LinkedIn Learning provides organisations with online learning courses designed to help professionals develop essential business, technology and creative skills at their own pace through engaging, expert-led and high-quality production course videos.

Building on Allianz’s existing Broker Training proposition, which provides webinars and technical broker training programmes to all brokers, the new offering will provide select independent and regional brokers with access to more than 16,500 on-demand courses from LinkedIn Learning.

Brokers will receive a tailored experience with a dedicated ‘Allianz Recommended’ section where they can access relevant content and the courses specifically recommended by Allianz. Topics will include sales performance management, building resilience in a crisis, and mentoring and talent development.

Sarah Mallaby, Director of Broker Markets, Allianz Insurance, said: “As part of the ongoing refresh of our broker training programme, we’re delighted to offer this additional benefit which demonstrates our commitment to developing our brokers.

“I believe that the breadth and flexibility of LinkedIn Learning offers an excellent opportunity for smaller independent brokers, who are committed to developing their people but may not necessarily have the resources to offer a range of training as comprehensive as this. The new training has been very well received so far and we’ve had some excellent feedback from brokers on the quality of the content.”

Jeff Matthews, Senior Director at LinkedIn Learning, said: “With the global pandemic accelerating change in organisations around the world, learning new skills and enhancing existing ones has never been more important to professional development and business performance. Allianz is leading the way in helping brokers gain new skills from cutting-edge learning courses taught by expert instructors. With a wealth of quality content to engage with, the courses offer a truly flexible way for professionals to keep their technical ‘hard’ skills and essential ‘soft’ skills sharp.”