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First Central Overview

Haywards Heath, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Insurance Agencies & Brokerages
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal ... Read more

Mission: We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal

First Central Reviews

  • "Fantastic place to work....."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Services Manager in Haywards Heath, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Services Manager in Haywards Heath, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at First Central full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    First Central genuinely care about their people and work hard to ensure that they are rewarded for their input into the business. With lockdown the Executive Team engaged with the entire business on a weekly basis and were accessible, remotely, to all colleagues. The consideration on colleague wellbeing is one of the best I have come across in my career and is continuously being reviewed to ensure it’s fit for purpose. I was at First Central for over 9 years and even as the company has grown and matured, there is an enormous sense of belonging and wanting to achieve the best for the business that is very evident from colleagues. Well done First Central on what you have achieved and I’m sure you will go from strength to strength.

    Cons

    To be honest, I can't think of anything I would say is a "negative" in any way. With the new Executive Team in place, so much has improved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, it's working and take the people on the journey with you.

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First Central Photos

First Central photo of: 1st CENTRAL employees celebrating our 8th anniversary at our annual anniversary party
First Central photo of: The mental wellbeing of our colleagues is more important than ever right now. So, last week Graham shared his personal experience of coping with mental health problems in an emotive live talk.
First Central photo of: To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we provided our people with some heart-themed sweeties to show how much we care. We show the love all year round too by providing colleagues with a fab benefits package.
First Central photo of: We’ve trained 32 Mental Health First Aiders across our sites to help support colleagues with any mental health matters. They’re there to listen without judgement & signpost colleagues to support.
First Central photo of: Congratulations to Hannah Green and Mark Lyons who are our latest winners in our Leading the Way scheme, which recognises colleagues who demonstrate our company values.
First Central photo of: Our Motor team are looking fabulously festive today. They donned their favourite festive knits to celebrate Christmas Jumper Day.
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First Central Interviews

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at First Central (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I applied directly through the website and was invited to a telephone interview via email by their recruitment team. This was an informal chat about my cv history to see if I had the skill set for the role. I was invited to a second video interview by email. This was competency based and bother managers were friendly and interview went well. They advised HR would let me know in a weeks time. This is where it went down hill. I never received a response for nearly two weeks so emailed for an update which I didn't get a response too. I followed up with a second email to the generic recruitment email address. I was then told I wasn't successful but got good feedback from the hiring managers. Having to chase their own recruitment for an update left a bitter taste for the company. I felt that's bad practice having candidates have to chase for an update after taking part in two interviews. I hope this was a one off and the recruiter gives candidate's feedback once available.

    Interview Questions

    • team player
      communication
      strengths and weaknesses
      technical experience   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Today is #FootballShirtFriday. So to help raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and our own local charities, the EBA and RMCH, we wore our football shirts with pride.

  • The first day of our Wellbeing Week was a great success with lots of people getting involved. We ran an engaging ‘managing stress’ workshop to try and give our people some great tools to come out on top in stressful situations, as well as a lunchtime walk and run to help get people out enjoying the sunshine that seemed to have been in hiding for the last six months! Walking and running isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, that’s why we ran dance, kickboxing and personal trainer sessions for those who liked to mix it up, and to top off a great first day, our team over in Gibraltar competed in a mini office Olympics on the terrace. We’re looking forward to seeing what the rest of the week will bring! #WellbeingWeek2018

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First Central Awards & Accolades

  • Best rebrand of a digital property - Bronze, Transform Awards, 2015
  • Highly Commended, Celent Model Insurer Awards, 2014
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