About the Company:
CIF Pension Administration Services DAC, trading as CPAS, is a not-for-profit organisation, providing pension administration services to the Construction and related Industries. Our focus is to help our members prepare for a better future in their retirement. With a dedicated, experienced and professional team, CPAS ensures best practice in key areas of pension scheme management and provides a comprehensive service to Trustees, Employers and Members.
We are driven to serve our employees too. As a member of our 50 strong team, you will be empowered to develop new skills in a diverse and engaging environment. The role will be based in our newly refurbished offices in Clonskeagh and there will be opportunities to complete work rotations across front and middle-office functions, throughout the apprenticeship.
About the Apprentice Programme
The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” degree programme that combines on-the-job training with academic study. You will earn a salary while studying for your degree and your degree training will be fully government-funded.
Developed by the Insurance Institute of Ireland in association with the LIA, the apprenticeship is a three-year degree programme leading to a BA (Hons) in Insurance Practice. The programme also incorporates the Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) accreditation and is awarded by the Institute of Technology, Sligo.
We are looking for an ambitious and talented individual who has the potential to develop into a high performing pensions professional. The opportunity is a three-year fixed-term contract, which provides exposure to all aspects of our business, allowing you to develop strong technical expertise in pensions, insurance and financial services. Typically, you will work four days and dedicate the fifth to study, through distance learning.
The Apprenticeship will ideally appeal to school leavers, graduates and career changers.
Our programme will provide a number of rotations to facilitate a broad and in-depth pensions learning experience across the Company.
You must be able to:
- Manage administration workloads to meet service level agreements in a busy, fast-paced environments
- Build strong working relationships within and across teams
- Challenge our systems and processes and find better, more effective ways of doing things
- Competitive salary
- Contributory Pension Scheme
- 23 days annual leave
- Full study support package, including laptop and study leave
- Car parking
Minimum Entry Level Requirements
- Be 18 years or older
- Between 18 and 23 years - a minimum of 140 leaving cert points – leaving cert subjects must include a pass in Maths and English or Irish; a pass in a business subject would be desirable
- If over 23 years, there are no minimum educational requirements
- Fluent verbal and written English language skills
Interested applicants should ask themselves the following key questions before applying
- Do I meet the minimum entry-level requirements?
- Can I commit to a three-year contract of apprenticeship?
- Do I have the self-motivation and time management skills to study at Honours Degree level AND work in a busy, full-time role?
- Can I contribute the annual registration fee to the cost of the programme, for three years?
Application Process and Timeframes
If you meet the minimum entry-level requirements:
- Letter of Application outlining suitability for the programme, along with an up-to-date CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will not be considered if the Letter of Application is not included
- Employer start date: Immediate
- Key college dates: must be available to attend Registration/Induction Day on 10th September 2021 and commence Semester 1 of the programme on 20th September 2021.