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Are you an enthusiastic, driven and motivated individual?

Are you looking for a future in the financial services industry?

Would you like to:

  • Work for a reputable company?
  • Gain training and qualifications without going to university?
  • Earn a competitive salary?
  • Work alongside experienced staff?

Then look no further!

Alan Boswell Group has a long and successful heritage, which was established by CEO Alan Boswell in Norfolk in 1982 and has grown in size and financial strength ever since.

As a Group we employ more than 325 staff and continually invest in their training in order to maintain standards of professionalism throughout our operations. Our corporate Chartered Insurance Broker (General Insurance) status is evidence of our commitment to standards of excellence and professionalism. We are proud of our people, all of whom are absolutely committed to providing the highest quality of service.

The Apprenticeship Programme

Alan Boswell Group offers two employed apprenticeships in the Norwich area each year. The purpose of the apprentice programme is to employ school leavers to develop to be the next generation of employees.

The apprenticeship scheme starts in July/August each year, working alongside the Insurance Advisers in Personal Lines, Property Owners, Commercial Insurance and Claims Departments to gain job specific skills over a three year rotation.

What will I get out of this apprentice scheme?

Earn while you learn

Alan Boswell Group offers a competitive salary whilst providing an excellent training programme throughout the three year rotation. Training will be provided so you understand how the company and the insurance industry work.

Plus you will be in a permanent position from your first day.

What qualifications can I gain?

The Company will sponsor you to study for the Level 3 NVQ in General Insurance, working in partnership with City College Norwich.

The Company will also sponsor you to study for the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) exams, and help you gain a professional qualification within 18 months of joining the Company. This can lead on to do the Diploma in Insurance and Advance Diploma in Insurance. As long as you are willing to develop and grow, the Alan Boswell Group will help you achieve qualifications with the CII.

Would I be suitable for this role?

This position will be of interest to anyone who will be leaving school, who would like to take the apprenticeship route rather than University.

Alan Boswell Group wants to employ a person, not a robot! So the personal qualities required are enthusiasm, motivated and a willingness to learn. The Company would expect you to have a positive attitude to work and be keen to achieve and succeed. You will need to have a good telephone manner, customer service skills and computer literacy. Also important is good attention to detail, organisation and administration skills and the ability to work to deadlines and guidelines. And you will have the desire to start and develop a career within the insurance service industry.

Day to day activities

To start with your day to day activities will include general office duties; incoming and outgoing post, scanning and indexing documents, diaries and reception, speaking to customers and ensuring that allocated procedures are dealt with promptly. With the correct training and support this will lead on to administering information from insurers for new and existing customers, assisting with renewals for existing customers, ensuring compliance and liaising with other departments to promote good working relationships.

Throughout this scheme you will be able to build on your technical skills and develop your insurance product knowledge leading you to specialise into one of our many departments throughout the business.

Future Developments

There is always potential for future development with Alan Boswell Group. As a Company we believe this is of great importance, so much so that we are part of the Investors in People program, and have been for the last 13 years.

Find out more from our own apprentices

Daniel Peach, Underwriter

 Why did you become an apprentice?

After my A-Levels, I had to decide if I wanted to go to university or get a job. The more I thought about it and the more talks were given about universities, the less I wanted to go. I thought A-Levels were hard enough, so at the end of them, I knew I had to find a job. I found out about this apprenticeship and read into it and I found it very appealing. I applied, researched the company and I was very happy to find out I got the job.

How did you prepare for the interviews?

When I was called in for the interviews, I was excited but nervous, however researching the company and preparing before helped a lot. By researching, I had an overview of how the company worked and what their apprenticeship scheme was about. Using this knowledge, hopefully, impressed the interviewers which by doing so got me the job.

What have you got out of being an apprentice?

I have only been here 9-10 months and I feel I have developed more as a person than before I joined. The apprenticeship has helped me grow in confidence and my communication skills have increased. Talking to customers and colleagues on a regular basis have helped these skills improve daily and I feel this apprenticeship has helped me to become a more developed person, I feel that this has been the right choice for me. Also, I know at the end of the three years apprenticeship scheme I would have an in-depth knowledge of how a company works, three years’ worth of work experience and in a better position than if I went to university.

Jessica Read, Commerical Underwriter

Why did you become an apprentice?

jessica-readWhen I was in sixth form, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go to University but I applied and sent my UCAS application off. Shortly after doing so, I decided that actually university wasn’t for me as I was doubting what I wanted to study and wasn’t too keen on the massive student debt I would have at the end. I hadn’t even thought of looking for an apprenticeship until a friend of mine who was doing an apprenticeship in engineering suggested that I have a look and see what was out there.

I started looking into apprenticeships and was surprised at the wide range of options out there. After a recommendation from a friend, I decided to look for an apprenticeship in providing financial services.

I researched further about the apprenticeship that Alan Boswell Insurance Brokers offered through their website and it offered a chance to move around the different areas of the business and earn a professional qualification whilst doing so, which really appealed to me so I applied for the apprenticeship and got the job.

Apply now

If you would like further information or are interested in applying for the scheme please send your CV and a cover letter to the HR Department at: