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Early Careers Academy

Our Early Careers Academy, operating in the UK and the US, provides entry-level development opportunities for university graduates (US & UK) and school leavers (UK).

All programmes are designed to train and prepare you for a career in Insurance and at Beazley, whilst giving you exposure to real work experience.

From spaceships to subsea ships and from major sporting events to celebrity concerts, specialist insurance is an exciting place to be. There’s no better place to launch your career.

Both our graduate and apprenticeship programmes have been designed by respected senior leaders who sponsor the programmes and you – setting you up for continued success. All programmes have personal and professional development built in, and a fantastic support network to help you thrive. 

We’ll welcome you to the family and to show our commitment to you, you’ll start as a full-time Beazley employee from day 1. This entitles to you all our renowned benefits, from free lunch and reimbursed office travel to flexible religious holidays and private medical cover.

Our non-hierarchical structure and friendly culture makes Beazley a fantastic launchpad for your career – we can't wait to welcome you!

All 2024 graduate & some 2024 apprenticeship programmes are now closed, we will open for applications for 2025 starts in Q4 2024, in the meantime you can register your interest for the 2025 programmes on the individual programme pages.

  • Our UK Graduate Programme

    For those who have graduated university is offered in Actuarial, Finance, Conduct Risk, Cyber Underwriting, or Data. These programmes are the perfect transition from education to work, harnessing your skills and knowledge whilst equipping you with new ones as well as working experiences.

  • Our UK Apprenticeship Programme

    Offers the perfect alternative to university, providing the opportunity to learn from the best, whilst you earn a London salary, and gain a professional qualification.We offer a number of apprenticeship programmes from Level 3 to Level 6 in Data, Finance, Underwriting, Claims, and Culture & People (HR).

All the good things in life come with a little risk. We should know.

Back in 1986 when we began, the US liability insurance market was in crisis. Things weren't looking good. Not the best time to start a business, you might think. But at Beazley we see every risk as an opportunity to do things differently.

So we took the plunge and started our business, with just a couple of second-hand desks and a handsome old hat stand. 

Insurance is about risk, but it’s also about people. 

We searched for the Industry's brightest sparks to join us. A diverse bunch, all looking for that rare thing in insurance: an adventure. We certainly found one. 

We began putting our heads together to tackle our clients’ biggest challenges. And in a world fast becoming head-scratchingly complex, we set ourselves the goal to become the Industry's go to problem solvers. We've done things differently ever since. In an age of easy assumptions and talking big, we keep an open mind and listen more.

Persevering until we've found the right solution. Our quiet and boundless curiosity have seen us embrace all manner of risks: Boldly going further, from the bottom of the ocean to the surface of the moon.

So that’s our story, in a nutshell. The moral of the tale? Life’s a risky business. But by enabling our clients to explore, create and build a different world, we’re helping to make it a better one. And by striving to do the right thing rather than the easy thing, we’re shaping a brighter future for our people, our partners and the planet.

We definitely think that’s a risk worth taking.

Insurance. Just different.

Beazley Early Career Programme Benefits

  • Competitive Reward

    When you join Beazley, you’ll start on a competitive salary of £33,000 for grads and £23-25,000 for apprentices. You’ll also be eligible for an annual bonus, salary increases on programme, and other remuneration incentives such as Beazley shares and savings plans.

  • Learning, Development

    All early careers roles have a progression map which includes supporting you through gaining a professional qualification. We’ve also created the Beazley Academy to arm you with personal & professional skills to help you thrive.

  • Health, Wellbeing

    We have free healthy snacks in office, free Thrive app membership, a Cycle to Work scheme, private healthcare, generous pension and life assurance. Our Beazley Wellbeing network also frequently hold webinars, meditation sessions and awareness & support articles.

  • Lunch, Travel, Lifestyle

    As part of our commitment to our employees, you’ll receive free lunch when in the office, we’ll cover your office travel costs up to £5250 per year and give you a £100 lifestyle reimbursement each month to cover costs from music subscriptions to gym classes.

  • Annual Leave

    You’ll get 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. You can also buy up to an additional 5 holiday days per year. Our inclusive flexible religious holiday policy allows you to switch a UK bank holiday with an alternative cultural or religious holiday that’s significant to you.

  • Diversity, Inclusion

    We hold high ambitions for ED&I, and alongside our policies and support, we encourage you to join an employee network such as: Beazley SHE, Beazley Race, Beazley Proud, Beazley Neurodiverse, Beazley Wellbeing, Beazley Families, to continue our ED&I momentum.

  • Flexible Working

    We operate a ‘smart working’ approach, whereby you’re empowered to work flexibly based on how your diary looks for the day.You’ll also receive a remote office set up allowance to help you create the ideal space for when you're working at home.

UK Application Process

Our application process is designed with you in mind, we aim to make the process as interactive and as two-way as possible- we want you to get to know us as much as we get to know you!

All stages are designed to assess your future potential – not any experience you may or may not have. Behind the scenes we also undertake adverse impact testing at each stage to ensure that our processes are fair and equitable. If you have any adjustment requests, you can let us know at any time. Best of luck!

Equal Opportunity

We are an equal opportunities employer and as such, we will make reasonable adjustments to our selection process for candidates that indicate that, owing to disability, our arrangements might otherwise disadvantage them. If you have a disability, including dyslexia or other non-visible ones, which you believe may affect your performance in selection, please advise us in good time and we’ll make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you.