Why we need to think about apprenticeships in finance

It’s time to create a platform which effectively tackles youth unemployment, while helping to develop the skills and knowledge our country needs, writes Conor Brennan of Zurich Insurance

8th November, 2015
Conor Brennan, Chief Executive of Zurich Insurance in Ireland Picture: Maura Hickey

As Ireland continues its recovery from recession and confidence builds for a bright future, one essential building block of our success needs more attention.

With figures showing 20 per cent of young people in Ireland are currently unemployed — twice the level in the overall population — something clearly has to be done and we, at Zurich, wanted to play our part.

Ireland’s tough economic times actually had a positive effect on persuading young people to...

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