Starting your career at Hastings Direct

Supporting, enriching and growing careers is important to us at Hastings – we’re proud to offer great graduate and apprenticeship schemes which support career development and real progression.

Whether you are a school leaver, student or graduate - we have a number of opportunities that will provide you with structured learning and personal development to take that first step in your career.

Our early careers opportunities

  • arrow-down cross HR Graduate Scheme
  • arrow-down cross Finance Graduate Scheme
  • arrow-down cross IT Graduate Scheme
  • arrow-down cross Data Analytics Graduate Scheme
  • arrow-down cross Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship
  • arrow-down cross Economist Degree Apprenticeship – Account Analyst
  • arrow-down cross Data Analyst Apprenticeship – Risk Pricing

Rewards and benefits

When you join us, you’ll be making a real contribution to our success. And we believe you deserve to share in that success, so we’ve developed an attractive, competitive and flexible salary and benefits package that recognises and rewards your part in our growth. This includes:

Core benefits

  • Annual leave (25-27 days + Bank Holidays)
  • Annual bonus schemes
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Digital GP
  • Colleague Assistance Programme
  • Income protection
  • Life cover (four times your salary)

Voluntary benefits

  • Buy and sell holiday (up to 5 days)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts and cashback with many retailers
  • Hastings Direct product discounts
  • Hastings Share Incentive Plan (SIP)
  • Health & dental care plans

Where you can start your career

Not every one of our roles are available in all our Hastings Direct offices. Here are where you can find the entry level opportunities you are interested in.

Meet some of the team

Joshua, Finance Graduate

I have been on the Finance Graduate programme for 7 months working in the Financial Accounts Team. My first rotation was extremely rewarding - working on a variety of projects and regularly cooperating with senior leaders. It has been a great opportunity to develop my technical knowledge and understanding of the wider business. One of the best things about the Finance Graduate programme is being part of the agile and fast paced culture; there is always something new and exciting. Moreover, I receive great study support for my company funded ACCA qualification – it’s the perfect platform to kickstart my career!

Chloe, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Senior Financial Services Customer Advisor

I wanted an opportunity to learn a nationally recognised qualification and to better myself not just for me but also my children. I started my A levels when I left school and didn’t finish them and I’ve always wanted to go back to learning. The apprenticeship has given me so much confidence, self-belief and knowledge, expanding my knowledge in Underwriting and Claims so I am now more equipped to explain these processes to our customers.

Ram, Data Analytics Graduate

I would definitely recommend Hastings Direct to other graduates. Graduates at Hastings Direct are given projects which have an impact on the business and are given the support they need. I have found that placement leaders and colleagues are approachable and keen to help. Their approachability and experience has meant that I have been able to absorb skills. I think Hastings Direct is the ideal place to start a career.

Kelvin, Apprenticeship

Digital Technology Solutions Professional Degree

I’ve been working in IT for a few years now as I didn’t go to university, I wanted to formalise my career in IT with a degree. It was identified by my leader that an apprenticeship was possible and I started this in 2019. It’s been really helpful to understand how my role plays a part in the broader IT function and I’m enjoying learning in a formal way, even needing to write ‘proper’ assignments which I’ve not had to do since school!