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Responsibility:
3.2/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.9/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.6/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.3/5
 
Colleagues:
3.8/5
 
Training:
4/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.5/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

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Application Advice:

Proof read your application and practice psychometric testing.

Interview Advice:

Research the company and be ready with some interesting questions on current issues.

Professional Trainee – Finance, Group Finance at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Make sure you demonstrate the companies strategic objectives in your personal statement and CV by using relevant examples.

Interview Advice:

Research the company's star qualities and be prepared for questions relating to them. Be yourself and attempt to make a positive connection with the interviewers.

Professional Trainee Scheme, Sales & Agency at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Understand the business model.

Interview Advice:

Practise competency questions based on the STAR method.

IT Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Understand what being a mutual means, and what good customer service looks like.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

HR Professional Trainee, HR at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Make sure you're fully aware of the ethos and values of the company before applying. Make yourself familiar with the personal stars and corporate strategic objectives. These play a vital role in the company culture; and NFU Mutual only wants individuals aligned with their values.

Interview Advice:

The graduate application process initially begins with a CV application.

This is followed by a video interview (pre-recorded with plenty of opportunity for re-records) and then followed by a really informative assessment centre which is as much about discovering if we're right for you as you being right for us.

The assessment centre normally consists of a group activity, a presentation, a conversation role-play scenario and plenty of time to talk to existing staff and PT's.

Take the chance to speak to the assessors around the room and understand the company culture and the value the PT scheme can offer to the business. It's a great way to begin networking, and discover more about the company and industry.

Once you've passed the centre you'll be invited to interview. If you're not quite a right fit; don't panic! NFU Mutual are great at spotting potential and talent, and may find another role that's fitting for you elsewhere.

Throughout the process, it's paramount to be yourself and embrace the opportunity. Be inquisitive, link with people on LinkedIn, research the industry and the company and most importantly make sure you feel the company is a right fit for you!

Professional Trainee, Customer Services at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Take your time to fill it out honestly and mould your application to the scheme.

Interview Advice:

Relax, everyone is really nice and friendly and they want you to do well. Be yourself and have a good time.

Professional Trainee, Group Finance at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Be genuine, show interest, do your research, think about what you want and where you want to go.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, the company is more interested in you and your personality rather than your CV as long as you meet the minimum requirements.

NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Really make sure that your personality shows through your application. A good attitude and nature is as important as your qualifications I found.

RMS Sales Consultant, Risk Management Services at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Get it in on time, nice clean structure and layout.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, show confidence, but not overly so.

Professional Trainee, Operational Architecture at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Read the personal specification to help you write a good cover letter. Research the company and its culture.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - don't worry about qualifications as they will teach you these. Just shine through your personality.

Professional Trainee, at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and be personable.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, try to know lots about the role and the company. Furthermore make sure you know your own experiences, work and other (it helps when answering competency based questions).

Quality Development Consultant, at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

It really doesn't matter about your academic background: it's about you as a person, the skills you possess and the prospect of your potential. The application process is straightforward and worth your time!

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre is definitely an opportunity to see if the company is right for you, as well as vice versa. I recommend speaking to all the employees involved in aiding the assessment centre, as you need to network as part of your time on the scheme, but speaking to those who have experienced it will really help you on deciding if the role is for you! Be confident and most importantly: yourself. Finally, show you can think outside the box, but also apply logic and common sense in the team-based activities!

Professional Trainee, Customer Service Operations at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

It really doesn't matter about your academic background: it's about you as a person, the skills you possess and the prospect of your potential. The application process is straightforward and worth your time!

Interview Advice:

The assessment centre is definitely an opportunity to see if the company is right for you, as well as vice versa. I recommend speaking to all the employees involved in aiding the assessment centre, as you need the ability to network as part of your time on the scheme. Speaking to those who have experienced it really helps you decide if the role is for you! Be confident and most importantly: yourself. Finally: show you can think outside the box, but also apply logic and common sense in the team-based activities!

Professional Trainee, Customer Service Operations at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Not to be clichéd, but be yourself, be positive and be ambitious.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared and be engaged about the company you are applying to.

Professional Trainee, Insurance at NFU Mutual
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Interview Advice:

Most questions were competency based - examples of team work etc.
Know about the company and the job role you are applying for and why youre applying.

Professional Trainee, Finance at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Have a broad range of experience and knowledge. My degree (Geography) made me a jack of all trades - normally a disadvantage but it really helps as an underwriter. Being able to draw upon expertise in several different fields is incredibly helpful when dealing with multiple types of insurance.

Interview Advice:

Be engaging and driven. This trainee scheme is very much about giving you support in order to be the next generation of leadership within the business. If you can demonstrate leadership skills and independent thinking early on then you will be off to a great start.

Risk Selection Consultant, Risk Selection at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Make sure you know what you want out of it. The application process itself is very simple.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and make sure you practice the STAR technique aligned to the company's 'personal star' attributes.

IT Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

The psychometric tests employed in the second part of the recruitment process will appear to be very similar to ones used by other companies but have a significantly higher difficulty. Ensure you are well prepared and complete them in a relaxed environment or you will get tripped up!

Interview Advice:

Your interview will be competency based. This is a great interview style to ensure fairness for all candidates but a lot of people can find this type of interview quite difficult. However, research the interview type beforehand if you've never done one before. Get asked a tricky question? Simply be prepared to stop and think out your answer in the interview itself. You're being judged on the quality of your answer, not on the speed with which you give it.

Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual
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Interview Advice:

Have plenty of examples ready of your previous experience, work or education related.

Professional trainee, Marketing and Strategy at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Research the company! We're very values driven and customer focused, make sure you can convey your understanding of that.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, assessment centres have only around four interviewees. The assessors are looking at your attitude / potential more than any innate knowledge.

Professional Trainee, Customer Services at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Be curious and take every opportunity to ask questions! Everyone is really helpful and happy to help.

Interview Advice:

Prepare by doing research on the company and the scheme you are interested in (e.g Underwriting, Marketing, IT etc.) and industry news on that topic. Look at the company's Personal STAR and prepare your interview examples accordingly.

Professional Trainee, Customer Services – Claims at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Research the company, particularly what differentiates us from competitors.

Professional Trainee, Business Analysis at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.
Don't lie, you will be found out!
Ask questions!

IT Professional Trainee, IT Graduate Scheme at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

NFU Mutual has quite distinctive values and ways of working so try to show that your personal values reflect this. The role is designed to prepare you to become "future leaders" so try to emphasize that you really want to become part of the culture/organisation for the long run.

Do some background research on NFU Mutual and its services.

Interview Advice:

Same as above but also just come across enthusiastically and generally pleasant - someone that will fit well in to any team as you will be rotating around during your scheme.

Professional Trainee, Press at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Research the company beforehand so you understand their ethos and objectives.

Interview Advice:

Questions will be asked that are based on the companies 'star qualities' that they look for in recruits. Make sure you understand these and can apply an example of demonstrating each quality when it comes to the interview.

Professional Trainee, North West Sales at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Practice your SHL tests. Do your research, if you know what your going in for then it'll really show on the day. Also be enthusiastic and show some passion for the company or the role you're going for. And to finish the cliches, be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Practice the STAR technique for answering questions, and have a few answers already formed in your mind. Don't be worried if you've not had a proper office job before, the interviewers will understand.

IT Professional Trainee, at NFU Mutual
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Interview Advice:

Review job description competencies - have strong examples of your own performance.
Ask questions, engage, be positive. This is a business that prefers positive, pro-active, engaged, happy people!

Professional Trainee, at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

To be prepared to put the hard work in but the career progression available in a short space of time will make it worthwhile. You need to be confident and have the right 'can do' attitude.

Interview Advice:

Research the company, understand what the company goals are and what they want from their staff.

Professional Trainee, Sales and Agency at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Do your research, not only on the company but also the industry.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared. Read about the job and do as much research as possible on the business function you are applying for.
Understand the context. How does the department you are applying for fit in with the overall company structure.

Professional trainee, IT at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Take a look at the NFU Mutual Personal and Leadership star competency sets online, it's good to be able to evidence that you have used some of these characteristics before.

Interview Advice:

Assessment centres and interviews are much more relaxed than other companies, assessment centres are in small groups (around 4) and the interviewers are friendly. Try and prepare some responses for questions based around the NFUM Competencies, but don't memorise them word for word. It's good to let your personality come through!

Professional Trainee – Customer Service, Customer Services at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Understand the nature of the business and go into the assesment centre and interview prepared and in positive mind. In the assesment centre ensure that you allow your voice to be heard and take a questioning and inquisative perspective to the activities you are given.

Ensure that you prepare for competency based questions.

Interview Advice:

It's a competency based interview, read the job specification again and ensure that you can outline examples for these competencies.

NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and make sure you know why you want the job.

Interview Advice:

Do plenty of research - the company has a rich and interesting history.

Graduate, at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

- Don't lie!
- Make sure you show your personal side as much as your education and career side

Interview Advice:

- Be yourself and be comfortable - who you are as a person holds more value.
- Show enthusiasm
- Look at interview hints and tips on student career websites - they are more useful than you think!

IT Professional Trainee, at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

They aren't just looking for IT Grads, any degree can apply.
It isn't a techy IT Scheme, very much business focussed.
Be yourself.
Be confident.
Research the company before coming for assesment centre.
Show your passion for technology.

IT Professional Trainee, Various at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Become familiar with the business model, and the ethos of the company, before you decide if it is where you want to be.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, at the end of the day you will not be able to play a character for the rest of your career, so why start like that.
Research is vital, and so is taking the time to familiarise yourself with the interview format and the brief.

Professional Trainee, Customer Services at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Don't worry about having specific experience or qualifications. They are more concerned with your attitudes and aptitudes.

Professional Trainee, at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and do not oversell your abilities. We are looking for the right people and the skills can be picked up as you go along.

Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Apply! This is an amazing scheme with so many incredible opportunities. However, if earning big bucks is the thing which motivates you most, then this probably isn't the right company for you.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. NFU Mutual graduate scheme process is one of the best I've experienced and they truly want you to do your best. So relax and (try to) enjoy the process.

Corporate Professional Trainee, Corporate Scheme at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Understand the company and its values

Graduate Trainee, Underwriting at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

It is a great scheme to get yourself on, especially if you are the kind of person that is motivated to make a difference. The organisation is needing and appreciates "new blood" due to some of its struggles to evolve quickly. This means it is easy to find things where you can make a difference but it isn't easy to actually make your impact so you will have to work hard.

Interview Advice:

The recruitment process is robust but not too intimidating. Culture is very important in this organisation and although it is looking for motivated indiviuals who can change some of the ways of working it needs people who understand the company's values and principles of doing right by the customer and always acting ethically. We take our three strategic objectives seriously "Great company to do business with", "Sustainable profitable growth" and "Great place to work"

Graduate Trainee, Strategy, HR, Marketing, Project Management at NFU Mutual
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and ask questions - make sure you are the type of person who is willing to go on the look out and actively seek challenging pieces of work.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you have thought about the culture of the NFU Mutual, its background and what makes it unique and how your set of skills and experiences can help you develop within the company.

Professional Trainee, Rotational at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Commitment to providing an outstanding service to members

Commitment to developing employees

Worst:

N/A

Professional Trainee – Finance, Group Finance at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Career development, work life balance, incentives, pay and working with different people.

Worst:

Amount of training courses, company systems.

Professional Trainee Scheme, Sales & Agency at NFU Mutual
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Best:

The company ethic 'to be a great place to work'

Worst:

The outdated technology.

IT Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Genuine passion for our customers.

Worst:

Technology is outdated.

HR Professional Trainee, HR at NFU Mutual
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Best:

The company genuinely cares for their customer and looks after them through their service. The support given for study and development is good. They appreciate a good work/life balance and social events are organised to engage the organisation which is always enjoyable.

Worst:

The learning and development team do not assist in development, which can be confusing as communication is unclear as to who organises training courses.

Professional Trainee, Group Finance at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Working culture, flexibility, exposure within IT to senior management,

Worst:

We could work smarter

NFU Mutual
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Best:

Support and willingness of everyone throughout the company to help out. The investment they put into their employees, they really do concentrate on giving you the best possible chance at succeeding in your role while enjoying working for the company.

RMS Sales Consultant, Risk Management Services at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Stability.

Worst:

Stability sometimes causes things to go slow.

Professional Trainee, Operational Architecture at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Good culture and atmosphere. Everyone wants each other to do well.

Worst:

Some of the systems are behind the times but a lot is in the pipeline to improve this.

Professional Trainee, at NFU Mutual
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Best:

It's great to work for a company with such a good brand, that treat their customers well and that I can be proud to say I work for.

Quality Development Consultant, at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Transparent, friendly and keen to retain talent. There's always something exciting happening. Happy to develop and invest in people. People truly are the core of the business in every sense.

Worst:

The regions can sometimes feel a little detached from head office to the untrained eye.

Professional Trainee, Customer Service Operations at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Transparent, friendly and keen to retain talent. There's always something exciting happening. Happy to develop and invest in people. People truly are the core of the business in every sense.

Worst:

The regions can sometimes feel a little detached from head office to the untrained eye.

Professional Trainee, Customer Service Operations at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Extremely stable company.

Worst:

Lack of international exposure.

Professional Trainee, Insurance at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Flexible hours to work, challenging work with responsibility, Trainee scheme

Worst:

Outdated IT Systems, location

Professional Trainee, Finance at NFU Mutual
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Best:

Friendly atmosphere and great support for training and career progression.

Worst:

Expensive area to live.

Risk Selection Consultant, Risk Selection at NFU Mutual
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Best:

The people.

Worst:

Poor salaries, with a large disparity between what the CEO is being paid and what us foot soldiers are, truly creating a gap between higher management and everyone else, despite arguing we have a flat structure.

IT Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual
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Best:

The company is the most ethical I have ever encountered, it cares about its customers and staff in a way so few do. I am proud to come to work every single day because of it.

Worst:

The company can be a little bit change adverse. Whilst this is great in terms of opportunities to make your own mark and bring in fresh ideas. It can also be frustrating in that it can be harder to convince people to try new things.

Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual
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