Apprentice Data Technician

Location
Folkestone, Kent
Salary
£5.90 per Hour
Posted
10 May 2019
Closes
10 Jun 2019
Ref
KT&A2399
Specialism
Administration
Sector
Unspecified
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Undisclosed

Swiss Re is a reinsurance company based in Zurich, Switzerland. It is the second largest reinsurer in the world and operates through offices in more than 25 countries. The Swiss Re Group consists of three business units; Reinsurance, Corporate Solutions and Life Capital.

We are based in modern offices in central Folkestone.


Vacancy Description
To ensure the accuracy and integrity of premium and claims data. 
To maintain and enhance internal and external client relationships. 
To provide a comprehensive quality service through continuously improving the efficiency and effectiveness of administration process. 
To join a large and developing team that offers equal opportunities to all to develop and drive their own career within an excellent organisation. You will be part of a team 10 people (but a department of over 60) where we deliver accurate and timely financials and data to our partners. 
To create accurate accounting records by processing client data in accordance with agreed service standards. 
To control and constantly seek to improve the quality of the data received and to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with partners and clients. 
To run and organise own work effectively, to ensure that the agreed priorities, deadlines and service standards are achieved. 
To ensure correct procedures and controls are followed, including documentation and audit trails of information. 
To own and progress issues, liaising with partners and clients where required and ensure that issues are reflected in the reporting, such as data reserve. Keen to undertake the necessary training to be competent with the job but with one eye on future progression. 
To attend and have the ability to be actively involved in client meetings.


Wage
£5.90 per Hour
(£894.83 Per Month)
(£10,738 Per Annum)


Hours
Monday to Friday
9am – 5pm (including 1 hour lunch break)
7 hours a day (35 hours a week)


Skills Required
Proven computer skills and ability to use multiple software packages to analyse and process complex data. 
Ideal knowledge of all Microsoft packages with a deep understanding of Excel preferred. 
Willingness and ambition to take on new challenges and develop within role which has limitless opportunities. 
Strong motivation to learn about (re)insurance and contracts issues. 
Strong analytical skills, a fast learner with a can-do attitude. 
Accurate and numerate with excellent attention to detail required to spot anomalies and mistakes.
Basic understanding of KPI’s/Metrics and the importance of these to drive the business forwards. 
Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment that will be meaningful but rewarding.


Personal Qualities
A team-player, with willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit. 
Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment. 
Ability to express him-/herself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small groups. 
Mature & self-confident; ability to face business partners.


Qualifications Required
GCSE Maths and English or equivalent Level 2 Qualification


Training Provided
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.


Important Information
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach.

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