Apprenticeship Programme

Ready to Go Places?

Our apprenticeship programmes offer foundational training for school leavers, providing a fantastic opportunity to kick start a successful career in insurance and information technology

We are currently reviewing our 2024 apprenticeship programme, additional information will be visible shortly.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • A competitive salary and comprehensive flexible benefits package

  • The opportunity to rotate in core teams in your business area, as well as rotations in related departments to gain an excellent grounding of how a specialist insurance company operates

  • Full support from a government-approved apprenticeship training provider

  • Financial support to achieve a professional qualification with allocated study time

  • A career mentor to provide advice and guidance throughout the programme

  • Structured training courses covering a range of professional and business skills

  • Entry into our early-careers community, to network and learn alongside other like-minded peers

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Smart and curious people who share our passion for supporting our colleagues and customers

Respectful people who embody our values

People who are keen to develop a career in insurance

People with ideas who help us continually improve

People who set high standards for themselves and for others

 

Read our Ready to Go Places Brochure

Find out more about our recruitment and training process and see what others say.

SUSTAINABILITY

Our business purpose extends beyond just the provision of insurance products – following the philosophy of our parent company Tokio Marine Group, we take our responsibility to climate change, ethics and inclusion very seriously.  All employees can take an active part in our efforts, from volunteering to taking part in one or more of our inclusion networks.

You can find information on our approach to Sustainability here.

INCLUSION & DIVERSITY (I&D)

 

At TMK we recognise that an inclusive and diverse culture brings important benefits to our company​, and a key part of our strategy is embedding an environment whereby everybody feels included, safe and empowered to be at their best, every day.

You can find information on our approach to I&D here.

SELECTION PROCESS

Our recruitment team will carry out the following steps:

  • Online application form
  • Online assessment
  • Telephone interview
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day

THE ASSESSMENT DAY

The assessment day will include:

  • Interviews with a selection of staff from across the business
  • Written exercise
  • Lunch with existing TMK employees
  • Group exercise
  • A networking event, allowing candidates the opportunity to engage with TMK employees in a more relaxed environment.

The purpose of the day is to help us to get to know you. A final decision will be made after the assessment day when candidates will be contacted directly.

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

What type of apprenticeship programmes does TMK offer?

In 2023, we are offering programmes across the following disciplines:  Claims, Insurance Operations, Information Technology and Underwriting. If you have a preferred discipline, you will be able to specify this on your on-line application form. Typical programmes run between two and two and a half years.

What qualifications do TMK look for?

  • A Levels or equivalent - Grade C or above
  • GCSE Maths and English - Grade 4 or above

What is provided for career development?

Throughout the Apprenticeship Programme you will work towards a government approved apprenticeship and a professional qualification. To help you through the programme, you will be provided with the following support:

  • An apprenticeship coach, who will offer guidance and support with your studies
  • A qualified apprenticeship tutor, who will provide the necessary technical training for your exams
  • A Line Manager from TMK, who will provide on the job support throughout your rotations

You will also be enrolled onto a learning and development programme, which provides a variety of training activities. This will build on your professional and technical skills, alongside gaining on-the-job training and experience through rotations around core areas of the business.

What opportunities will there be to network?

You will be enrolled into our early careers community, enabling you to network with like-minded early careers professionals across TMK. You will also have access to various groups within the London insurance market, which will help you establish a valuable network of external contacts.

How do I learn about different parts of the business?

You will spend time in different parts of our business so you can learn about a variety of specialist areas. This gives you, and us, time to assess and consider your strengths, as well as understanding which role you are most suited to long term.

Will I get a mentor?

A career mentor will be there to support you for the duration of the apprenticeship scheme. Your mentor – an experienced professional at TMK - will be a source of career advice and support.

How will you monitor progress?

We believe it is essential that you can keep track of the progress you are making and so we encourage continuous feedback and development conversations. At the end of each rotation, you will review your progress with your rotation manager to identify your strengths and development areas.

How will I be rewarded?

We believe our reward policy enables us to attract, retain and motivate the most talented individuals. Our approach to benchmarking means our salaries are highly competitive and every employee can share in the success of the company through our generous performance-related bonus scheme. In addition, we provide a range of benefits to UK apprentices including:

  • 27 days holiday, increasing by one day after each year, up to a maximum of 30 days
  • A “flex fund” of just over £2,000 per year, allowing you to spend on benefits of your choice – including dental insurance, critical illness insurance, family healthcare insurance or additional holiday days
  • Travel insurance including family cover, both for personal and business travel
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Study leave provision
  • Rewards for successful completion of professional qualifications

What happens when I finish the apprenticeship scheme?

When you have completed the scheme, we will work with you to secure a permanent placement. You will be asked to express interest in permanent opportunities, and we will consider your successes throughout the scheme and feedback from the teams and stakeholders you have worked with. Permanent placements are dependent on business requirements.

How do I apply to the apprenticeship programmes?

Our apprenticeship programmes will be open at the end of June 2023. Programmes will be advertised on the careers section of our website, our recruitment portal, and social media. We will include programme details and how to apply.