Careers: apprenticeships, internships and work experience

Developing the talent of the future

Asta is committed to ensuring the best and brightest people are attracted to our industry and encouraged to build a rewarding career in insurance. We do this by offering a range of opportunities for young people to work with us and gain invaluable experience.

Apprenticeships

Our apprenticeship scheme provides opportunities for candidates to develop their skills through three six-month placements across different functions including underwriting management, risk & compliance, finance and operations. They’re also supported in the study and attainment of the CII Certificate in Insurance. After eighteen months, our apprentices receive a completion bonus and may have the opportunity to become a permanent employee.

Internships

We offer internships to young people who are studying for their ‘A’ levels or are in further education, and are available to work for a period across the summer. Previous interns have found the experience of working with us extremely beneficial in helping them make long-term career choices.

We work with The Brokerage, a charity which helps ambitious young people from London’s state schools gain experience, skills and jobs in the financial sector. This enables us to support our local community and build the talent pool we need for the future, while giving young people the opportunity to discover what it’s like to work in the insurance industry.

In recognition of the work we’ve done to develop the financial talent of the future, in September 2018 we were awarded “Employer of the Year” at the City Business Traineeship graduation and awards event.

We also partner with 10000 Black Interns, a programme that aims to transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the UK by offering paid work experience across a wide range of industries, as well as world-class training and development. www.10000blackinterns.com

Work experience

We offer young people aged 14-18 the opportunity to sample life beyond school and gain an insight into the insurance industry. This can enhance their CV, help them decide what they want to do and the qualifications they’ll need. Placements are generally for one to two weeks during school holidays.

For further information please contact careers@asta-uk.com