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Research Assistant - General Insurance (graduate trainee)



We’re currently looking for an enthusiastic, data-oriented graduate to join Defaqto and develop the skills and knowledge to become one of our expert Researchers in the General Insurance market.

Defaqto is a financial information business, helping financial institutions, financial advisers and consumers make better informed decisions. We’re based in Haddenham (near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire) and we’re a great place to work – just take a look at our Best Companies rating and Glassdoor reviews!

The data collected and managed by our General Insurance research team is used by some of the largest names in the industry to provide instant and unbiased market and competitor intelligence for product providers, product ratings for them to use in their marketing messages, and product feature data for comparison websites.

We’re currently looking for an enthusiastic, data-oriented graduate to join this team and develop their skills and knowledge to become one of our expert Researchers. You’ll need to have an interest in gathering and managing data, together with accurate data entry skills and a keen eye for detail.  To be successful in the role, you’ll need to combine strong organisational and communication skills with an inquisitive, methodical approach and the ability to interpret and analyse complex information quickly. You’ll also need to be a proactive and collaborative team player.

The role of a General Insurance Researcher primarily involves

- Researching information about general insurance products in the marketplace using the Internet, industry press, and documentation from insurance companies and underwriters;

- Updating the Defaqto database with any new information;

- Building effective relationships with insurance companies and underwriters to facilitate the acquisition of accurate and up-to-date information.

Once on board, we’ll train you to develop in-depth knowledge of general insurance products, including motor/home/travel/pet insurance, etc. and support you to achieve your Certificate in Insurance.

If you don’t have a degree then we may still consider your application but you’ll need to demonstrate your capability in other ways.

This is a unique and interesting role that will enable you to make a great start to a long term career at Defaqto. The salary for this role is £18-22k, dependent upon the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role. You’ll also benefit from all the great things about working for Defaqto. In particular, we have a commitment to employee wellbeing that includes:

- Working alongside expert colleagues

- Friendly, collaborative culture

- Flexible working environment

- Support to pursue professional qualifications

- 5 weeks’ holiday (plus the option to buy more)

- Generous pension scheme (with an employer contribution of up to 10%)

- Regular financial guidance to support your investment and retirement planning

- Life, critical illness, private medical and dental insurances

- Employee Assistance Programme helpline

- Contributions towards gym/sports club membership, plus lunchtime Pilates, Yoga and running clubs

- Social, sporting and charity support activities throughout the year

- Free parking, plus showers and a bike shelter to support cycling to work

- Free tea/coffee/squash/fruit in our kitchens

This role is based at our offices in Haddenham, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. We are within easy commuting distance of Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Tring, Bicester, Abingdon, Oxford, etc.

Between £18,000 and £22,000 Per Annum
plus generous benefits and training
Closing Date:
31st May 2019


12 Haddenham Business Park
HP17 8LJ
T: 01844 295449
E: recruitment@defaqto.com
W: http://www.defaqto.com/careers


Vicky Layton
12 Haddenham Business Park
HP17 8LJ
T: 01844 295449
E: vlayton@defaqto.com
W: http://www.defaqto.com/careers

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