Are you looking for a great career, competitive rewards and a great place to work? If you are, think about joining the Friends First team.
Friends First is part of Achmea, one of Europe’s leading insurance groups. We employ over 300 staff in Ireland. We understand that when people are valued, motivated and supported, they are at their most effective.
Plain and simple: Friends First is a top-notch company to work for.Friends First Staff Survey 2015
Our staff have helped us to become one of Ireland’s leading life assurance companies. We offer a wide range of benefits and programmes to help them reach their full potential.
From our comprehensive career development programme and educational supports to our staff engagement plan, we put a strong focus on the welfare and wellbeing of all our people.
Excellent opportunities to grow and gain knowledge and skills. Fair salaries. Chance to have exam success and be rewarded for it.Friends First Staff Survey 2015
Our staff benefits and supports
As part of our commitment to our staff, we offer a range of benefits and supports including:
- Pension plan and death benefits
- Income protection
- Subsidised health insurance
- Discounted motor and household insurance
- A subsidised restaurant
- Free parking
- Educational and development support
- International assignment opportunities
- Health and wellness programme
- Employee assistance programme offering confidential advice and support
- Active Sports & Social club
- Free shuttle from Shankill DART Station
I have seen first-hand the lengths to which this company will go to support people in terms of career development and in times of need. As an employee you are valued and respected.Friends First Staff Survey 2015
Our EFQM quality & excellence award
Quality and excellence is at the core of what we do. Friends First is recognised for excellence at the 5-Star level by the European Foundation for Quality and Management (EFQM) and we were recently awarded the overall Ireland Excellence Award.
This success is dependent on the talent, creativity and innovation of our staff. Performance through people is at the heart of our organisation’s strategy to ensure participation, inclusiveness and empowerment. Developing our people is underpinned by educational support, leadership programmes, study leave, project teams, knowledge sharing groups and expert coaching.
Our quality and excellence approach supports each person in taking responsibility for continuously developing their skills to improve how we operate in providing business excellence to our customers.
It’s just a great place to work – there are loads of opportunities for you to develop your career but more than anything they care about you as a person first, and an employee second.Friends First Staff Survey 2015
Our community involvement
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme we support:
- 3 charities
- 2 schools
- 2 local community centres
- and a number of sports teams and community activities
Encouraging our staff to get involved in the community around them is good for everyone: our people, our community and our organisation.
Friends First is a really great place to work. It encourages innovation, it is welcoming and the Sports & Social Club is fantastic.Friends First Staff Survey 2015