The programme includes three to six month internships, work experience and a two-year graduate course

Davies Group has launched a new training and graduate programme with Staffordshire University to promote career opportunities in the claims industry.

As the programme is rolled out over the next few months, students from Staffordshire University can join Davies on a three to six month internship or on a work experience basis.

They will work with Davies management on specific projects within the claims, HR, IT and finance divisions.

Davies and Staffordshire University are also launching a two-year graduate training programme, with the first intake starting work in September 2015. 

The students will study for professional qualifications, and spend time working across the UK and Ireland.

Davies Group chief executive Dan Saulter said, “Our partnership with Staffordshire University signals our commitment to promoting professionalism in the claims industry, which is at the heart of our strategy. 

“The partnership also creates an environment for the continuing professional development for our own staff and is central to our drive to attract, develop and retain the very best talent.

“We are also delighted to partner with a university close to our Stoke operation, where we already employ more than 200 people, and are committed to supporting the growth of employment and skills for young people in the local and regional area.”

Students will start internships and work experience before the end of the year.  Davies will also begin interviews for its graduate programme in February 2015.