Starting your career at Hastings Direct

If you’re looking for a career that offers real responsibility and development in an organisation where your ideas and opinions will be listened to, Hastings Direct is the place for you. Our rapid growth has created a vibrant culture where people are trusted to act on their own initiative and encouraged and supported to develop to their full potential.

Bring us an open mind, a real desire to learn and develop, and the drive to succeed, and we’ll offer you a wide range of opportunities to influence the future of our business and make a difference to customers and the communities where we operate.


Our early careers opportunities

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

We offer a number of apprenticeships that are available to anyone - whether you’re looking for your first job or just a career change. Offering a combination of training and paid real work, they’re a great way to build your experience and gain a qualification.

Finance Graduate Scheme

Finance Graduate Scheme

This three-year scheme gives you an excellent chance to experience working in four different finance teams, as well as all the support you need to gain an ACCA qualification. You’ll be exposed to the full range of finance operations, including Financial Accounts, Financial Reporting, Shared Services, Management Reporting & Planning and Tax. And, on qualification at the end of the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in one area.


Meet some of the people who started their careers with us

Thomas Allen
Graduate Assistant Accountant

I started on the Finance Graduate Scheme, which included rotations around the department and exposure to each team. Now, as the company grows, I have a large amount of variety in my role and a great deal of involvement in company projects, which keeps me engaged. The culture makes Hastings Direct a great place to work; it’s not too formal and has a relaxed atmosphere. A lot of the teams at Bexhill-on-Sea are integrated at all levels, which helps with effective communication. I also really enjoy the location on the south coast with sea views from our building.

Nicola Kettyles
Claims Graduate

The graduate programme opened many doors to meet new people, and helped me to recognise the direction I wanted to take my career in. It gave me the chance to work on projects that not only played to my strengths but that also fitted into my career pathway. I learnt a lot of things, from technical skills to always being prepared to get involved, be ready to learn new things and be open minded about the roles you want to do. But the main highlight was just how supportive and approachable everyone was. I can honestly say that everyone I met was friendly and helpful.

Rebecca Seal
Finance Graduate

It was the opportunity to gain a variety of exposure to different areas of finance that attracted me to the programme. I’ve contributed to some major projects, such as helping to produce the group’s annual report. I was also proud to be part of the team to deliver the IPO, which was a huge achievement for the company. With the study support I received, I’ve also passed my ACCA and become a qualified accountant. So now I’m looking forward to my new role as a Management Reporting and Planning Accountant here and to continue developing myself and progress my career.


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.


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