Insurer named the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector
NFU Mutual is delighted to announce that its Professional Trainee scheme has won Gold at The Job Crowd Top Companies For Early Careers 2017/2018 awards.
The Stratford-upon-Avon based insurance, investments and pensions business was ranked the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector for companies with a smaller graduate intake (less than 30 per year), triumphing against companies including The Bank of England and American Express.
NFU Mutual was also placed 22nd out of all graduate employers in the UK, both large and small.
The Job Crowd awards are based on anonymous reviews from graduate employees, with surveys sent to employees on graduate schemes across the breadth of the country. There are 15 categories in the survey, with graduates asked about all different areas of their roles such as salary, career progression, and enjoyment. NFU Mutual scored particularly high on work-life balance, training, and colleagues.
Sally Hunt, Talent Development Manager at NFU Mutual, said:
“We are immensely proud that our graduates rated the Professional Trainee scheme so highly. It’s a real testament to NFU Mutual’s commitment to bringing in the next generation of talent and our goal to be a great place to work. With an even bigger intake of Professional Trainees next year and the introduction of Apprenticeships, we are excited for what the future holds.”
The NFU Mutual Professional Trainee Scheme has gone from strength to strength since it was launched in 2010, with 65 graduates coming through the business over the past seven years. From an initial intake of eight on the Customer Service Scheme, in 2016 NFU Mutual recruited 16 professional trainees for five different schemes in their chosen areas of the business. Many have already gone on to senior roles across different areas of the business, from Propositions Manager in the marketing department, to Business Change Manager in the Agency department.
With a commitment from the business to develop talent within the organisation, the scheme continues to grow. This year will be the company’s biggest intake yet, with 18 professional trainees across eight different schemes and the launch of a new Apprenticeship programme across the business.