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Working at Howden

What we do

Howden is a group of talented insurance experts who have the freedom to deliver for clients and the support to do what they do best. Our people are our biggest asset and our largest shareholder group, and everything that makes us unique – our culture, the quality service we offer our clients, and our continued growth- all come from this employee-owned model.

All our people, whether they hold shares or not, are driven to create a business to be proud of. That’s because we’re all united by a shared passion and no-limits mindset, which means we take out work personally. Our people have delivered groceries to elderly clients, invented whole new products to meet clients’ needs, and even invited to clients’ weddings. We’re not about cookie-cutter, off the shelf, one-size-fits-all insurance.
We do people first insurance.

This no limits approach means that we can rise to any challenge. Whatever the question, the concern, or the risk, we can get the right people in a room and find the right answer. Our collective power is also helping us to change the insurance narrative – doing right by our clients while using insurance as a tool to build resilience for individuals, businesses and communities. From pro bono work to insuring COVID-19 vaccine development to de-risking the carbon market, we’re using our skills, knowledge, and networks to make a difference and speed positive change in the world around us.

What you'll get

  • Learning & developmentExcellent onboarding and access to our e-Learning programme
  • Career progressionDevelopment schemes providing career progression opportunities
  • Career progressionCareer training such as assessment days, talent academies & upskilling
  • Health & well-beingA Healthcare Cashplan with 17 different benefits, funded by us
  • Deals & discountsDiscounted gym memberships - national and local gyms included
  • Health & well-beingFlexible benefits include critical illness cover & income protection
  • Career progressionMentor and training schemes for our future leaders and Branch Managers
  • Learning & developmentCompany funded CII professional qualification
  • Holiday & travel22 days holiday increasing to 27 days through service + bank holidays
  • Deals & discountsA rewards platform with discount at hundreds of Highstreet retailers

Who you'll work with

Our Culture

We want to make Howden the best workplace it can be

We have worked hard to build a culture that is welcoming and supportive. We hire people with the talent to succeed and the potential to grow and we help them do just that. Howden is a global business with an entrepreneurial mindset and we put our people first in everything we do. We value independent thinkers, celebrate different perspectives and experiences, and strive to make Howden a great place to work

People First

Add a culture of responsibility, respect and results to our insurance experience and expertise worldwide and you create a freedom to perform that allows people to create many different paths to success.

Own your destiny

Our people create their own destinies, and it’s no coincidence that they also make up our largest shareholder group. Our business succeeds by allowing our people to make a mark in the areas they care about most: personal development, volunteering and fundraising for charity, or creating new insurance products that address society’s greatest challenges