Job details

Graduate Scheme - Risk

Region: Midlands

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon

Contract type: Graduate

Reference number: HRDI00865

Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: 10th July 2022

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading general insurance and financial services companies, NFU Mutual has been meeting customers’ needs for over 100 years.

Our employees are important to us. We empower and inspire them to perform, offer opportunities to grow and we recognise and reward their contribution. They are proud to work for a company that respects them and the broader communities, and they trust us to be financially sustainable, so we are successful now, and in the future.

Based at our office in Stratford upon Avon, our Risk Division works right across NFU Mutual to support business objectives by managing risk, helping to deliver customer benefits by interpreting regulatory rules, and supporting the business to make informed, risk-based decisions.

Taking on risk is an essential part of meeting our company’s long-term objectives and the Risk Division expertise helps determine what level of risk we have the appetite to take on, and what is needed to manage risk within the determined risk appetite in a cost effective way. Members of the Risk Division are committed to being open in order to support our colleagues throughout the business and to understand their needs and requirements, adding value so that they can support their own customers and ensuring we keep our eye on the commercial horizon.

The Role

We are looking for aspiring graduates who are flexible and adaptable, with an agile mind and leadership ambitions to join our Risk Division, with a view to developing a long-term career within NFU Mutual and becoming our leaders of the future.

By joining our Risk Graduate Scheme you’ll be contributing to our business success by protecting NFU Mutual from all types of risk including strategic and operational risks. As part of a committed team, you’ll enjoy working in a supportive atmosphere where people work closely together, sharing knowledge and expertise and challenge accepted thinking.

Run over three years the Risk Graduate Scheme includes three 12-month placements across our Operational Risk Functions – each focusing on different aspects of our work, giving you a holistic view of risk, including:

• Operational Risk
• Information Security
• IT
• Business Continuity
• Supplier Assurance
• Compliance
• Financial Crime

As you approach the end of your scheme you will have the opportunity to influence your final twelve month placement to support you in the direction in which you would like to take your career.

Throughout the three years you’ll be supported to achieve your Operational Risk Qualification. You will also be developing your personal and leadership skills, have access to coaches and mentors and be able to learn from experts within the business, so by the end of the programme you will be in a great place to progress your career.

We will be with you every step of the way as you develop your career with NFU Mutual.

Job Specification

Our Risk Graduate Scheme is designed to give you both hands-on practical experience and focused technical know-how, to equip you with a balanced combination of soft and technical skills to become competent and successful by:

• Developing an understanding of how different parts of the organisation operate.
• Building a thorough knowledge of the business risk environment and the controls used to mitigate those risks.
• Developing relationship management skills, through managing multiple stakeholders from a range of different business areas.
• Helping your stakeholders improve their risk and control framework.

Person Specification

We are looking for Graduates who:

• Possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build, develop and maintain effective relationships.
• Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal. • Have excellent organisational skills to ensure internal and external deadlines are met.
• Display enthusiasm to learn and continuously improve.
• Have the ability to influence different stakeholders at various levels.
• Are able to read and digest substantial regulatory/industry (or similar) publications, identifying and interpreting the key elements.
• Have the ability to collate, analyse and report data in an appropriate way to different customers.
• Are able to recognise areas where process improvements can be made and implement them.
• Have a positive attitude and plenty of ambition and drive to add value.
• Are keen to develop, learn new skills and actively participate in our Graduate Scheme with a view to becoming a leader of the future.


A minimum of a 2:1 degree, preferably Risk management or Business Management, but flexible for the right candidate.
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About NFU Mutual

We are a leading provider of General Insurance and Financial Services. From our strong farming roots we’ve grown to become a UK-wide organisation, turning over £1billion annually. Yet success hasn’t gone to our heads. We’re proud to remain completely customer focused, down-to-earth and committed to the rural communities we’ve grown from.

Our ethos - of trust, respect and personal service - lies at the heart of all we do and has seen us build an enviable reputation for exceptional member loyalty. Though we’ve been in business for over 110 years, we have big ambitions for the future. And that’s why we’re looking for talented people to join our growing organisation. Talented people like you.