4 months ago
Here at AXA, we encourage you to push your boundaries, there's no need to choose between education and practical skills because our Apprenticeship gives you both! While you broaden your experience in Insurance, we’ll fund your apprenticeship so your hard-earned qualifications will be debt-free!
AXA Insurance will provide you with a platform to showcase your skills and develop with the #1 Global Insurance brand. Our expert teams care for a huge range of customers, helping them protect their cars, homes and businesses against life’s uncertainties. Whether bought directly, through customer or through a number of corporate partners, our market-leading products are trusted by millions.
We have a number of exciting and challenging apprenticeship opportunities available across our UK sites that nurture and develop our people to reach their full potential. We have ambitious growth plans which recognise the importance in identifying talented people to become the next generation of professional Underwriter’s in our business. We offer you plenty of opportunities where you can make a valued contribution.
Apprentices are a big deal in our business and we want to be able to nurture your future by offering you plenty of opportunity to develop your skills and progress in our business. So what are you waiting for? today and see where your apprenticeship takes you in our business…
Are you ready to join our next chapter?
Connect, our Online Trading Team services a large number of customers situated throughout the UK. We have an excellent reputation within the UK market (3* Investor In Customer) and have built strong relationships with many customers UK wide. Through our excellent customer service, we have achieved steady growth year on year and have ambitious growth targets for 2020 and beyond.
These are exciting times for the team here at our Online Trading Centre, we are seeking to recruit ambitious Apprentice’s to contribute to delivering the team trading results through building effective relationships with our customers, whilst developing underwriting skills.
The Apprenticeship Programme application process is designed to be as straight forward, accessible and supportive as possible. We want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to impress. Our main aim is to identify the best talent for our growing Commercial Underwriter network.
About your apprenticeship
Throughout your 4 year higher apprenticeship, you will learn all about the Insurance industry and achieve nationally recognised qualifications that will make a huge difference to your career potential. It’s a great alternative to higher education or university, or perfect if you’re simply looking for a change of direction in your career.
You will start working towards your Level 3 Insurance Practitioner, which includes the externally accredited Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Certificate, the equivalent to two A levels. Following this you will progress to the Level 4 Insurance Professional apprenticeship, which will also give you the CII Diploma in Insurance.
You will study for your apprenticeship with support from an award-winning specialist training provider, whilst developing in your role as a Trainee Commercial Underwriter.
What you'll be doing
As an Apprentice Commercial Underwriter, you will be the first point of contact for our Brokers, providing them with excellent service and working to demanding targets in an extremely fast paced environment.
You will be supporting our Brokers via web chat, e-mail and telephony and with your natural ability to deal comfortably with people, build relationships that enhance SME (Small/Medium Enterprises) proposition and the AXA brand with our Brokers.
You will work as part large team of over 40 underwriters who will provide support, guidance and development to ensure that you maximise this fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s leading Insurance Companies. You will provide administration support within the team, underwrite new and existing business profitability, accurately and in line with established underwriting practice. Teamwork is critical to the success of any individual in this role and as this is the first Apprenticeship Scheme to be offered in SME, we are looking for the best candidates to fulfil these requirements.
Most of all, we want this to be a great start for possibly your first ever employed role, but moreover the starting point of your career in Commercial Insurance with AXA. Commercial Insurance has a strong history of growth and as our business continues this trajectory we would really like the best candidates to join our next chapter – is this you?
Are you who we are looking for?
We are guided every day by our four core values: Customer First, Integrity, Courage and One AXA. We are looking for people who are;
•Passionate about people and committed to growing your careers at AXA, looking for opportunities to always learn and be part in shaping the future of our business.
•An active listener who can demonstrate empathy - put yourself in our customers shoes to build key relationships.
•Strong attention to detail.
•Able to absorb and technical product knowledge.
•Professional, confident and able to adapt quickly, as you will be dealing with different people, including customers and other insurance professionals.
This might be the right opportunity if you’re looking to make a career change, OR you might have started university but decided you want learn on the job. Whatever your circumstances we want to hear from you. However, we ask for a minimum entry requirement of 3 C’s at A level or equivalent in numerical subjects (Maths, Science, Economics, Business, Accounting etc).
What will you get in return?
As you’d expect from a global leader, our reward package is a world-beater. You’ll get:
•Level 3 AND Level 4 apprenticeship qualification
•Both the Certificate and Diploma in Insurance accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute
•An extremely competitive salary, which increases as you progress through your apprenticeship
•A comprehensive benefits package.
With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.
But never too big to care for every single person who works here. So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.
You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.
Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference.
Proud to be part of the AXA Group, the number one global insurance brand and a worldwide leader in financial services, AXA Insurance businesses employ over 5,500 in a network of offices across the UK. Our expert teams care for a huge range of customers, helping them protect their cars, homes and businesses against life’s uncertainties. Whether bought directly, through brokers or through a number of corporate partners, our market-leading products are trusted by millions.
What We Offer
Level 3 AND Level 4 apprenticeship qualification
Both the Certificate and Diploma in Insurance
23 days holiday per year.
An annual bonus based on your performance and performance of the business
A pension scheme and life insurance, which makes the benefits package worth approximately £2,000 per year
We’re here to help, any questions, don’t be afraid to get in touch
Important notice: We’ve recently become aware of a recruitment scam in which candidates are asked to be interviewed on Google Hangouts. It is not our policy to conduct interviews via Google Hangouts (we much prefer face-to-face), so if you have been asked to do this, please let the recruitment team know and we’ll do our best to advise you. Likewise, if you’re unsure if the person you’re speaking to is genuinely an AXA recruiter or the job you’re ing for is legitimately from AXA, please get in touch and we can check for you. We cannot be held responsible for any interviews conducted without our knowledge and authorisation. If you’re unsure and would like some advice, feel free to get in touch with our recruitment team.