Scholarship & Insight (Editorial:19th May)

Scholarship & Insight (Editorial:19th May)

Deadlines are approaching for applicants for two excellent educational opportunities in London in 2011. 

“An Insight into Transport Law and Insurance” is a practical, extensive three day course for the non-insurance specialist. 

The Robin Travis scholarship provides a three month paid internship for a motivated individual who is working in Germany and is currently employed in the shipping, transport or marine insurance sector. 

Robin Travis Scholarship

lA unique opportunity for young German transport professionals to work in the London market is presented this year in the shape of the Robin Travis scholarship.

The successful applicant will spend the first six weeks in the London head office of transport liability specialist Thomas Miller whose diverse activities include the management of the UK P&I Club, the TT Club and ITIC.  A tailored programme of placements reflecting the business interests of the applicant, eg lawyers, surveyors or insurance brokers, will form the remainder of the time spent in London.

A lump sum of €5,500 to assist with living expenses is provided for the period.

The deadline for registering interest in this year's scholarship is the end of May. Full applications must be submitted by 14 June.  These applications will require a curriculum vitae (CV), two commercial references and a covering letter from the applicant explaining why he or she should be considered for the award.  A shortlist of applicants would then be interviewed in Hamburg in July.

Thomas Miller established the Robin Travis Scholarship programme in 1992 in memory of Robin Travis, a former Director of Thomas Miller who died suddenly and prematurely in 1991. He had a long association with the German Members of the transport clubs managed by Thomas Miller, correspondents and brokers. There have been 14 previous scholars, many of whom have gone on to achieve senior positions in the German transport industry.


The Insight course is aimed at executives and managerial staff who are in the early stages of their careers and those who do not have specialist insurance and claims experience. It is designed for executives new to the industry but it is also suitable for those who wish to broaden or refresh their knowledge.

The course will commence with a maritime and transport industry overview, essentially a “Who’s who” of  key players in the insurance market.

A closer study will then follow the types of cover relevant to the maritime or transport professional.  A major casualty case study should illuminate by example the technical review of key areas of cover i.e. Hull, P&I, Defence, TT, ITIC, War Risks provided in the class room.

The practical emphasis continues with interactive workshops on cargo claims, personal injury claims, charterparty issues and dealing with collisions, pollution and dock damage.

A final case study will tackle the issues of dispute resolution.

A formal course dinner will take place on Tuesday 27th September and an end of course drinks reception on Thursday 29th September.

This course counts towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Each
hour of the course is equivalent to one CPD hour.

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