As an agile, data and digitally focused business we consider and manage the market strategies to keep Hastings Direct’s pricing competitive and drive commercial performance. We’re passionate about data; exploring it, developing models and using it to drive change and we look for people who share this enthusiasm, so when we got the opportunity to be a partner at the annual Women in Data event and to exhibit at Big Data LDN we jumped at the chance. We hope to see lots of like-minded people there but in there meantime, we thought we’d introduce you to some of our specialists who share with us why data is important to them and in their working lives at Hastings Direct. .
Data has always been part of my working life, but so have great people who share my passion for success and achieving great things. At Hastings Direct I’m fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing team of colleagues who are capable, energetic and keen to make a difference. Our teams are key to driving profitable underwriting performance through the deployment of market leading pricing strategies.
As well as their professional passion and commitment, my colleagues are always friendly and approachable - a culture that makes Hastings Direct a great family to be a part of.
I thrive on finding new data – from checking, processing and analysing it, to refining technical, pricing and market models working towards the best products we can offer our customers.
I’ve enjoyed working both individually and as a team, particularly during the creation of brand new Home insurance products - the whole process highlighted the importance of good data.
The support of the leadership team and the open atmosphere of Hastings Direct makes it a great place to progress your career, along with the recognition of great work – as well as the social events and community work.
I always enjoyed studying statistics and this was what I wanted to focus on in my career.
When I first joined the Underwriting Services team at Hastings Direct, I was an MI Analyst so data has been a big part of my work life since the beginning. When I first started working with large amounts of data I was surprised by how much it can tell you. I moved on to building statistical models and ever since I always enjoy finding the story being told by the data.
Being part of Hastings Direct means I have been able to grow and seize great opportunities.
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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.