LV= have a proud heritage, with over 170 years of experience. They’re one of the largest personal lines insurance within the UK, with more than 5.5 million customers. They've also partnered with and taken on other businesses, which has meant their numbers continue to grow at a steady pace.
The growth of the company is not just seen through staff numbers though. LV= strive to develop and grow when it comes to their policies, ensuring that their customers are always at the heart of all they do. LV= are driven by always doing the right thing, which is not necessarily the easiest thing.
LV= offer their services directly to consumers, as well as through third party intermediaries and brokers, providing customers with the very best life and pension solutions. They also offer a wide range of general insurance products, from car and travel, to pets and homes. They aim to make important financial decisions straightforward and easy to follow - while life is often complicated, LV= believe that insurance doesn’t need to be. Their policies can certainly be seen to be effective - in 2019, LV= were presented with the Which? award for ‘Insurance Provider of the Year’, which was based on the results of multiple product tests and feedback from customers.
LV= employ around 3,500 people in total, over multiple locations. Their primary locations include Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Leeds and London. Within Bournemouth, there are actually two head offices, with the larger one being just outside Poole.
They believe that their people are the core to their business and they aim to build an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone can be supported, respected and feel comfortable. There are always opportunities for progression, and the company has various success stories of those who have built their way up from entry level positions to managerial ones.
If you have a positive attitude, and want to make a difference, LV= would be a great place to work. You can often see the impact your daily tasks makes on customers, which is incredibly inspiring, and creates a positive environment in which to work.
LV= offer a range of benefits for their staff, including discounted insurance, retirement schemes, a generous holiday allowance, and discounts for other businesses. They also provide employees with fun days in and out of the office, and flexible shift patterns.
Testimonials on their website show that numerous employees would recommend working for LV=, and advise that it has a great culture, with wonderful people to work with. Having a diverse workforce is also mentioned - this generates a variety of opinions and views, and is seen as an asset to the business, as it results in more considered and well-rounded decisions. Employees also state that the business really does care about their workforce, recognising the hard work that makes up the day. The management team are always happy to listen to any ideas for progression and improvements too, as there is a complete open-door policy within the business.