Peter Kelly, our Director for Actuarial, Data and Decision Sciences, joined the business earlier this year. Here Peter tells us about his aspirations for his team and his excitement to be part of our growing company.
Could you be interested in being a part of this team’s bright future?
I have spent almost all of my career in insurance pricing and analytics. When I met the management team at Hastings, I recognised immediately that this was a special place. Even with a strong track record of market-leading growth and profit, the company is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to use new sources of data and advanced analytics to be the best in this area.
Underwriting and Pricing are really interesting parts of the business. It’s a great time to be joining a market leader as our industry is using cutting edge machine learning techniques to price insurance. We use advanced tools to understand the risks which our customers face and then price them fairly and appropriately.
Pricing in insurance in on the verge of a next generation shift from older simpler tried-and-true predictive models and towards truly innovative approaches using very advanced methods. I am hoping my team can help the company find new ways to identify customers and measure their risks so that we become the insurer of choice for many more people here in the UK.
We are a very open, innovative, and fun company to work at. We set high goals, equip people with the best tools, provide strong encouragement and support, and do it all with a positive, inclusive attitude. Working here is a lot of fun and our colleagues receive training, grow and advance very quickly. If you want to see what you can do when you are working with a team that really cares about its goals and about each other, come see what we are doing at Hastings!
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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.