Graduate Trainees/Insurance Professionals

Department : Personal Lines
Salary: up to £20,000 + Benefits
Location: Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: Standard 35hours per week
Duration: Permanent

An overview of the role:

Roles have arisen in our West Malling (Kings Hill) office and will initially focus on the niche High Net Worth household insurance market where you will learn about High Net Worth underwriting.  The name Sterling Insurance is renowned within this area, and as such we are looking for committed and focused individuals to uphold this reputation.

Joining as a Graduate Trainee Underwriting Professional, you will initially be trained in High Net Worth underwriting and have the opportunity to move into other areas of the household and commercial insurance business.

You will participate in our development programme where you will receive support with your CII examinations in order to aid your development within the insurance industry.

You will be required to work towards your ACII qualifications to gain status as a Chartered Insurance Professional in a reasonable period of time.

Statement from our Managing Director: 

At Sterling, we are very proud of our excellent reputation. Sterling is a company that has been built on quality; serving major financial institutions, high street lenders and other finance providers. These leading brands have the toughest service standards andSterlingwith its unrivalled focus on service excellence continues to meet these demands. As an organisation, we are about working hard, working smart and providing unparalleled service to our business partners and customers.

The secret of our success is great products and services, competitive pricing, outstanding customer service and a real belief in our employees.

Person Specification:

  1. Driven.
  2. Intelligent.
  3. Articulate.
  4. Empathetic.
  5. Motivated and adapts to change positively.
  6. Displays a 'can do' attitude.
  7. Manages own time effectively to achieve targets by identifying, prioritising and scheduling tasks.
  8. Has the ability to work cooperatively with other towards a common goal.
  9. Continuously seeking to improve their own performance and reacts positively to feedback and advice.

The skills and experience you'll need


  1. Good judgement and decision making ability.
  2. Strong communication skills.
  3. 2:1 Degree level or higher - any discipline considered.
  4. Previous work experience in a customer facing role (vacation jobs).
  5. Full driving license (as will need to travel between office locations).


  1. Insurance experience/knowledge.
  2. RussellGroupUniversity.

Recruitment reference: 2014v037

Application process:

Please submit a covering letter (stating your suitability for the role) with an updated CV, to The recruitment process will include a Management Interview following which the successful applicants will be invited to an Assessment Day in Kings Hill.

The Management Interview date will be the 4th June 2014.  The Assessment Day in Kings Hill will be held on the 24th June 2014.


Candidates who are offered a role will be required to complete our full screening process including a credit and criminal check. The offer of employment is subject to the satisfactory outcome of these employment checks which will take a minimum of two weeks to be carried out.

We advise all applicants that we will check your details against fraud prevention databases.  Should our investigations identify fraud or the commission of any other criminal offences by you (on your part) when applying for, or during the course of your employment with us, we will record the details of this on the relevant fraud prevention databases.  This information may be accessed from theUKand other countries and used by law enforcement agencies and by us and other organisations to prevent fraud.

Please contact us on the telephone number provided below if you want to receive details of the relevant fraud prevention databases through which we share information.


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