About this Apprentice Employer
First things first: we’re not an insurance company. Nor are we connected with any bank. Lloyd’s is actually a market where risks that need to be covered are put to insurers who can provide protection, ensuring that social and economic progress can continue across the globe. And as a Corporation, we enable that protection; managing the space and overseeing all aspects of the business.
In the 17th century, London’s importance as a trade centre led to increasing demand for ship and cargo insurance. Edward Lloyd’s coffee house became recognised as the place to go for marine information and soon for insurance, too – and it’s here that the Lloyd’s we know today began. From those beginnings in a coffee shop in 1688, Lloyd’s has been a pioneer in insurance and has grown over 330 years to become the world’s leading market for specialist insurance.