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IT Degree Apprenticeship

Ageas Insurance Limited

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Job Title - IT Degree Apprenticeship at Ageas Insurance Limited
Location - Eastleigh
Salary - £20,000
Length of Course - 4 years
Associated University - University of Exeter
Award - BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions

Are you the sort of person who relishes the opportunities that our digital world now provides? Are you searching for a kick-start to a career in IT?
Be part of Ageas' 250 year history and register your interest for an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a real world environment, obtain a Digital & Technology Solutions degree, and to earn while you learn!

What are degree apprenticeships?
Degree apprenticeships are a new type of programme offered by some universities. Apprentices are employed full-time by their employer, but can achieve a full bachelor's degree whilst working.

What does a Digital & Technology Solutions Professional do?
A Digital & Technology Solutions Professional provides technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of areas including software, business and systems analysis, cyber security, data analysis and network infrastructure. They implement technology solutions that enable businesses to develop new products and services and to increase an organisations productivity using digital technologies. They are confident, competent and capable independent Technology Solutions Professionals able to operate in a range of related roles. The occupation is based upon a core set of outcomes that will be supplemented by one, and only one, of six specialism areas detailed below that cover the roles identified by employers.

Typical job titles:
Software Developer, Software Engineer, Software Tester, Application Specialist, Business Analyst, IT project Manager, IT Consultant, Network Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, Database Specialist, Data Analyst, Digital Media Technology Practitioner, Systems Designer

By the end of the course you will have at least experience in the following and lots more besides:
Technical: Able to put forward, demonstrate value and gain commitment to a moderately complex technology-oriented solution, demonstrating understanding of business need, using open questions and summarising skills and basic negotiating skills.
Initiative: Able to deal with different, competing interests within and outside the organisation with excellent negotiation skills
Building relationships: Is able to identify the preferences, motivations, strengths and limitations of other people and apply these insights to work more effectively with and to motivate others.
Team Working: Demonstrates the ability to work as a part of a team and foster good working relationships internally and externally.
Communication: Makes concise, engaging and well-structured verbal presentations, arguments and explanations.
Results Orientation: Have demonstrated that they have mastered basic business disciplines, ethics and courtesies, demonstrating timeliness and focus when faced with distractions and the ability to complete tasks to a deadline with high quality.
Problem Solving/Analytical: Applies analytical and critical thinking skills to Technology Solutions development and to systematically analyse and apply structured problem solving techniques to complex systems and situations.

What we need from you

  • 3 'A' levels (including maths or computing related) or equivalent
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • A keen eye to detail
  • Curiosity and the ability to handle change.

Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy at Ageas Insurance

  • A competitive pension for which Ageas will pay twice the amount.
  • Generous amount of holidays with the option to buy up to 10 additional days.
  • Annual Salary review.
  • Discretionary annual bonus based on personal and company performance.
  • Life assurance of 4 x salary with the option to flex up.
  • Return to work programme scheme.
  • Flexible benefits package (private medical insurance, health and dental plans, free life assurance policy, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme as well as discounts with a wide range of retailers through our partner Perkz.com).
  • Support groups- wellbeing activities, yoga, mindfulness sessions, Sports and Social Club events and more.

About #Ageas:
With a history of almost 200 years we pride ourselves on being a leading provider of award-winning insurance solutions in the UK.

We take pride in creating a supportive, inclusive and safe environment, encouraging people to bring 100% of themselves to work every day and where our people are our most valuable asset. With over 2,800 employees based across our 5 offices, our people help Ageas create a thriving, creative and innovative place to work, which is echoed in the service we provide to over five million customers.

We are the Proud Partners of Bourne Free - Bournemouth Pride, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and the Insurance Inclusion Pledge and support the Rays of Sunshine and will continue to broaden our Inclusion agenda.

Please note the advert closes on 17th February and you will receive the feedback by 24th February.

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