I‘ve got a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Sheffield Hallam University. I’ve spent time in Manchester working with Connexions. Plus I’ve always been a people person. I’m also from Gloucestershire!
What makes Endsleigh a great place to start your career?
I worked with Endsleigh for a year before I applied for the graduate scheme. I was first attracted by the opportunity to work in People and Development with an established, reputable Gloucestershire company. I was pretty sure I could make a lasting career here. The place on the grad scheme seemed a natural progression, one which would allow me to take on additional responsibilities within the department and develop my skills and knowledge further.
What makes up People and Development?
It’s a dynamic place to work with a strong leadership team and clear strategic focus. We’ve also recently undergone a restructure and realignment with the business and we’re now operating in a business partner model. People and Development is made up of ‘HR Operations’ – the team who provide support and guidance to colleague and leaders, ‘Resourcing’ – the team focused on selection and hiring, ‘Learning and Development’ – the team focused on training and developing colleagues and ‘Communications’ – the team who deal with internal and external company communication and engagement.
What makes the training and development for you?
It’s fantastic whether you’re a graduate or a colleague companywide. There’s also The Endsleigh University which means you can drive your own development with instant access to training tools and courses. As a graduate, I’ve had 25 separate training sessions in one year, including masterclasses in project management, impact performance and delivering memorable presentations.
Describe the culture at Endsleigh?
It’s what makes the company unique! And it’s why many of my colleagues have worked here for 10 years or more. ‘Work hard, play hard’ is one of our values and Endsleigh clearly recognises the importance of rewarding hard work!
What makes Endsleigh the best place for you?
I like many things but top of the list includes being able to work alongside trusted professionals who are genuinely keen to see you develop and allow you take autonomy within your role. The location and facilities here at Head Office are also spectacular!
What advice would you give to undergraduates looking for a place to make their career?
You may not know exactly what you want to do when leaving Uni; it took me some time before I found the role and company that were right for me but reflection is key. Try and gain some work experience whilst you are still at University in order to help you decide. If you are clear, do your research and understand what you want to gain from a company and role. Prepare for interviews and assessments centres, be yourself and go with your instincts when trying to decide which offer to take!