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Apprentice - Insurance

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
06/06/2022
Advert End Date:
03/07/2022 23:59
Salary:
£9,280 p.a. (Apprentice Rate)
Allowances:
N/A
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Apprenticeships
Vacancy ID:
227158
Employment Location:
County Hall, Durham
Post Number:
RES/22/437
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
3 Jul
Further Information

Apprentice (Insurance)
Temporary – 2 years

Durham County Council is the largest council in the North East, we employ over 16,000 people and have a budget of around £1.3 billion which helps us provide services for more than 513,000 people.

We are a forward-looking council and recognise that we need passionate people who share our enthusiasm to deliver fantastic services to the people of County Durham.

Why choose an apprenticeship with Durham County Council?

We celebrate the huge benefits apprentices bring to us an employer, they bring fresh ideas and new ways of doing things, they challenge our thinking, they also bring new skills and knowledge that enables us to strengthen our workforce, ensuring we have an organisation that is fit the future.

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn and learn, they are a direct route to employment where you’ll get hands-on-training and everyday opportunities to put your new skills and knowledge into practice.

Alongside ‘on the job training’, you’ll also undertake formal study through a university, college, or training provider, this is where you’ll work to achieve a recognised qualification.
The role

As an Apprentice (Insurance & Risk Practitioner), you will develop skills, knowledge and experience working in Durham County Council’s Internal Audit, Risk and Corporate Fraud Team, as part of our wider Resources directorate.

The structured training programme will enable you to gain experience, further your education and develop your skills within insurance and risk services.

You will undertake training to give you the skills and competencies to assist in the administration of insurance claims, maintaining and providing high-quality claims information, producing routine reports, delivering informed advice to customers, assessing risk and contributing to an effective and efficient service.

The apprenticeship will be based in County Hall, but you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham.

You will study towards the Insurance Practitioner L3 as part of your apprenticeship.

You must either have or expect to achieve 2 GCSE’s including Maths and English grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent qualification, together with good communication, experience of using IT and the ability to work as part of a team.

How to find out more information?

Further information about this apprenticeship can be found in the supporting documents section.

If you require any additional information on this apprenticeship or would like to discuss the role further, you can contact; Leonie Churcher – Risk, Insurance & Governance Manager – email: Leonie.Churcher@durham.gov.uk

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 11th July 2022.

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email pesresources@durham.gov.uk.

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