Our culture

There are many reasons why Asta is the leading third party managing agency at Lloyd’s, but our most important asset is our people.

If you like the sound of the way we do business and think you have what it takes to be part of our team, here are some of the things you’ll enjoy if you join us.

A great salary and superb benefits

We’ll provide you with a highly competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, income protection, private medical insurance, subsidised gym membership and travel loan. As we want to attract and keep the best people, we also go out of our way to reward outstanding performance at individual and team level.

The opportunity to maximise your potential

We aim to provide an inspirational working environment for everyone who wants to build a career with us. Which is why we’ll offer you the support needed to develop your experience and gain relevant professional qualifications. We also promote cross-team working and collaboration on projects and initiatives that enhance our business.

Other personal and professional development opportunities include participation in Lloyd’s and LMA programmes and bespoke in-house training.

In addition, we’ll support you through our performance management process. Your personal development goals will be agreed and reviewed regularly to ensure you have the best chance of fulfilling your potential and building your career with us.


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 also 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.

Work experience

We also 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.


We’re committed to diversity and inclusion

Asta is committed to reflecting diversity in our workforce. We want to attract the brightest talent, develop a positive culture in which all employees can thrive, and create an equal playing field in which everyone can develop their career, whatever their background.

In support of this commitment, we’re a founding signatory of the Inclusive Behaviours in Insurance Pledge, a signatory of the Lloyd’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter and a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion

In addition, all our people are encouraged to take part in the Lloyd’s Dive In Festival which is held each year in September.


Your well-being at work

Asta is committed to the well-being of our employees and achieving a healthy work-life balance.

We reward hard work by offering regular social events – from our summer and Christmas parties to more informal gatherings such as quiz nights, ten-pin bowling, running and five-a-side football.

All our people also have access to Lloyd’s well-being centre which holds regular free lunchtime talks on topics such as mental health awareness, “taster” sessions in yoga and meditation, as well as a range of other services.


Working in the heart of the City

We’re based in the heart of the City of London, the global centre for commercial and specialty insurance. We offer a positive and professional working environment in Camomile Court, which is a few minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street railway stations. We’re also surrounded by some of the best shops, restaurants, cafés and bars the capital has to offer.


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