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.
In August 2014 I took a job as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, I completed the apprenticeship in October 2015 and then became a full consultant. In September 2016 I was approached by Richard who invited me in for a chat. After speaking with a friend who works for M&DH and hearing nothing but good things I was offered a fast track position within the Academy, offering a great opportunity to learn about the different concepts of insurance in a busy environment. All of this puts me in good stead for when I join the sales team next year, after passing my Cert qualification.
I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2014 with a Degree in Business Management. Upon completion I wasn’t sure which direction to head but found myself in a role in B2B sales. After 18 months there I had saved enough money to do something I’d always wanted to do which was to travel America. I went for 2 months & returned in September 2016, looking for a job that would allow me to progress through the ranks of a reputable company. I was told about the M&DH Academy and was really keen to be put forward for an interview. I spoke with Alex & Richard and knew immediately that this would be a fantastic opportunity so was delighted when they offered me a place to join the Academy. I look forward to progressing through the different areas of the Business, taking my exams & ending up in the Sales team.
Following graduation with an MSc. in Environmental Monitoring and Analysis from Aberystwyth University, I found myself in two minds about exactly which career path I wanted to follow. Attracted by the fantastic training packages and scope for career progression, I applied for a position within the M&DH academy. I was lucky enough to be offered the job and was immediately struck by the warm and welcoming office environment. I am now looking forward to building upon my professional skills and commercial experience, while being fast-tracked through the company. I’m also excited to have the opportunity to become Cert II qualified within the coming months.
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.