The Bidvest Insurance Learnership Programme serves as a shining example of excellence in the non-life insurance domain, rooted in the expansive Bidvest Group alongside prestigious counterparts such as Bidvest Bank, Bidvest Life, FMI, and Compendium Insurance Brokers.

Since its establishment in 1997, Bidvest Insurance has distinguished itself by providing specialized, value-added products through groundbreaking channels. The programme positions learners in roles where they are responsible for gathering information, either telephonically or via email, required for the accurate assessment of Value Added Product Claims.

Bidvest Insurance Learnership Overview

Company : Bidvest Insurance
Location : Johannesburg, South Africa

About Bidvest Insurance?

Bidvest Insurance, a subsidiary within the financial services division of the Bidvest Group, prides itself on providing specialized, value-added products to its customers. Operating through direct call centres and affinity channels that partner with distribution networks, Bidvest Insurance has a clear purpose: to protect everyday South Africans against financial losses due to unforeseeable events, thereby contributing to a better South Africa.

What Does the Learnership Programme Offer?

The Bidvest Insurance Learnership Programme is designed for individuals who are eager to gain practical experience in the insurance industry. Joining this programme means being part of a young, energetic team that challenges conventions and focuses on building long-term relationships with stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Deliver personalized service that exceeds customer expectations, fostering loyalty and enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Utilize a customer-first approach, ensuring that all interactions are conducted with empathy, patience, and understanding.
  • Engage with customers through various channels, including phone, email, and digital platforms, to offer support and resolve issues promptly.
  • Act as the first point of contact for customer inquiries, providing clear, accurate, and timely responses to questions regarding policies, claims, and services.
  • Implement a solution-focused mindset to troubleshoot and address customer concerns, applying in-depth knowledge of company policies and products.
  • Coordinate with other departments as necessary to gather information, resolve customer issues, and ensure a cohesive service experience.
  • Ensure accurate and efficient processing of claims, from initial submission to final resolution, in compliance with company protocols and industry regulations.
  • Conduct thorough verification of claim details, documents, and evidence to assess eligibility and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Liaise with assessors, repairers, and other external partners to facilitate claim assessments and expedite the settlement process.
  • Maintain precise records of customer interactions, claims processing stages, and decisions made, ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Utilize the claims administration system effectively to update claim statuses, document findings, and track progress.
  • Actively seek customer feedback to identify areas of improvement in service delivery, contributing to the development of strategies that enhance the customer experience.
  • Participate in training and development sessions to stay updated on best practices in customer service, product knowledge, and regulatory compliance.
  • Work closely with team members to share knowledge, resolve complex issues, and promote a culture of excellence in customer service.
  • Offer support and guidance to new or less experienced colleagues, fostering a collaborative and learning-oriented environment.
  • Ensure all customer interactions and processes comply with relevant financial services regulations, including the principles of Treating Customers Fairly (TCF).
  • Stay informed about changes in legislation and industry standards that impact customer service and claims processing.

Knowledge and Skills Requirement

  • Qualifications: A Matric certificate and computer literacy are essential for applicants.
  • Mastery in managing, organizing, and maintaining documents and systems with utmost precision.
  • Proficiency in using office software, including word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software, to create professional documents and reports.
  • Capability to handle scheduling, manage emails, and ensure effective communication within and outside the organization.
  • A track record of successfully handling customer inquiries and complaints, turning potential negative experiences into positive outcomes.
  • Skills in empathetic communication, allowing for an understanding of customer needs and the provision of solutions tailored to those needs.
  • Experience in leveraging customer service platforms and tools, including CRM systems, to track and enhance customer interactions.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities, facilitating clear and effective interactions with customers, team members, and stakeholders.
  • Competence in conveying complex information in an easy-to-understand manner, enhancing customer understanding and satisfaction.
  • Multilingual skills are highly advantageous, enabling communication across South Africa’s diverse linguistic landscape.
  • Strong relationship-building capabilities to foster positive relationships with customers, colleagues, and partners.
  • Sensitivity and adaptability to diverse cultural and personal backgrounds, ensuring respectful and inclusive communication.
  • Conflict resolution skills, crucial for addressing and mitigating issues effectively, ensuring harmonious team dynamics and customer relations.
  • Analytical skills to assess situations, identify underlying issues, and devise practical solutions.
  • Initiative and creativity in developing innovative approaches to address customer needs and operational challenges.
  • Decision-making prowess, enabling timely and effective resolutions that align with organizational goals and customer expectations.
  • Competence in navigating digital platforms and tools relevant to insurance processes, including claims management and policy administration systems.
  • Awareness of digital security best practices to protect sensitive customer information and company data.
  • Understanding of the insurance industry’s regulatory environment, ensuring compliance in all customer interactions and processes.
  • Familiarity with the company’s product offerings, benefits, and exclusions to provide accurate information and support to customers.

What You’ll Need

  • Our Values: Embracing the BE’VOLUTION, living our values daily for the benefit of colleagues, customers, partners, and our environment.

How to Apply

Bidvest Insurance prioritizes the development of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (PDIs) in line with its Employment Equity (EE) goals. If you are interested in this transformative opportunity, submit your CV to

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The Bidvest Insurance Learnership Programme not only offers a pathway to a promising career in financial services but also aligns with the larger vision of contributing to a better South Africa. By joining this programme, you’re stepping into a world where your career aspirations can soar, limited only by your imagination. Whether you’re looking to hone your skills in customer service, claim processing, or policy management, Bidvest Insurance provides a nurturing environment for your professional growth.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a team that values innovation, excellence, and a commitment to safeguarding the financial well-being of South Africans. Apply today and take the first step towards a rewarding career in the insurance industry.