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THB Trainee Technician Roles

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THB group are currently recruiting for 5 trainee technician roles with possible apprenticeship.  The closing date is 18th June and could be an option for school leavers looking at their options post-school.

Some information below and job description is attached if you wish to print and advertise.

THB is a specialist Insurance and Reinsurance Broker based in the heart of the City of London. We are part of AmWINS, the number one wholesale broker in the US. They have a global platform and work within the London Insurance Market, providing a wide variety of insurance expertise to our clients, ranging from marine and construction, to kidnap and ransom.

A fantastic opportunity for 4 individuals to join the THB UK Risk Solutions Department as Trainee Technicians has come up. The THB UK Risk Solutions Department offers a broad choice of capacity to meet the needs of those who require motor fleet insurance. This includes exclusive wholesale access to Unicorn Underwriting – plus a range of products, specialist schemes and exclusive arrangements, as well as fleet risk management services.

About the Job

To undertake all aspects of Mid-term adjustments within the Admin Team, relative to personal experience and ability.


  • To ensure a professional and expedient level of service is maintained to support all matters pertaining to the THB UK Risk Solutions Department
  • To follow THB UK Risk Solutions and Group Best Practices
  • Assist THB UK Risk Solutions Team with relationship development

Some of the General Tasks include:

  • Driver referrals (including obtaining additional information from agent where needed)
  • Request relevant additional information required by underwriters from agents to enable them to consider requests further and vice versa
  • Issuing of cover notes and green cards as necessary
  • Scanning of documents and attaching emails on to Total Objects
  • Ensure adequate contact is kept with sub-agent and underwriters during any of the processes to finalise matters
  • To promptly convey instructions, premium and terms to underwriters
  • Issue other relevant Total Objects integrated documents to accompany debit/credit notes
  • Update MI/Statistics using Total Objects as necessary
  • Advise brokers of acceptance/refusal of cover and provide written confirmation of terms as necessary
  • Ensure replies received from underwriters where necessary and that agent informed accordingle
  • Liaising with agent and underwriters in order to resolve issues
  • Ensure that paper files are correct and in order prior to filing
  • Filing of paper files
  • Check and issue policy documents including certificates to agents
  • Close documentation i.e. proposal forms to underwriters
  • Processing of finance agreements (includes on-line renewal of existing Premium Credit finance agreements)


  • Minimum of 5 GCSE at grade C or above or equivalent, including maths and english
  • A Level grades – BBC or equivalent
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

Please note that they may consider this role for an apprenticeship.

THB is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


Introduction to USC – June 2018

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Introduction to USC
London – June 2018

for senior school students, school counselors and parents/guardians
Monday, 25th June 2018

19:00 for 19:15 BST
end-time between 20:30 and- 21:00
USC London Office
12 Bedford Square

“Introduction to USC” is an off-campus program designed to introduce all senior school students, school counselors and parents to the
US undergraduate university system, the
University of Southern California and all it has to offer.

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You will get a chance to have your questions answered about USC, Los Angeles, courses of study and some general admission points.

There will be a presentation by Priya Kapoor, the director of the USC London Office (herself an alumni and British school system graduate).

These programs also provide students and their families with an opportunity to meet current students, alumni, and other prospective students and their parents.

For more information contact Priya Kapoor on
USC London is in the ACCENT London building.
Closest tube is Tottenham Court Road on the Northern and Central line.

Science on Your Doorstep – CS Lewis: Influence From the Planets

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Thursday, 28th June 2018
7.30PM – 8.30PM
Suitable for over 14s
Free (donation welcome)

If you look up at the starry sky at night, what do you see? Small pinpricks of light, ideas, perhaps even other worlds… perhaps ‘Planet Narnia’. At least, that’s what C. S. Lewis saw. Along with his science fiction trilogy for adults, C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia were heavily influenced by planetary science, astronomy, astrology, and the natural world. Join us at Holy Trinity Church where C. S. Lewis is buried, as Robert Bates explains how Narnia reflects the complexity of space that always fascinated its author.

Reverend Dr Robert Bates is currently the Methodist Chaplain for Oxford Brookes University, based at the Harcourt Hill Campus. Before training for ministry, Robert was a primary school teacher and headteacher, and then Head of English at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln.

He has always had an interest in children’s literature and is a country boy at heart.

The event is held in Holy Trinity Church in Trinity Road, and if you wish you can visit the resting place of C. S. Lewis before or afterwards.

Science on Your Doorstep – showcasing experts who have Oxford-based careers in research, science or tech or who live or work around the Headington area.

The event is free to attend, but you are invited to make a donation towards a special fund we’re setting up to support disadvantaged schools across the region. The fund will help these schools with their travel costs, to enable them to come and enjoy the new Science Oxford Centre.

Notre Dame Admissions Reception

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On Monday, June 11, Don Bishop, director of admissions and financial aid at Notre Dame, will be giving a presentation in the afternoon at a conference in London. We are hosting a teacher, head of school, and high school counselor reception at our London Global Gateway (1 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HG, UK) from 16:00 to 18:00.  Allison Goodings, Trade Commissioner for Education from the Canadian Embassy, will also be attending and would be pleased to share with counselors her insights on attending college in Canada.

Additionally, from 18:30 to 20:00 on June 11, Don will be meeting with students, parents, and interested school administrators who would like to learn more about Notre Dame and insights about the most selective universities in America—admissions and scholarships.  Don has served as senior admissions officer at two of these universities (Cornell University-School of Hotel Administration and Notre Dame). Meetings are available from 18:30 to 20:00 to discuss Notre Dame or learn more on how students should approach the college admission process at the top 15 most selective American universities.

To attend either reception, you should e-mail

This year, we have 17 new British freshmen at Notre Dame; overall, we have over 50 undergraduates from England.

Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Schemes

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Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship schemes

Here are the 6 brilliant apprenticeship schemes you can choose from.

Fast Track scheme Scheme summary and the qualifications you’ll need
Policy As a Policy Fast Track Apprentice you’ll make recommendations based on evidence, consideration of political context and an understanding of the potential impacts. The recommendations you make will give decision makers a clearer picture of how best to deliver government priorities.

2 A levels, at grade D and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalence)

Business As a Business Fast Track Apprentice you’ll bring people together and support teams to achieve their very best. You’ll manage communications, coordinate activities and improve processes. Roles have a strong customer focus and there is a lot of variety in the tasks you’ll do.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)

Commercial As a Commercial Fast Track Apprentice you’ll support the government to deliver value for money through its numerous commercial contracts. You could be helping departments to source and purchase new I.T. systems, assisting with rail and other infrastructure projects and improving value for money through effective contract management and negotiation.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)

Digital, Data and Technology As a Digital, Data and Technology Fast Track Apprentice you’ll join existing members of the DDaT profession to expand and improve the government’s delivery of digital services. You could be working on anything from website development, data gathering and interpretation, to coding and network engineering.

2 A levels, at grade C and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)

Finance As a Finance Fast Track Apprentice you’ll work with Finance professionals to contribute to the strong financial management of government. You’ll be working to deliver good value for money to the taxpayer. You could be producing management reports, compiling finance instructions for budgets, supplying financial guidance, and helping to control costs.

5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)

Project delivery As a Project Delivery Fast Track Apprentice you’ll work alongside experienced Project Delivery professionals, learning on the job. You’ll work across a range of roles building skills in project reporting, project risk and project finance.

2 A levels, at grade D and above, and 5 GCSEs, at grade C and above, or the new grade 4 and above, including English Language and Maths, (or equivalent)

Cambridge Admissions Testing – Free BMAT Webinar

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Our BMAT experts will be sharing their top tips and advice, so you know how best to prepare and what to expect on the day of the test. The webinar will cover:

  • the format of the test
  • how to approach the questions section by section
  • how to make the most of our free support materials.

There will also be the chance to ask any questions you may have.

Free BMAT webinar 2018

Tuesday 17 July at 17.00 (UK time)

Register for the BMAT webinar

Natural History Museum – Visiteering and Work Experience Opportunities

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If you are short of time but still keen to contribute to the Museum’s work, our new Visiteering scheme might be for you. We also offer placements for school students.

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Are you only in London for a short period? Or do you work or study full time but would like to help make a difference to our collections alongside our experts? Our one-day Visiteering opportunities will give you a genuine collections-based experience and support the Museum’s work.

You will be set a challenge relating to the collections. The task will be easily understood and no experience is necessary, but the value of your contribution will be priceless. To take part you need to be aged 16 or over and available on a set date.

Find out more, including the next available dates, and sign up via our expression of interest form.

Opportunities for companies

Interested in corporate group volunteering? Contact our Development team.

Work experience

Are you in Year 10 and aged up to 18 years old? Do you want to pursue a career in science, history or museum work?

Spend one or two weeks away from the classroom learning about a specific job or area of museum work. You could help re-box and photograph a collection, make unit trays for specimens, re-pin insects, or repair and conserve gallery displays.

Work experience placements are typically offered during holiday periods only. We regret that placements are limited and heavily oversubscribed and we cannot involve all students who meet our criteria.

  • February half-term placements are advertised in November.
  • Easter holiday placements are advertised in February.
  • Summer half-term placements are advertised in March/April.
  • Summer holiday placements are advertised in April/May.
  • October half-term placements are advertised in August.
  • Christmas and New Year holiday placements are advertised in November.


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