Trainee Technician

Recruiter
BSS Recruitment
Location
Bedford
Salary
£17000 - £17500/annum
Posted
08 Jul 2017
Closes
07 Aug 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role Definition
An exciting position exists for a bright and enthusiastic person seeking to build or further their career in the Insurance industry.
As a Trainee Technician you will provide technical and admin support to the Risk Solutions Division ensuring that responsibilities are completed in accordance with the relevant Company and/or Group policies.
This is an office based role and you will be dealing with some or all of the below main duties, insuring the abilities to provide cover in all areas of the department.
The successful candidate is likely to be seeking a position where training and development will be given or may already have office experience and be looking to further their career in insurance. Full training will be provided.
This is an ideal opportunity for a confident, personable and hardworking individual to work in a great team whilst gaining valuable experience to progress.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
• Develop strong relationships with the Divisional teams
• Respond to the teams’ requirements as appropriate
• Behave with all clients (both internal and external) fairly and ethically
• Develop strong relationships with markets
• Maintain any on-going delegated authority contracts appropriately and cost effectively
• Assist in the creation of comprehensive broking, client and other types of documents
• Processing of slips, quotes and indications
• Technical duties (including data entry, credit control, chasing subjectivities)
• Ensure up to date records are maintained at all times on the Company systems for the teams
• Interpret instructions and issues arising, and then implement actions according to policies and procedures

Skills and abilities needed to perform role
• Attention to detail with ability to produce accurate documentation
• Ability to work effectively within a team and answer queries from less experienced members of staff
• Prioritisation and organisational skills
• Self-motivated
• Competent IT skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders
• Able to undertake and demonstrate competence in technical training, as required by the industry regulator
• Willingness to study for professional examinations

Knowledge and Experience
• Experience in a similar role is desired, but not essential.
• Understanding of processes and procedures within the insurance market is preferable.

Qualifications
• GCSE’s (or equivalent) including Grade A-C in English and Maths essential
• A level (or equivalent)
• Progression towards gaining professional qualifications is desired, but not essential

We are introducing an apprenticeship scheme for new hires should they be interested. The apprenticeship will be completed during their employment and will include completing the Cert CII exams along as support from a counsellor on other skills we believe are a requirement within the role. (This apprenticeship provides professional membership of the Chartered Insurance Institute. It is also the first step on the route to an Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) qualification or Associateship of the CILA (ACILA).)