In November 2016 I took a job as an Academy Trainee, previous to this I worked in a hotel in the sales team as I’m sure you can imagine a little different to insurance but I was looking for something new and challenging. After hearing such good things about M&DH as a company I contacted Emily who put me in contact with Alex & Martin who interviewed me for the position. After my interview I realised that there was a great working atmosphere here and was sure this is where I wanted to develop upon my professional career, I was then offered the Academy Trainee position where I will learn about the business through experiencing the different departments and hopefully progressing to the sales team on a fast track programme, along with taking my Cert CII exam.
After finishing university with a degree in Business and Finance I was still unsure of where I wanted my career to go, however after hearing about the academy and experiencing how M&DH work, I know I have made a great decision. The academy offered me the perfect opportunity to work in the exciting and fast paced environment of insurance. The fast-track option allows me to gain an understanding of how each team operates, whilst progressing to the final sales team. The academy also offers me the chance to become Cert CII qualified in the next 3 months with the possible option of completing a diploma next year.
In 2015 I graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Business Management. After finishing university I was still unsure as to what career I wanted to pursue until I was introduced into the insurance industry. After a short while working for an insurance broker I decided to move into the Bedford area in which M&DH attracted my interest immediately. The Academy is a unique opportunity that can enable me to use my degree and experience to be fast-tracked into the company, pivoting in different roles to ensure that I understand how the business works and I can apply my skills to where I am best fitted. The Academy also offers the opportunity to further my technical knowledge within the insurance industry with the options of finishing my Cert qualification and start the diploma when ready.
In June 2016 I graduated from Southampton Solent University with a degree in Sports and Business Studies. After leaving University with no specific career plans, and having heard only good things about M&DH from a few friends, I jumped at the opportunity to become a part of the Academy Graduate scheme. The academy offers me the chance to be fast tracked into the company and to experience different roles, as well as the opportunity of becoming Cert CII qualified. This will give me a wider understanding of the business and the insurance industry, and providing me with the skills that I need to progress into the sales team.
After working in property management I got to deal with a lot of insurance policies. After hearing that I had the chance to be part of the M&DH Academy I knew it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. Everyone here are so driven to giving the best they can that I am inspired to do the same. I really feel like I have the chance to be part of something great and I am so glad I took the opportunity to be part of this team. I really want to grab the chance of being CII Qualified and do the best I can.
M&DH are proud to announce the launch of the M&DH Academy from the 1st October 2015. We are a growth orientated company, enacting a remarkable level of development across every department within the company, from sales to admin and IT. We are committed to meeting the ever growing needs of every department, and to utilising exposure to every facet of company work as a training ground for progression and development.
You may begin your career at M&DH in our dedicated Admin or Accounts teams, but the fluidity and flexibility of the M&DH Academy ensures that should you show the competence, drive and commitment to a career at M&DH, then there is no obstacle to movement to the Sales Support and Renewals teams, and ultimately to your graduation as a qualified specialist construction insurance consultant.
Education and Knowledge development is at the heart of this new initiative, and M&DH are happy to announce that they will sponsor every Academy participant through the Certification in Insurance provided by The Chartered Insurance Institute.
The birth of the M&DH Academy originated in the wake of a number of success stories that have seen recent graduates progress rapidly through the company hierarchy into senior and managerial roles. M&DH understands the benefit of developing ambitious and motivated people and it is our hope that the M&DH Academy will produce the future leaders of the company.