Name: Max Cameron
University attended: Swansea University
Office: Head Office, Tiddington, Stratford-upon-Avon
Department, team or function: Group Change – IT Division

Why did you choose the NFU Mutual Graduate Scheme?
What qualifications are you studying on the scheme? I’ve been lucky enough to undertake numerous qualifications whilst on scheme. Since starting I have completed my Cert CII qualification, which provided me a real understanding of insurance as an industry having had no prior experience in the area. Also there have been more specific qualifications, related to my scheme. As part of my current rotation, I’ve undertaken the Prosci Change Management Practitioner Certification, then later this year I start the Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship.

How would you describe your onboarding experience?
Despite having an onboarding experience during COVID times, the experience was thoroughly enjoyable. We were all made to feel welcome from day one and I personally felt the support for us all instantly. Onboarding allowed us to get to know each other personally as a cohort, work together on various tasks, as well as getting to know NFU Mutual as a place of work and how we operate. Also, having time to engage with senior leaders across the business was an extremely helpful and a fortunate experience. Additionally, we were able to have insight into how our pensions work, rewards and benefits and other key information, which still comes in handy to this day.

Has NFU Mutual done anything to support you in your job, your work/life balance or your life outside of work?
Throughout my time with NFU Mutual, I’ve felt supported from the outset. L&OD and Group Change have always supported me in the direction of travel I want to pursue, encouraged me to push myself out of my comfort zone and ultimately be the best version of me. Support is tailored to what is best for you, I have regular catch ups with both my current line manager and placement manager, as well as L&OD. My work/life balance is good and this is highly encouraged throughout NFU Mutual, as well as the ability to be flexible if required.

What advice would you give to somebody else thinking about joining our graduate scheme?
Best piece of advice would just to be yourself throughout the process. Ultimately, it is just as important that the NFU Mutual is right fit for you as it is for you to be the right fit for NFU Mutual. Do your research about the organisation, as we are unique, and really think about what will make you stand out from the rest.

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