London
  • EC3M 7HA
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Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Flora Simpson (020 7397 3912).

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at