Meet the Apprentices

Meet the Claims Apprentice 2019 finalists

Lord Sugar will see you now... 

We are pleased to announce our six Claims Apprentice finalists!

To find out more about each of our finalists, click on the photos below.

Thank you to everyone who entered and interviewed to be a part of the series.

The series will be airing on Insurance Post in April 2020, so stay tuned to see who will be crowned the Claims Apprentice winner!

Taylor McTaggart

Job title: Continuous Improvement Consultant

Company: Zurich Insurance

When you left school you were considered the pupil most likely to…?

Still be ID’d when I’m 30

What is your idea of holiday heaven and holiday hell?

Heaven – Two weeks on the beach with unlimited food & cocktails.

Hell - Booking to go somewhere warm and it rains the whole time!

If you had to partake in the 2020 Olympics what would your event of choice be?

Badminton

Who would play you in the film/TV drama of your life?

Hailee Steinfeld

Which four people [living or dead] would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?

Barack Obama – Throughout Barack Obama’s time in office he showed true leadership qualities. I would learn about his greatest challenges, who helped him overcome his biggest fears and what learnings he took away from his time as president.

David Attenborough – Climate change is at the forefront of people’s minds more than ever. I share a passion about wanting to make the world a more environmentally friendly place and I’m sure I could learn a lot from his experiences on how to do this

Tim Cook – To lead the biggest company in the world and dominate markets that you never had a presence in you must be determined, optimistic and resilient. Customers do not determine the next big trends, Apple leads the way when it comes to tech. This would teach me a lot about being at the forefront of change and emerging technologies within varying industries

My Grandpa – I would invite my Grandpa because he would be the life of any party. Although he is no longer with us I learnt a lot from the time I spent with him. No matter how hard life is you’ve got to keep on smiling and that’s what he done

What song would you like to soundtrack your victory at Claims Apprentice 2020 should you win?

Celebration – Kool and The Gang

And what would you eat and drink to toast being crowned Claims Apprentice 2020?

Prosecco & chocolate

 

Isaac Fuente

Job title: Junior Aviation Claims Adjuster

Company: Nexus Underwriting

When you left school you were considered the pupil most likely to…?

Most likely to travel the world.

What is your idea of holiday heaven and holiday hell?

Heaven - Hot, remote and relaxing

Hell - Somewhere wet and cold

If you had to partake in the 2020 Olympics what would your event of choice be?

100m Sprint

Who would play you in the film/TV drama of your life?

Tom Hardy

Which four people [living or dead] would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?

Gareth Bale, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Anthony Joshua

What song would you like to soundtrack your victory at Claims Apprentice 2020 should you win?

Wonderwall - Oasis

And what would you eat and drink to toast being crowned Claims Apprentice 2020?

A glass of nice white wine and arancini rice balls

Alexandra Francis

Job title: Liability Claims Handler

Company: AXA UK PLC

When you left school, you were considered the pupil most likely to…? 

Own or run a business

What is your idea of holiday heaven and holiday hell?

Heaven - Where I don’t have to ask for anything or make any decisions, what I want is already known and the weather is the perfect temperature for me

Hell - A full holiday of just rain

If you had to partake in the 2020 Olympics what would your event of choice be?

My event of choice would be field hockey (hopefully I can get a team together). I have played for over 10 years and it is a sport that I truly enjoy

Who would play you in the film/TV drama of your life? 

My very non-famous older sister. She’s the only person I trust to capture the true essence of my life

Which four people [living or dead] would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?

My dad because he is my role model

Kevin Hart because I think he is hilarious and would help me relax

President Barack Obama because I think he has a wealth of knowledge and our conversation wouldn’t be dull

David Attenborough because his voice is amazing and I love Planet Earth

What song would you like to soundtrack your victory at Claims Apprentice 2020 should you win? 

Can’t Tell Me Nothing by Kanye West

What would you eat and drink to toast being crowned Claims Apprentice 2020? 

Steak, mashed potatoes and broccoli (that is my go-to celebration meal) and a cheeky rum and coke

 

Kelly Huddleston

Job title: Credit Hire Team Leader - Third Party Claims

Company: Covea Insurance

When you left school you were considered the pupil most likely to…?

Most likely to work in fashion/interior design

What is your idea of holiday heaven and holiday hell?

Heaven - I've been to Jamaica and would love to experience another Caribbean Island as the beaches and clear blue seas are heaven!

Hell - Camping! Not having heating or electricity is my idea of a nightmare, it could only be made worse if it were to rain!

If you had to partake in the 2020 Olympics what would your event of choice be?

Hurdles - Although I'm not sure my legs would stretch that far these days!

Who would play you in the film/TV drama of your life?

Jennifer Aniston. She was an icon whilst I was growing up and she is a great actress with a sense of humour

Which four people [living or dead] would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?

Robin Williams, Princess Diana, Holly Willoughby and Gino D'Campo

What song would you like to soundtrack your victory at Claims Apprentice 2020 should you win?

'This is Me' from The Greatest Showman

And what would you eat and drink to toast being crowned Claims Apprentice 2020?

I would eat Tapas and drink prosecco to celebrate if I were to be crowned Claims Apprentice 2020

Daniel Brant

Job title: Claims Handler

Company: UIA Mutual

When you left school you were considered the pupil most likely to…?

I was considered the pupil most likely to be a failed rock star

What is your idea of holiday heaven and holiday hell?

Heaven - An all-inclusive luxury family holiday in the Caribbean

Hell - A camping holiday

If you had to partake in the 2020 Olympics what would your event of choice be?

Rowing

Who would play you in the film/TV drama of your life?

Rupert Grint

Which four people [living or dead] would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?

  1. Elton John who will bring flair and flamboyance to the dinner party
  2. Ricky Gervais because he is hilarious
  3. Brendan Urie as he will bring the music
  4. Emilia Clarke because she looks exactly like my wife

What song would you like to soundtrack your victory at Claims Apprentice 2020 should you win?

Panic at the Disco - Hey Look Ma, I Made It

And what would you eat and drink to toast being crowned Claims Apprentice 2020?

If I’m crowned the Claims Apprentice 2020 I would like to toast with spiced rum and coke with pizza to eat

Kayleigh Lawson

Job title: Claims Investigator

Company: Zurich Insurance 

When you left school you were considered the pupil most likely to…?  

Become a successful businesswoman or Entrepreneur

What is your idea of holiday heaven and holiday hell?

Heaven - A Safari break, something I have always wanted to experience and think it would be amazing!

Hell - A caravan in the middle of nowhere with very little to do, it wouldn’t feel like a holiday to me at all

If you had to partake in the 2020 Olympics what would your event of choice be?

Heptathlon, the track is made up of combined events which would test and push me further

Who would play you in the film/TV drama of your life?

I would say Angelina Jolie, as she is recognised as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry.

Angelina has played part to a number of different roles in her career and has been very successful in doing so, and she also has a hand in filmmaking

Which four people [living or dead] would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?  

David Attenborough, I find his documentaries and work very interesting, he would make for a great conversationalist over dinner

Gordon Ramsay, if anything should go wrong with the food he would be able to step in and prepare something for us

Michael McIntyre, I find him hilarious and he would bring some entertainment to the night

Vera Wang, she is an amazing designer and inspiration to women. I would love to know more about how she became to be one of the most successful designers and what inspires her

What song would you like to soundtrack your victory at Claims Apprentice 2020 should you win?

Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

And what would you eat and drink to toast being crowned Claims Apprentice 2020?

A glass of Prosecco and Canapés