Graduate Passes National QualificationA 24 year old graduate, who works for Be Wiser Insurance in Andover, has passed the Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII).

Matthew Tovey has spent three years studying and working to achieve the national qualification.

“It’s been three years of hard work and graft but I have a real sense of achievement,” said Matthew, who has a History degree from the University of Reading.

Matthew joined Be Wiser three years ago on SureStart, the graduate programme.

“The qualification will give me a platform to proceed with a managerial role in insurance,” said Matthew. “And the experience has given me the background knowledge for the future.”

Matthew has always been interested in a career in the financial services and was attracted by SureStart as it offered a structured programme with experience of working across all the departments at Be Wiser.

“The commitment that the company has shown has been fantastic and they really care about the professional development of young people,” said Matthew.

Matthew, whose family are delighted and very proud of him, says that he is looking forward to taking a break from studying. “I want to pass my driving test and learn a foreign language,” he said.

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