I studied Accounting with Spanish at the University of Hertfordshire. After I graduated, I relocated from London to Eastbourne.
I started the scheme in July 2016 and I am on my final placement. I have worked in different departments including Tax, Financial Planning & Analysis and Financial Reporting. I am currently in a Projects role where I am working directly with senior leaders in the company and which will help me to develop leadership skills and gain an understanding of the wider business.
The scheme allows graduates the opportunity to obtain a wide range of work and experience through the rotations. Each graduate will have four rotations which cover different areas of Finance. The rotations are tailored for each individual depending on the strengths and development areas, however each rotation allows different skills to be developed.
There is good study support whereby Hastings Direct pays for the ACCA professional exams and allows the graduate to attend study courses during the working week.
Current graduates are also allowed to be involved with the recruitment of new graduates which further increases skills.
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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.