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Just Retirement hires first two apprentices

Just Retirement has taken on two financial services apprentices in the firm’s first move to recruit school leavers directly.

Sam Freeman and Ayesha Williams joined the specialist insurer in September and were recruited from schools nearby to Just Retirement’s base in Surrey.

Both candidates are working in full-time customer service roles. A half day each week is given over towards studying for a level 2 certificate in Financial Services at Bromley College.

Just Retirement human resources director Anne Ridge says: “Our future success depends on attracting the talented young people to take this business forward.

“Sam and Ayesha will work closely with existing team members to gain invaluable workplace experience while working towards their qualifications. They are treated as permanent staff with the same benefits, but we see them as pioneers for a much wider apprenticeship programme.”


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  • Boga Foga 4th December 2012 at 10:33 pm

    What kind of rubbish new is this? This is mortgage strategy, we want new products information and news and mortgage market news. Not this stupid piece of crap about two school joiners joined as apprentice, there are millions of apprentice joins every year, why is this even news? Stupid really.