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Biltir programme provides paid internships to young Bermudians

Eighteen young Bermudians have this week started learning about the long-term life and insurance sector in a two-month paid internship programme organised by Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers.

As part of the programme, Scott Selkirk, chair of Biltir’s strategy committee, presented an introductory session on the life insurance sector to the university students via Zoom due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Biltir said the interns will also participate in networking and educational events, learn about life and annuity products, and explore career opportunities in the sector.

The full-time programme runs until August 20 with 11 Biltir companies taking part this year: Athora, Athene, Fortitude Re, Global Atlantic Re, Hannover Life Re America, Legal & General, Resolution Re Ltd, Somerset Re, Sun Life, Wilton Re and EY.

The programme was established in 2018 with 11 summer interns.

Biltir represents 61 long-term insurance, reinsurance and servicing companies in Bermuda that provide life and annuity products and employ more than 600 people on the island.

Sylvia Oliveira, chairwoman of Biltir, said: “Our internship programme introduces young Bermudians to a variety of career opportunities in the life sector.

“Biltir companies offer interesting and well-paid roles in fields such as actuarial, accounting, legal, technology, and investment. We have an impressive group of interns this year who are on their way to becoming the future stars of Bermuda’s insurance industry.”

This year’s interns and participating companies are: Inish Crisson, Athora; Jalen Wales, Athora; Ryann Hollis, Athora; Nadir Young, Athene; Chrysda Smith, Athene; Owenea Roberts, Fortitude Re; Hannah Blyden, Global Atlantic Re; Zariah Franklin-Grant, Global Atlantic Re; Connor Shanahan, Hannover Life Re America; Tyler Kelly, Legal & General; Jordan Etemadi, Resolution Re Ltd; Caroline Amaral, Resolution Re Ltd; Cameron de Ste Croix, Somerset Re; Bathsheba Jones, Sun Life; Jasai Burrows, Sun Life; Trae Smith, Wilton Re; Alexa DeSilva, EY; and Sachio Harrison, EY.

Zoom introduction: Participants in Biltir’s two-month paid internship programme got a virtual introduction to the life insurance sector (Photograph supplied)

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Published June 17, 2021 at 7:54 am (Updated June 17, 2021 at 7:54 am)

Biltir programme provides paid internships to young Bermudians

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