Trainee Agriculture and Rural Network Adjuster

3 days left

United Kingdom
Competitive salary
30 Sep 2020
27 Oct 2020
Job Type
Graduate, Trainee
Contract Type
Full Time

Agriculture & Rural Experts- Develop a career in Loss Adjusting

At Sedgwick, demand for our Agriculture and Rural Network (ARN) expertise is growing. We would be keen to hear from anyone with agricultural knowledge and experience (including graduates with relevant qualifications in agriculture, horticulture, equine and other rural related subjects who have spent some time in business) who are looking for a different career path, while retaining existing skills.

You may not have an insurance related background, but we can offer relevant training to ensure you succeed. In return we offer a market leading package of remuneration and benefits including flexible working, attractive salary, career progression and performance related bonus opportunity.

Who are we?

Sedgwick is a business with 27,000 colleagues around the globe. We are a leading provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, specialising in claims management and loss adjusting services.  Our people are as diverse as our products and services and as varied as our clients. We believe that individuals from different backgrounds encourage a challenging team environment, a creative approach to problem solving and an interesting working environment.  At Sedgwick we pride ourselves on our professionalism and expertise, delivering a first-class service which is highly rated by our clients. Don`t just take our word for it; as regular winners at the British Insurance Awards, we know what good looks like.

The role

As a trainee Agriculture and Rural Network Adjuster, we`ll provide you with the tools and training required to investigate and agree losses on behalf of specialist rural insurance companies. You will meet their customers and assess their property and financial losses. These claims could range from damage to rural homes to specialist agriculture and country pursuits and potentially anything in between.  You`ll work as part of a specialist team of Loss Adjusters and Claim Professionals. You will be supported by a dedicated, local team of experienced office based staff, all focused on delivering an unrivalled customer experience. You will be responsible for effectively managing a caseload and meeting all client expectations as well as maintaining and developing support from specialist rural Insurance Brokers and Agents. 
You`ll be given full autonomy to use your initiative, empathy and understanding to customers - literally putting yourself in their shoes, but also using your business acumen to provide the right outcome.

What are we looking for?

  • An FdSc/HND or Degree in an agriculture, rural or equine discipline would be ideal
  • A commitment to gain ACII/ACILA, which are the professional qualifications for Loss Adjusters
  • A good understanding of the agricultural market, and ideally some of the claims that may arise
  • The ability to liaise with specialist rural brokers, insurers and their customers
  • Excellent organisational skills alongside an ability to prioritise tasks and work effectively under pressure
  • An effective and confident communicator with the ability to forge strong working relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable during busy periods particularly as a result of major weather events
  • Committed to strive toward the delivery of "Absolute Customer Satisfaction"
  • A full UK Driving Licence is essential

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to: ID document verification, credit check, address verification, employment verification, employment gap verification, UK DBS, UK financial regulator search, anti-money laundering search, directorship search and global watch list check.

Sedgwick is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the ground of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

Our Agriculture & Rural Network Client Director Jamie Rossiter adds: “I work for the UK arm of Sedgwick, who are an international claims management business, looking after insurance claims for the world’s largest and smallest insurance companies. 

My background is a farmer’s son who went to Seale Hayne and following some years in working farm management and then farm business consultancy (Genus), I joined this business as an agriculture specialist, managing household and commercial insurance claims for the leading UK rural insurance companies.  

I’ve now been here 23 years and we have a much expanded and ring-fenced team of 40 loss adjusters plus support executives. I would never have thought about insurance as a career for a farmer’s son, but it’s provided me with an amazingly varied career that gives unique insight into many farms and rural businesses as well as a good remuneration package and ample opportunities to progress.

We are now looking for the next generation of loss adjusters to join our Agriculture & Rural Network.”

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