BGL builds on successful academy programme with new intake of apprentices
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, BGL Group is launching the next intake of its successful Pathway Apprenticeship Programme.
The Group, which has its headquarters in Orton Southgate, Peterborough, is set to release a handful of new places on its unique rotational apprenticeship programme and is on the lookout for talented people keen to explore a career within a top fintech company. 

With more than 10 million customers, BGL is a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services via brands including, Budget Insurance, Dial Direct and Beagle Street. 

The Pathway Programme allows apprentices to spend six months working within four departments, which could include customer services, risk, finance, marketing or HR, among others. Meanwhile, they will study for either an Insurance Practitioner or Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship, gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Rachael Gillett, Chief People Officer, said: “BGL has apprentices across all of its business areas and they equate to seven per cent of our workforce. They have a significant impact as a new source of talent, bringing different insights, diverse views and experience with them.

“Our Pathway scheme offers the chance to experience a range of departments on rotation before deciding on a career option.”

Since BGL launched its academy in 2018, it has created more than 200 apprenticeships. Its apprentices come from all walks of life – from school or college leavers, to those returning to work after a career break, or seeking to take their career in a different direction. 

Rachael added: “This has been a key part of our People Strategy, ensuring we’re able to attract and retain talented people to meet the current and future needs of our business, together with providing great career development opportunities for new and existing colleagues.” 

Emily White, an existing Pathway apprentice and a finalist in the 2019 Peterborough Apprenticeship Awards, said: “When I left school, I knew I wanted to go into business but I didn’t know which area I wanted to go into; this role gives me the chance to rotate across different areas before deciding where I want to focus my future career.”

Applicants for the Pathway Programme should have two A-Levels at grade C or above, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification. They should also have English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above, or equivalent.

The new vacancies will go live from Friday 7 February. To apply visit  

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