Business Support Apprentice COVEA INSURANCE PLC

A great opportunity for an apprentice to join a large insurance company has become available in Kings Hill, West Malling.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9am-5pm Monday to Friday with 45 mins for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The purpose of the role will be for the apprentice to provide specialist business and administrative support to the Operational Improvement Manager and wider protection team, within relevant timescales and in accordance with Departmental procedures and standards.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain and contribute to project plans
  • Take minutes in meetings
  • Compilation, updating and reconciliation of management information
  • Gather and analyse business data
  • Contribute to communication campaigns
  • Carrying out background research and presenting findings
  • Co-ordinate meetings
  • Learn and understand the role of the different Protection teams and how they interact
  • Producing documents, briefing papers reports and presentations
  • Take a lead in creating images, charts and infographics that effectively communicate key messages and which can be incorporated into presentations
  • Join one of the Covéa groups, taking a full and active role, participating in projects, events and raising awareness of the group’s activities and responsibilities
  • Undertake other duties over and above those listed in the job description, appropriate to the individual’s skills and experience

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong planning and organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines
  • An effective communicator using all verbal and written communication methods
  • Able to communicate complex issues to client and colleagues

Personal qualities

  • Follow procedural requirements and escalate queries as and when it is sensible to do so
  • Act well  on feedback, constantly seeking to improve their performance
  • Able to develop and sustain positive working relationships with internal and external parties

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English grade C or above (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Possible permanent position.

Things to consider

From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Covéa Insurance is a UK general insurer specialising in commercial, motor, high net worth, property and protection insurance.




50 Kings Hill Avenue

West Malling

ME19 4JX

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Insurance Practitioner

Apprenticeship standard

Insurance > Insurance Practitioner

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Canterbury College

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2017