Want to start your career?
We host a full in house training and development scheme, offering a unique pathway for young people to establish a rewarding career.
The A-One Academy
We understand qualifications come with time and the traditional academic route is not suited to everyone. Unfortunatley, this means some truly great, talented people with a driven personality can be overlooked. Here at A-One we believe these are key attributes to a successful career.
Knowing that talent is being wasted didn’t sit right with us, being ignored for not having qualifications isn’t fair. That’s why we stepped up to help. In 2015, we successfully developed the A-One Academy. Enabling talented people to join as apprentices, beginning their career in insurance. Anyone can apply and we will always carefully consider each and every applicant.
Once you’re on board, business administration skills will be developed from the get-go and will feature a heavy amount of supported in-house training. This will eventually lead to an NVQ qualification. We believe starting with the basics allows for a solid foundation of knowledge to be acquired, allowing a career in insurance to be established from the grass roots.
Where this then leads is down to your individual desires. It could be in administration, sales or client management across our many range of services, from Personal Lines to Commercial. As an apprentice we will actively encourage and guide you to take the path that suits you, everyone is different.
We fully support further learning and qualifications for all our staff if they so wish. Many of our existing employees have been funded by us to obtain qualifications from the Chartered Insurance Institute, simply because we want to help people grow and achieve great things.
Our commitment to staff is proven. Through training and opening oppurtunities, it enables careers to be built within the A-One family. This has even led to a large number of our employees changing career paths whilst staying with A-One – helping to achieve personal goals and also drive the company forward.
We strongly believe that our A-One Academy Apprenticeships offer the perfect opportunities of hands on training and valuable experience, within a busy working environment of the insurance industry. We also feel the training and ongoing support each and every apprentice receives is second to none.
Whatever your career aspirations, our A-One apprenticeships can provide you with the right career path and tools, to help you achieve your goals.
Our A-One Academy has produced a long list of success stories over recent years. This has included many of our previous apprentices being nominated for young employee awards at numerous regional business awards.
The A-One Academy has been instrumental in the development of many areas of the A-One Insurance Group. With apprentices taking up key roles in our best performing teams, managing major portfolios and carrying out important tasks to help the company go from strength to strength.
Ben Bronsell is a prime example of success. Ben won the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at the 2018 South West Business and Community Awards. We couldn’t be prouder, Ben worked really hard and he deserved every bit. He’s now progressed his career within A-One to become a dedicated Portfolio Manager and has recently become Cert CII qualified.
I am immensely proud to have been chosen as the winner of this highly regarded award, it was overwhelming and totally unexpected. It’s been a great experience and has helped my communication, presentation and networking skills considerably.
Being interviewed by the judges puts you under immense scrutiny. The judges told me choosing the winner for my category was very tough as all of the entries were of a very high standard.
This recognition is for the whole company and not just for me. It has made me understand that if you work hard, listen and use each opportunity as an experience you can develop, grow and make improvements and would like to thank A -One for the opportunity their A- One Academy has given me both professionally and personally.