Reigate insurance company hires two apprentices

Just Retirement

New apprenticeship scheme introduced

An insurance company in Reigate, Just Retirement, has introduced a new apprenticeship scheme and in September 2012 took on two new recruits. Fresh from college, the two students Sam Freeman and Ayesha Williams chose the apprenticeship pathway to earn as they learn rather than incurring debts at university.

The pair are studying for an NVQ Level 2 certificate in financial services whilst working in the customer services department four and a half days a week. After gaining their qualification in 18 months they will be offered a full time post.

Group external affairs director, Steven Lowe, hopes to benefit the local youth by hiring apprentices: “We are locally based and it is a chance for us to give something back.” Jenny Cadman, the company’s customer experience manager, added: “We are investing time and effort in Sam and Ayesha. You can’t buy the practical experience like they are getting.”