Current Vacancies

Graduate Claims Handler

Location - Newcastle
Employment Type - Full Time - Permanent
Salary - £25,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Hours Per Week - 37.5

Are you an ambitious graduate that wants to begin an exciting career with continued development opportunities, working for a business with year-on-year growth?

Somerset Bridge have a brilliant opportunity for recent graduates to join our growing motor claims department from September 2024.  We seek dynamic and innovative individuals who are keen to join a fast-paced organisation, which must adapt quickly to market developments and legislative changes.

Successful applicants will progress through various claims departments, handling claims from first notification to settlement. Including but not limited to, own damage claims, fraud, policies, credit hire, and personal injury.  Throughout your role as a graduate and thereafter, further personal development opportunities are available, which include industry recognised qualifications. Your Chartered Insurance Institute exams will be supported and funded by the business, as well as Manager development training.

During the 24-month programme you will have a personal mentor to guide and support you through the early stages of your career. Applications are welcomed from all graduates, regardless of degree subject.

Previously successful applicants who have progressed through this programme have gone on to hold positions within our organisation at senior handler level, management, Senior management level as well as Heads of Department.

As part of the 2-year rotation you will receive a £1,000 increase each year. Giving you a salary of £27,000 at the end of the 2 years.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Currently hold or are on track to obtain a 2:1 or above (or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective negotiating abilities
  • Willingness to adapt and to flex with change
  • Motivated to learn and be challenged
  • Poses data analytical skills, decision making and assertiveness
  • Ability to work proactively and to tight deadlines
  • Showcase consistent due diligence in own work

Our Benefits:

  • Support and sponsorship to complete your Diploma in Insurance through the Chartered Insurance Institute exams (CII), providing a gateway to all sectors within the insurance industry.
  • Hybrid working – 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days over 2 years’ service and 30 days after 5 years’ service. Plus bank holidays!
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Pension scheme – 5% employee, 6% employer
  • Flexible working – we will always consider applications for those who require less than the advertised hours
  • Flexi-time
  • Healthcare Cash Plan – claim cashback on a variety of everyday healthcare costs
  • 100’s of exclusive retailer discounts
  • Professional wellbeing, health & fitness app - Wrkit
  • Enhanced parental leave, including time off for IVF appointments
  • Religious bank holidays – if you don’t celebrate Christmas and Easter, you can use these annual leave days on other occasions throughout the year.
  • Life Assurance - 4 times your salary
  • 25% Car Insurance Discount
  • 20% Travel Insurance Discount
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Community support day
  • Christmas and Summer parties

Working at SBG

At Somerset Bridge Group we aim to build a sustainable and innovative business focused on underwriting, broking and claims handling of UK motor insurance, offering transparent products and an efficient and fair service to our policy holders.

We are very proud to have been awarded a Silver Accreditation from Investors in People! We recognise that all of our people contribute to our success. That's why we are always looking for talented people to join our team - people who share our vision, who are passionate about what they do, and who want to be part of something special. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Somerset Bridge Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic factors or other characteristics protected by law. SBG makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, skills and business requirements.