Graduate & School Leaver Careers

The Liberty Academy encompasses our 12 month school leaver and graduate development programmes, both running from September each year.

Our Liberty Academy programme is designed to provide ambitious individuals with the skills and experience required to embark on successful careers in (re)insurance. Each Academy member is given an individual development plan, tailored around their skills and career ambitions to offer the best start to a career in their chosen field. In addition, all Liberty Academy members are supported through their professional qualifications and are offered a competitive salary.

On these pages you will find more information about each of our programmes as well as insights from previous Academy members. Come to one of our insight days (dates below) or follow us on Facebook for more details.

Graduate Scheme

Our annual graduate programme is structured around secondments rather than rotations. You will be based in one department, allowing you to settle into your team and become an expert in your chosen role. During your 12 months you will complete a series of secondments to other areas of the business, these will be tailored around your career aspirations and your personal development plan. Through your secondments you will gain an insight into how Liberty Specialty Markets operates as a business, giving you the knowledge and experience to accelerate your career.

During this time you will study towards professional qualifications, fully supported by Liberty Specialty Markets not only financially but through regular revision sessions and access to study materials.

In addition, Liberty Academy members receive support throughout the programme with regular catch-ups, a buddy system and access to the company-wide mentoring scheme.

Recruitment for the 2018 scheme will open in late 2017.

School Leaver Scheme

Our annual school leaver programme is rotational. You will complete rotations in three departments during your time in the Academy, learning how these departments interact and learning your role within them fully. These rotations will be tailored around your career aspirations and your personal development plan.

During this time you will study towards professional qualifications, fully supported by Liberty Specialty Markets not only financially but through regular revision sessions and access to study materials.

In addition, Liberty Academy members receive support throughout the programme with regular catch-ups, a buddy system and access to the company-wide mentoring scheme.

Recruitment for the 2018 scheme will open in early 2018.

Work Experience and Internships

The Liberty Academy hosts three one-week work experience programmes every year during the summer, open to internal and external applications. These are aimed at giving school, college and university students an idea of what it is like to work for a leading specialty insurer.

We also offer regular internships during holiday periods. All dates for work experience and internship applications are advertised through our Facebook pages.

Insight Days

Liberty Specialty Markets hosts open insight events for school, college and university students providing attendees with a understanding of the insurance market and an overview of career opportunities in the industry.

At our insight events you will hear from our graduate recruitment team as well as a selection of our current graduates and school leavers and gain helpful advice on:

  • Getting into the insurance industry
  • Different roles and what they entail
  • What it’s like to work at Liberty Specialty Markets
  • The Liberty Academy, Graduate & School Leaver schemes
  • An introduction to recruitment, writing a CV and interview tips

The next Insight day is scheduled to take place Thursday 11 May 10:00 – 13:00. If you would like to attend this event please contact Matthew Quantick.

Liberty Academic Research Forum

The Academic Research Forum is an innovative 3-year funded partnership for postgraduate academics conducting research into areas where we believe we can add value, connecting forum members with industry experts as well as sharing our own internal data.

In return, Forum members share their research with Liberty, allowing us to put academic research into practice within the industry. Recruitment for the Forum has now closed. For more information about the forum and how you can get involved next year, please contact us.

Meet the Graduates

Kajal Patel

Class of 2016, Compliance

Degree: LLB Law

Department: Compliance

University: Birmingham

Marcus Wood

Class of 2016, Actuarial

Degree: BSc Mathematical Sciences

Department: Actuarial

Post grad: MSc Applied Mathematics

University: Bath

Ella Davis

Class of 2016, Exposure Management

Degree: BSc (Hons) Geography with a year in Computer Science

Department: Exposure Management

University: Birmingham


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