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LV= Broker announces launch of broker academy

Press release: 06/09/2011

LV= Broker today announced that it has launched a new training academy within its broker business with the aim of developing trainee underwriters and fast-tracking them through their technical training.

The broker academy is an 'on the job' training programme and the trainees work towards their CII Associateship while working with the aim of becoming fully qualified underwriters within three years. The trainees that are being recruited to the academy will generally have no prior experience of insurance.

As part of the programme the trainees work on rotation within the business to give them a good understanding of the different functions within an insurer. The knowledge they will gain via the programme will help them to develop rewarding careers within insurance.

Phil Bunker, managing director of LV= Broker, commented: "I am a great believer in formal training and professional qualifications within insurance. Through this programme LV= is making an investment that will help to develop the talented insurance professionals of the future. But this programme isn’t just about technical skills, at LV= our culture and service ethos are equally important to us. This programme recruits people with the right attitude foremost and then we train them in the technical aspects of the role to help them become industry leaders of the future."

LV= Broker is part of the LV= group of companies, and incorporates Highway Insurance and ABC Insurance. LV= is a trademark of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited (LVFS) and a trading style of the Liverpool Victoria group of companies.

LV= employs over 4,500 people and serves over four million customers with a range of financial products. We are the UK's largest friendly society and a leading financial mutual.

When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today we follow a similar purpose, helping people to protect and provide for the things they love, although on a much larger scale and through a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products.

We offer our services direct to consumers, as well as through IFAs and brokers, and through strategic partnerships with organisations such as ASDA, Nationwide Building Society and a range of trades unions.

LVFS is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, register number 110035. LVFS is a member of the ABI, the AFM and ILAG. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.