In our student hub this month we catch up with our colleague Harvinder. Harvinder has worked at Hastings Direct for 8 months as a part time customer representative while studying for his postgraduate degree.
After completing my degree at the University of Leicester, I was looking for a career where I could advance my skills and abilities in the insurance industry while I completed my postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. I was also looking for a role which offered the opportunity for career progression in leadership and management. Hastings Direct has delivered on both of my expectations.
My part-time shifts fit perfectly around my academic, personal and work life. I have the flexibility of working one evening a week and at the weekend. This allows for me to spend quality time with my family and friends, whilst also achieving in both my job at Hastings Direct and in my studies.
By living an organised life, I proactively accommodate and balance my assignments to make sure they are submitted ahead of their due dates.
Hastings Direct is unlike any other insurance company. I love working here, particularly because I am treated as an individual. Team Leaders, Contact Centre Leaders, and Coaches help develop us and identify our potential within the company. At Hastings Direct you can truly thrive, progress and acquire valuable skills in various avenues in the business. Most importantly, I love the ethos of the Hastings Direct brand. The 4Cs represent colleagues, customers, community and company. It's amazing to be a part of a business which gives so much back to the community and contributes to local charities, making a substantial difference to the area.
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The shifts in customer service teams are quite colleague friendly. There is free tea and coffee in the call centre, and a subsidised Costa Coffee and canteen. There are lots of incentives to earn more, and a decent social life.
It has a really positive environment with everyone who works there being very helpful. The managers really do go out of their way to assist you. There are a lot of benefits and rewards at Hastings Direct which if you are doing well are quite easy to achieve.
There is a well-rounded approach to the wellbeing of all colleagues, including an inclusive approach to wellbeing activities. Hastings Direct aims to roundly develop colleagues and set them up for future careers within the company.
There is a wonderful work environment, with a strong sense of team work which purveys throughout the business. And there is a sense of friendly competition which works to heighten this.
As an employer, Hastings Direct offers a lot of company benefits to all employees which are fantastic and I feel this is quite unique. The company culture is inclusive and encourages everyone to participate in local causes.
All employees are well looked after, respected and recognised for the hard work we do for the company. It is a great experience to be working with such amazing team. It much easier for me to balance my work and personal life.
It’s a great place to work with amazing benefits, support and colleagues. Lots of hands on support. Amazing rewards for achieving targets and also plenty of time to get together as a team outside of work and bond with your colleagues.
The company culture, management structure and general atmosphere is really good. The share scheme and Hastings Direct rewards are also fantastic for staff.