30 January 2018
Crawford & Company has established the largest network of adjusters throughout the UK specialising in Agricultural, Rural Industries and Estates Losses (ARIEL). The Careers Service enjoyed speaking to Angela Maton and Rachel Marks of Crawford & Company, about their graduate scheme, and the opportunities available in agricultural loss adjusting. They are looking to recruit graduates with an agricultural or land management qualification.
Angela explained “A lot of people won’t really know what loss adjusting means, or assume you are permanently office based because it's a job in the insurance industry. That’s absolutely not the case, our graduates spend around half their time out with clients, from small family enterprises to high net worth individuals and large businesses. Loss adjusting is the profession of dealing with insurance claims, in this instance where farming business suffer a fire or other insured calamity, and where support is needed to get the business up and running again and to calculate the claim value. There are also opportunities to travel; some of our staff recently spent time in the Caribbean following storm damage, or Australia after floods and fires.”. Rachel, a Harper Adams REALM graduate, confirmed that she enjoys her role, which she felt was “…really varied, where no two days are the same.”.
The company’s two year graduate scheme offers support to achieve professional qualifications, structured training to meet defined technical and other skills competencies, and on the job supervision & training to develop practical claims handling skills. If you want to find out more and apply, their job advert can be found here.