2 Year Professional Trainee Scheme
Bollington is one of the largest and most successful independent insurance brokers in the UK. Based predominantly in the North West region, Bollington has been awarded Investors in People consistently for over 10 years, has picked up Investor in Customers ‘Outstanding’ status for 2 years running, employs over 200 people and has a major national presence.
Established in 1973, Bollington is a well established and financially stable broker who can be trusted to deliver first class service and a high level of professionalism. Most clients have remained loyal for many years and the business has grown through recommendation.
What is on Offer?
Bollington originally introduced our professional trainee scheme in 2013, with one of our first recruits – having completed the scheme last year – now successfully working as part of our Underwriting team, and others still benefiting from taking part in the ongoing scheme.
In 2016, we will be recruiting another 2 talented individuals to work within our business on the two year Professional Trainee scheme. We are keen to recruit innovative individuals with a strong academic background, quick learners with an enthusiastic nature and a desire to develop a career within the insurance sector.
On joining Bollington, the successful applicants will undertake a comprehensive introduction to the insurance business, the Bollington structure and culture. As part of the scheme, a Personal Development Plan will be constructed detailing areas of interest, timetable for the time spent at Bollington and learning milestones over a two year period.
Location: Based within the North West region. However, you must be willing to travel or temporarily relocate to suit the business.
Training: You will develop work place skills including project management, people management, decision making, negotiation and communication skills across the Bollington business.
You will be given the opportunity to work in a variety of departments such as Accounts & Finance, Underwriting, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Claims and within our training divisions.
Professional Qualifications: We are offering the professional trainee scheme as an apprenticeship to enable you to become qualified to Cert CII (professional insurance qualification). After the initial 2 year period you will have the opportunity to continue on to Dip CII or ACII.
Mentoring and Support: We will assign a mentor to offer valuable ongoing advice on your career goals and how best to achieve them. You could also be assigned a buddy who has completed their CII Training and worked within the business for a number of years. Someone you can share your thoughts with and provide you with practical support.
Completion: Once completed, Bollington will place you in the role that you both feel most comfortable for your skills and attributes. With the opportunity to fulfil your potential by quickly progressing through our company.
• You will receive intense training, development and support
• It could provide a fast track to more responsibility in roles within Bollington
• Contacts made throughout the organisation during your training period may assist you later
• Provides an excellent platform to start your career
• The possibility of access to a mentor or buddy may assist you in finding your feet in the initial few months of work
• Provides invaluable access to each department and the issues faced by each function
• The opportunity to study for a professional qualification funded by Bollington
All employment offers come as part of a remuneration package, our Professional Trainee Scheme offers the following:
1st year salary – £11,000
2nd year salary – £13,000
24 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
Contributory Pension Scheme
When the employee contributes 5% of their salary the Company will match the 5%
Death in Service
4 x basic salary
Hours of Work – Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.30pm with 1 hour for lunch
Bollington are looking for articulate, numerate, driven individuals who can learn quickly and engage people at all levels.
We require the successful applicant to have 8 GCSE’s at grade A* to C or equivalent (achieved or expected) including Maths (higher paper), English and Science.
You should demonstrate that you are genuinely enthusiastic about developing a career in the insurance industry.
How to Apply
Download an application form from our website (on this page) and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to Human Resources, Adlington House, Adlington Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 4NL.
Please also include a hand written personal covering letter (no more than 500 words) about why you would like to be considered for the scheme.
Deadline for entries – 31st August 2016