I studied for my Bachelor degree in Economics at the University of Warwick. Not long after graduating, I started at Hastings as a Graduate Pricing Analyst in the Renewals Motor Pricing Team within the Commercial department.
There are many fantastic things I’ve found since I’ve been at Hastings. My highlights include the exposure I’ve had with senior stakeholders, the work I’ve been involved in and how much I’ve learnt. The culture here is fast paced but everyone is extremely helpful as well as fun and enthusiastic. Hard work is also well recognised and rewarded.
As an analyst, my day is often varied and can involve extracting and analysing data to drive insights, building statistical models for prediction and eventually proposing changes that make a difference. I find it’s really exciting when you can track your ideas making real impact.
Hastings is a growing company which provides unending exposure and opportunities. The people I met in my interview were friendly and enthusiastic which was a big positive for me to join. Unlike some graduate programs, the scheme is flexible and great if you have a thirst for knowledge and learning. Rather than following a stringent framework, you can explore areas at times that suit you, rather than within a specific programme timetable. This allows you to explore, grow and become a specialist in the specific 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.