11th January 2013
Insurance broker Hastings Direct's announced today that it will be creating 200 new jobs in 2013.
The multi-award winning company is looking to recruit across the jobs spectrum from entry level to senior management. The expansion is being driven by continued business growth from its car, home, van and bike insurance products. In 2012 a customer took out a policy with Hastings every 27 seconds and the company is committed to protecting one in ten of the UK population by 2020.
The new jobs are full-time equivalents and for entry level roles the company would be happy to consider job share or part time mums, dads or students, wishing to earn extra income across the shifts, which include evenings and weekends. All applicants must be aged over 18.
Gary Hoffman, CEO, Hastings Direct: "At Hastings we are single-minded in our ambition to build a UK business success story, which is a great place to work. In recent years the business has grown rapidly from 300,000 customers in February 2009 to over the one million we serve today. We are already one of the largest employers in East Sussex, but we have ambitious plans to serve three million customers by 2020 and these 200 extra staff will help us realise this goal."
Stephen Lloyd MP: "I am absolutely delighted to congratulate Hastings Direct on its growing success. Their announcement of seeking to recruit an additional 200 staff is a tremendous sign of confidence in UK plc. With over a million new jobs created in the private sector since May 2010, it is clear that despite the difficult economic environment, there are real growth opportunities out there for quality companies like Hastings Direct.
"I will be working with them to do all I can to ensure Eastbourne and Willingdon residents take up as many of these posts as possible."