Apprentice – comparethemarket.com – Level 4
Start date: Dec 2018
Are you ready to build a career in our commercial teams?
We’re investing in the growth of our own talent through our Commercial
Apprenticeship scheme within our comparethemarket.com division.
continue to keep the customer at the centre of what we do here at BGL Group –
we have been incredibly successful, because we act quickly and think
differently. We’re always ahead of the game; using the best technology, working
with the best people along with our industry leading partners to ensure we’re
keeping things, simple. That’s not all, our digital world is about to get a
whole lot bigger, with ambitious plans for growth.
Joining our team as a Commercial Apprentice at comparethemarket.com, you’ll
learn how we develop and manage sustainable relationships with our partners to help us
to deliver our commercial priorities and objectives, ensuring that we are able
to transform and own comparison, and making comparethemarket.com the best
comparison site with which to do business.
We have two amazing opportunities working in
different teams. One of our roles will be focusing on our relationships with
third party providers, supporting the commercial managers in ensuring we have
the best deals and products for our customers. The second opportunity is within
our Partnerships team which focuses on developing relationships with new and
existing partners, to understand how we can collaborate to increase customers
to our website. This will give you a unique opportunity to be part of the whole
process of supplier/relationship management from identifying new providers,
agreeing contractual terms and working collaboratively with the
supplier/provider to identify new opportunities and achieving service level
agreements – you’ll learn how to do it all!
We’re invested in your success and align you
with a business mentor who will support and encourage your professional and
personal career development here at comparethemarket.com. During your apprentice
scheme you will study towards a Level 4 qualification with the Chartered Institute
of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). The scheme has a blended learning approach,
web based learning, attending workshop and sitting exams. You will have the
opportunity to gain unique access to high priority /key strategic partnerships
and supplier arrangements, which are critical to the success of our business.
After the programme you will have
the opportunity to progress to into a manager role, you will also gain exposure
to other departments during this scheme, giving you an insight into so many
other areas within our business.
What will you be responsible for as an Apprentice?
Will deliver account management support which is industry leading and
perceived by partners as highly professional, accessible, responsive and value
Collating and analysing performance data.
Will manage the majority of communications with partners
Attend and contribute to monthly partner meetings as required
Will produce highly detailed and accurate performance packs and minutes
and actions when required
Will deputise for commercial managers in their absence with a range of
actions and queries
What will it take to be successful as an Apprentice?
You must have 5 GCSEs
Grades A*-C, or the new grades 4-9 including Math’s & English language (or
have 2 A levels (or equivalent), at C or above, Ideally Business related.
a passion for business and a basic commercial understanding.
you are skilled in Microsoft, Outlook and PowerPoint
and Professional Manner with the ability to build relationships.
You have an eye for the detail and a passion
for analysing data.
You will have excellent communication skills
with the drive to contribute towards team success
Willingness and commitment to self-learn, and
happy to commit towards study hours outside of work
We never stand still…
Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in
size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people globally we are a leading digital
distributor of insurance and household financial services. Home to many brands
including, Comparethemarket.com, Junction, BeagleStreet, Budget Insurance and
Dial Direct. We’re trusted by more than 10 million customer in the UK alone - with
this foundational success we continue to grow and invest in our people and
grow because we live and breathe our values…
We are AMBITIOUS. We’re obsessed with
delivering for our customers. We’re relentless in driving exceptional
standards. We act boldly and take personal accountability.
We are CREATIVE. We think differently and
disrupt markets to benefit consumers. We use technology to innovate. We try new
things, fail fast and apply our learning's.
We are AUTHENTIC. We’re open, transparent and
build trust. We challenge positively. We enjoy what we do and have fun doing
We are UNITED. We’re one BGL. We respect, encourage
and care for each other. We work, grow and win together.