Based in Cheltenham, but with offices in Burnley too, Endsleigh is probably most famous for specialising in insurance for students, graduates and professionals. Endsleigh is officially approved as an insurer by The National Union of Students, and they offer a range of insurance products such as car cover, house insurance and student travel insurance to young people all over the UK.
However, they don’t just offer insurance cover for students, they also hire them into their own company on a very regular basis. So, what would you think about working for a student-focused company like Endsleigh Insurance?
Endsleigh was the 1965 brain-child of Michael Jeremy Naylor, a former Nottingham University student, who, along with the NUS, set up the firm with headquarters in London. By 1970, it had relocated to its current main base of Cheltenham, and, by 2007, Endsleigh was acquired by Zurich Financial Service, which is still the parent company of the insurer today.
Endsleigh Insurance no longer has its network of local branches throughout the UK, so, if you want to work for the company, you’ll need to live in, or be able to commute to, either Cheltenham or Burnley, the firm’s two bases.
Burnley is an all out sales centre for Endsleigh, so you’ll need to have an interest in that line of work to be able to land a job with the company in Lancashire. Cheltenham is also a sales engine for Endsleigh, but there are also many support roles at the company’s headquarters in Gloucestershire, so students and graduates can find work within departments such as IT, Finance, Underwriting, Human Resources, Marketing, Business Development or Service & Claims.
Endsleigh Insurance has three main routes into their business for students, graduates and other young people. Depending on where you’re at in your education and/or work experience background, Endsleigh Insurance offer the following Talent Development Programmes: the Graduate Development Programme, the Apprenticeship Programme and the Work Experience Programme.
The Endsleigh graduate scheme starts in September and runs for two years. All places on the scheme are based at the Cheltenham offices. Starting salaries for graduates at Endsleigh Insurance tend to be somewhere around the £25,000 mark.
Explaining why you might want to work at Endsleigh Insurance, their careers website says:
“Joining us, you can expect your journey to be equally moving. And when we say team, we mean team: you’ll get out as much, if not more, than you put in. We’ll make sure you’re comfortable in your role and always confident about taking your next step as an expert in the making. Your career at Endsleigh is what you make it.”
Cast your eye over the social media accounts of Endsleigh to the right of the page to get an idea about what the insurer gets up to with their brand. The Twitter account is careers-focused, so that’s particularly worth looking into if you feel like Endsleigh is the sort of place where you could carve out a career. There’s also a short 4-minute YouTube video for you to watch.
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