Marsh and Guy Carpenter today announced that it has taken on a work experience student from the Berkeley Institute for a 12-week placement, as part of the Career Pathways Programme.

Cairi Albuoy, a 16-year-old Berkeley Institute student, was selected to undertake the placement in which he will rotate with four different March & McLennan businesses in Bermuda: Marsh Captive Solutions, Bowring Marsh, Guy Carpenter and The Schinnerer Group.

Cairi was chosen for the placement with Marsh and Guy Carpenter because of his keen interest in the insurance and reinsurance industry. One day a week until mid-May, Cairi will work half days at the companies and will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how an international business operates and receive in-depth exposure to various aspects of the insurance industry.

The Career Pathways Programme is a career-based training initiative between the Department of Education, Bermuda College, and industry partners, such as the Association of Bermuda International Companies, of which Marsh and Guy Carpenter are a member, and it is a graduation requirement of students at Berkeley.

“We are committed to encouraging young Bermudians to consider insurance and reinsurance as potential career choices,” said Chris Reeves, Managing Director of Marsh, and Country Corporate Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Bermuda. 

“We look forward to sharing our knowledge with Cairi,” he added.

Tammisha Francis-Wainwright, Career Pathways Coordinator at the senior school, said: “We are grateful to Mash and Guy Carpenter for their support of the Career Pathways programme, which enables our students to get invaluable insight into potential future careers.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Cairi to gain hands-on experience of what working life is like in an international business.”