MGAA Partners with Searchlight to deliver training programmes to enhance professional development for MGAs

The Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) has partnered with Searchlight Insurance Training, part of the UKGI Group, to deliver face to face and online training solutions for its members. This new relationship builds on the MGAA’s key objective in raising professional standards and building further resilience into the sector, as well as helping their staff to develop new skills to assist with their career development.

MGAs currently underwrite over 10% of the UK’s £47 billion general insurance market premiums, and this key relationship will help the MGAA deliver part of its vision, alongside its current educational Insights programme for members, to further enhance the professionalism of this buoyant market segment.

A training calendar for 2023 is being produced that will meet the varied and comprehensive needs of MGAA members, and firms will be able to work directly with Searchlight to deliver bespoke training solutions that supports their own learning & development requirements.

Mike Keating, CEO of the MGAA, said: “We are always seeking to add value for our membership, and we aim to drive professionalism, innovation and high standards across the insurance sector. Providing opportunities for learning and development to our members was a main focus that emerged from engaging with our members during the past twelve months, and it is important that we have found the right training partner that shares our vision for maintaining these standards.

Post-pandemic, the way in which we work, and the skills needed to successfully grow an MGA business is changing. Firms who take the opportunity to invest, train and increase the knowledge of their workforce are going to continue raising the bar and see a positive impact on their future growth. MGAs can now benefit from access to training specialists at preferential rates as part of their MGAA membership.”

Tom Wood, Business Development Manager at Searchlight, said: “The MGAA has a long history of supporting and representing MGAs, and education has always been part of the benefits they offer in the market. Searchlight is seeing more demand for a return to face to face classroom training, and the flexible training delivery methods that we can offer MGAA members will add new opportunities to support talent management.

Members can now contact us directly to discuss and source their training needs in areas such as technical knowledge, business and soft skills, and leadership and management development. We are excited about working with MGAs by providing training that is designed to support this growing sector.”

About the author

Laura is the Digital Marketing Associate for Searchlight Insurance Training, part of UKGI Learning Solutions. Laura supports our digital design, website and content marketing strategies for Searchlight. 

Laura Roberts UKGI

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