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WP O’Reilly & Associates - Meath

WP O'Reilly & Associates

Berkeley House, Ballybin Rd, Ashbourne Industrial Estate, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Apply to: sinead@wporeilly.ie

About the Company:

At W P O’Reilly & Associates Ltd, we have been helping our customers look after their Pension, Investment/Savings, Protection and Mortgage needs for over 35 years.


About the Apprentice programme:

We are looking for an ambitious and talented individual who shows the potential to develop into a high performing business professional. This opportunity is a three-year fixed term contract apprentice scheme that provides exposure to all aspects of our business, allowing you to develop your technical expertise as well as professional skills.

While on the programme, in addition to gaining on the job insurance experience, you will complete the insurance industry professional qualifications APA and QFA as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Insurance Practice (Apprenticeship) which is Level 8 on the NFQ awarded by Atlantic Technological University (IT Sligo).

When you join W P O’Reilly, you will receive a tailored induction and will be assigned a business supervisor and mentor to provide support throughout the scheme.

We will work with you to enable you to reach your development goals and aspirations for your career at W P O’Reilly. In return, we expect you to bring the commitment and drive to add significant value to the company.


About the Job Role:

As an apprentice you will gain in-depth knowledge of the insurance market in order to administer new business and existing clients’ policies.  You will learn how to be an effective communicator between our clients and insurance companies. 

Responsibilities of Insurance Administrator

  • Assisting our Financial Consultants and Directors with new and existing business administration
  • Liaising with Insurance companies/Providers and relevant business contacts
  • Handling client queries over the phone and face to face.
  • Compiling Client Reports and Policy Schedules
  • Database administration
  • General office duties, including answering the telephone, welcoming visitors, typing, administering post (both incoming and outgoing).


About You:

You must be;

  • Focused, diligent & be committed to work and studying for a level 8 education programme at the same time
  • Able to communicate effectively (in both written and verbal form)
  • Willing to be part of a team
  • Committing to the customer
  • Take ownership & accountability for own actions and responsibilities
  • Have attention to detail and time management
  • Have the ability to manage own work load
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Aptitude to make real time decisions based on changing information
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Problem solving abilities


Benefits of Working in W P O’Reilly & Associates Ltd:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Discounted insurance products
  • Education and development support
  • Free parking
  • Convenient location


Minimum Entry Level Requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Mature students – if over 23 years there are no minimum educational requirements -  documented interview required
  • FETAC Level 5 qualification holders*
  • Between 18 and under 23 years – Leaving certificate, minimum of 160 points to include two honours in higher level paper and passes in Maths and English/Irish with specific requirements on grades/levels*

*More information can be viewed on the III website https://www.earnandlearn.ie/


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 a BA (Hons) level and work at the same time?
  • Can I be diligent and committed to all aspects of work, training and education?
  • Do I have the ability to communicate effectively both with customers and in a team?
  • Can I take ownership and accountability for my own actions and responsibilities?
  • Can I contribute €600 annually for three years (reduced student registration charge)?


Application Process and Timeframes:

  • Application submission with CV to: sinead@wporeilly.ie
  • Application submission please submit by: 15th June 2022
  • Planned start date (indicate a range): July/August 2022