Here at LV= our brilliant people drive our continued success. So, we're wholeheartedly committed to giving people the tools and opportunities that they need to thrive. Homeworking is common within our Protection underwriting community and while the majority of the team is based in Exeter, we are able to offer people the flexibility to work from the office or at home – with excellent support. Who better to tell you what it's really like to work from home than two of our homeworking underwriters, Paula and Jill. Here, they share their stories and explain why joining LV= was such a great move for their careers.
"From the moment I walked through the doors of the Exeter office for my interview, I knew that I wanted to work for LV=. So, to say that I was pleased when I was offered the position of Senior New Business Underwriter is an understatement ... I was delighted! I joined the team in May 2014 and in the short time that I've been with LV=, I have been made to feel so welcome and truly 'part of the family'. Everything about LV= is friendly, positive and encouraging. It's great to work with people that care so much about the company, their colleagues and their work.
Being able to work from home is fantastic. Although the office is over 200 miles away, I still have a brilliant support network and a great relationship with my manager, the other homeworkers and my colleagues in the office. Every year, I spend a week in the Exeter office – I really look forward to the visits and I'm always made to feel very welcome. I can honestly say that I love working for LV=, it's been the best career decision of my 18 years in the insurance industry!"
"After checking the website daily for a position with LV= I was delighted when an underwriting opportunity came up and even more so, when I was invited for an interview. It was a day to be celebrated when I was offered a position on the underwriting team and I joined in August 2014.
Since then, I've had no doubts whatsoever that working at LV= is the best thing that has ever happened to me in my 20 year underwriting career. Within my first week, I was made to feel welcome and the induction training was structured, well-organised and friendly. I immediately felt like part of the team and part of the family.
LV= offers me the opportunity to work from home which is amazing. I spend around four weeks a year in the Exeter office and everyone, in every department, is always so friendly and pleased to see you, which makes my trips thoroughly enjoyable and something that I look forward to. I feel valued, supported, trusted and respected and that gives me the enthusiasm to give back all that I can. LV= truly is a company that I would recommend anyone to work for and others say exactly the same. I hope my career with LV= will long continue and if I can celebrate my retirement here, I will!"