Insurethebox celebrates new apprentices

insurethebox has marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week by announcing that five more apprentices in its Newcastle office have completed their Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship, alongside the company’s apprenticeship supplier, TDR (Training Development Resource).

Jorja Bayley, Ronan Heppell-Hardy, Mohammad Ayub Khan, Robert Smith and Karl Faetz each completed a 14-month Business Administration apprenticeship in partnership with TDR, which forms part of the GEAR (Grow Engage Accelerate Race) Development Framework at insurethebox.

Starting in 2016, the apprentices each rotated across departments to develop a solid knowledge of the different elements of insurethebox and how the business supports its customers. The apprentices spent three months each in claims, customer support, credit control and complaints, working alongside managers in each team to experience the workplace firsthand.

They were also supported by mentors from the departments who helped them with their work and learning. A TDR tutor also supported the apprentices and shared in-depth knowledge of business administration and the insurance sector.  Upon completion of their apprenticeships, all five apprentices have been offered permanent positions at insurethebox in their chosen business area.

Andy Preacher, head of people and culture at insurethebox, said, ‘At insurethebox, we give apprentices a well-rounded experience of the business and then place them into a position that best suits their skills and personality. This approach offers various pathways into the business and, by allowing them to rotate around the business, we give apprentices a broader picture of insurethebox and where they will be able to contribute most – an ideal opportunity for them to learn and develop.

‘We have attracted enthusiastic, passionate and committed apprentices, putting them through a programme that covers all areas of the business and gives them a solid background to build their skills and knowledge. We are delighted to congratulate each apprentice on completing the programme and being offered a role within their chosen area.’