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What makes the NFU Mutual Graduate Trainee Scheme a great choice for graduates?

29 January 2015
What makes the NFU Mutual Graduate Trainee Scheme a great choice for graduates?

What makes the NFU Mutual Graduate Trainee Scheme a great choice for graduates?

Here at NFU Mutual, we have carefully designed our trainee scheme to equip graduates with all skills, experience and opportunities that they need to flourish in their careers. This isn’t a sit-and-watch or do-the-odd-jobs kind of graduate scheme; we’ll get you fully involved in various areas of the business, viewing you as individuals who may, one day, lead and drive our business on to further success. But don’t just take our word for it – we asked some of our existing trainees what stands out about the Scheme for them.

1. The rotations and variety of work you get involved in

On all of our Graduate Trainee Schemes, you’ll complete different placements across the business where you’ll get to work on a variety of projects, experience the work of different teams and network with key members of management. James who is currently in his third placement said: “The different placements mean that you’re constantly learning and never stuck doing the same thing every day. You pick up valuable skills in your rotations and experience how different departments work, setting you up well to progress on and beyond the Scheme.”

2. The development and learning opportunities

“You’re really well supported to develop on the Scheme,” said Alex from the Customer Service Graduate Trainee Scheme. “People wise, you have a Placement Manager in each rotation, a mentor and the learning and development team to help you grow in your career. You also have a solid network of trainees – past and present – to offer support which is great as it provides first-hand insight from people who have ‘been there and done that’. On top of the professional qualifications you do (like your PRINCE Project Management and CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance certifications), you also have a number of internal courses such as Coaching, Leadership, Presentation Skills and Time Management to learn from.”

3. The people and the family-like atmosphere

“The working environment is completely different than I thought it would be. I think people might have preconceptions about joining such a large organisation but right from the beginning, I’ve been pleasantly surprised about how supportive and friendly people are. Even at senior management level, people are always happy to give you half an hour or an hour to help. There’s a real family-feel about the culture which makes it a great place to come to work every day,” James reflected.

4. Having responsibility and ownership of your own projects

“You’re not just a sponge here,” Alex explains. “You’re able to apply what you’re learning to real projects and given the opportunity to shape things how you want them to be and make an impact on the business. I’ve had the chance to manage my own workstream which made a difference to the business. I’ve also delivered work for one of our biggest corporate clients, completed strategic reviews and worked on the roll-out of new audit processes. It’s great being able to leave a department knowing I’ve actually made a valuable contribution.”

Interested in a graduate scheme that gives you all of this and much more? Find out more and apply for the NFU Mutual Graduate Trainee Scheme.

Categories: Graduates