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AbbeyAutoline partners with Belfast Met to launch apprenticeship programme

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Belfast Metropolitan College

16th Aug 2023

AbbeyAutoline celebrates 50th anniversary with the launch of an AbbeyAutoline apprenticeship programme

AbbeyAutoline is celebrating its 50th anniversary by partnering with Belfast Met to launch an innovative apprenticeship programme that will create a number of apprenticeship positions with Northern Ireland’s largest insurance broker.

The new AbbeyAutoline programme will offer Apprentice Sales Advisors the opportunity to achieve a recognised Level 2 and 3 NVQ in Financial Services and work full-time as part of the company’s in-branch Personal Lines sales team.

AbbeyAutoline and Belfast Met will work in partnership to deliver a comprehensive apprenticeship programme aimed at nurturing talent to meet AbbeyAutoline’s growing demand for skilled professionals as part of its ongoing expansion plans.

The employment-based education programme has been designed to provide high-quality learning opportunities that will equip apprentices with practical skills and in-depth knowledge to excel in their careers in the financial services sector.

Each apprentice will work alongside AbbeyAutoline’s Personal Lines branch sales team to gain valuable insights into the insurance industry and develop their customer service and sales abilities aligned with AbbeyAutoline’s commitment to excellent customer service.

The starting salary for the apprenticeship roles is £18,500 rising to £19,250 after 12 months and rising further again at 18 months and upon completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification.

Launching the new AbbeyAutoline apprenticeship programme, Wendy Close, Group HR Director of AbbeyAutoline said: “As AbbeyAutoline celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are proud to launch the AbbeyAutoline apprenticeship programme in partnership with Belfast Met.

“This programme will create multiple new apprentice roles across our Personal Lines sales team and it’s a tremendous opportunity for anyone interested in building a successful career with Northern Ireland’s largest insurance broker.

“Our apprentices will benefit from a distinctive blend of education as they study for an NVQ in Financial Services and day-to-day practical work experience. This will allow them to apply the skills and learnings they receive to deliver an exceptional level of customer care and expertise to our customers.

“Through this partnership with Belfast Met, we are demonstrating our commitment to driving excellence in the local insurance industry, as we help nurture AbbeyAutoline’s next generation of sales and management professionals.”

Andrea Kearney, Employer Engagement & CFSA Apprenticeship Executive at Belfast Met added: “Belfast Met is delighted to be working in partnership with AbbeyAutoline. The Apprenticeship programme is brand new to AbbeyAutoline and we are excited to see it grow with this partnership.

“This is a really fantastic opportunity for anyone keen to take a step into the financial services sector and enables you to earn while you learn, achieve industry recognised qualifications and take the first step into your new career.”

For more information or to apply for a position on the AbbeyAutoline apprenticeship programme visit: