Graduates & Apprentices
We understand how important it is for you to build your insurance career on firm foundations. This is why, from day 1 we work closely with you to help you grow
Chaucer recognises that people are at the heart of our business; therefore we are committed to attracting, developing and rewarding the best talent in our industry. Through our graduate programme we offer the opportunity to build a successful and meaningful career focused on ongoing development and professional growth.
Thank you for your interest in our Graduate Programmes. Applications for our programmes are now closed, however we are happy to accept CVs for future graduates roles, in particular from candidates who have language skills.
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Our award winning Chaucer Apprenticeship Programme is a great alternative to university, and provides school leavers with an excellent start to their insurance career.
The Claims Apprentice Programme offers the opportunity to learn all about general insurance and to work in the City of London and includes full support for your professional insurance qualification (CII). The 18 month programme provides you with specialist placements across our claims team to ensure you gain a rounded view of how our business works, and firm foundations on which to build your insurance career.
Do you have (or are you working towards) 3 ‘A’ levels or equivalent grades A-C preferably in Law, Geography or another analytical discipline, with a minimum ‘B’ in GCSE Maths and English?
Are you enthusiastic and passionate about developing an insurance career?
Are you self-motivated and high achieving?
Are you committed to studying towards an insurance qualification (CII)?
If the answer is yes to all of the above, then we may have the right opportunity for you
Language skills in particular spanish are also desirable
How to apply
Please send your CV, together with a covering letter outlining in no more than 500 words: Why have you decided to pursue an apprenticeship opportunity within the insurance industry rather than entering higher education and why do you feel you would be suited to working in a Claims Team? Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please title your response ‘2017 Claims Apprentice Programme’ and include details of how you heard about this opportunity.
Deadline for applications is 7 July 2017.
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We are committed to providing the opportunities and support required to enable you achieve your personal and professional development goals.
Our performance review process focuses on agreeing a personal plan between you and your manager, so that from your early days you can benefit from continuous professional feedback, guidance and support on how to develop your skills and your career.
We also encourage people to form support and mentoring networks to share knowledge and experience. This benefits both individual development and team contributions.
We want to develop top-performing teams, so we help and encourage our people to develop their skills and to advance in the company. We believe we have created an environment where you can learn and develop to reach your full potential.
As an employee, Chaucer makes available the following career development resources:
- Our Talent and Development Team, which is dedicated to providing ongoing support for your development (from induction, through to technical training and personal skills)
- We have links to professional external training providers, which can also provide you with specialist training
- All staff are included within our competency based appraisal system, which forms the basis for individual development plans
Chaucer fully encourages and supports employees that wish to undertake job-related professional study. Our reward scheme for professional qualifications is well within the top quartile within the Lloyd's market.
Employees at Chaucer enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, which we regularly review against the profile of our people and against the external environment. Having recently initiated a benchmarking survey in the Lloyd’s market, we remain confident of our competitiveness and, as an organisation, we remain committed to rewarding our employees for their efforts.
In addition to offering competitive basic salaries, we offer the following standard benefits package:
- Holidays - 25 days annual holiday and an additional day at Christmas
- Competitive Contributory Pension
- Life Assurance
- AXA PPP - cover for single, married, family or co-habitee cover
- An employee assistance programme
- Season ticket loan
- Private health insurance
- Share incentive plan scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Sabbatical policy after 10 years of service
- 2 volunteer days a year to dedicate to a charity or community project of your choice
Our social committee
Chaucer has a very active social committee, which organises a wide range of social events throughout the year, including quiz nights, pool tournaments and a table tennis night.
Our committee organises an event each month, and hosts an annual summer day, where in the past, we have held an It's-A-Knockout competition, dragon boat racing and a treasure hunt around London.
Our CSR Team is responsible for coordinating fundraising activities, volunteering opportunities and corporate donations, and helping us to manage our Charity of the Year, currently The Prince’s Trust, and our Charity of the Quarter (chosen by staff).
We are keen to support our employees in their own personal fundraising activities.
We regularly hold breakfast clubs, cake sales and dress down days to raise money for charity – all of which are very popular with Chaucer employees.
All employees can donate two days a year to a charity of their choice. Our teams have helped clear gardens, clean beaches, helped out at Scout Camps and have run CV workshops.
We are delighted to have been voted the ‘Top Company for Graduates to work for’ in the /accountancy and Insurance category, for the past four years by The Job Crowd. We were also extremely proud to have won the ‘Best Support’ Award in the smaller employer category for 2016/2017
The Job Crowd is the UK’s leading graduate job review website which identifies the top graduate employers from over 6,000 reviews submitted by graduates in over 300 companies. The rankings are unique because they are entirely based on employee feedback.
Our programmes were recognised for offering a series of specialist placements across the business, which aims to develop graduate expertise in every area of underwriting, including risk selection, pricing and placement, account management and reinsurance.
Thank you to all our graduates for their feedback and everyone involved in making our Graduate Programme a resounding success.