Autonet Insurance Services, the online-focused broker specialising in van and car insurance, has announced its plan to open more than 260 new jobs at its headquarters to continue business growth.
The Burslem-based insurer has vowed to increase its staff over the next 12 months, according to a report by the Stoke Sentinel.
Most of the new positions that will be opened are in the customer service and sales departments and they will all be offered on a permanent basis, the report said.
Autonet had already invited potential new employees to an open day at the company headquarters last Saturday, the report added.
“Autonet is a growing business, it is one of the fastest growing businesses in the area and we need more staff to support that,” the Stoke Sentinel
quoted public relations and marketing executive Donna Sturge as saying.
“We are looking for people who want a career. Some people think of call centres as a bit of a stop gap job before moving on to other things, but there are a lot of progression opportunities within Autonet,” she said.
Sturge also told the Stoke Sentinel:
“Our staff get the chance to work their way through the business and earn qualifications, we also offer a lot of staff incentives.”
The planned workforce expansion was announced just weeks after Autonet was acquired by Towergate owner HPS Investment Partners.
In late September, Autonet said it agreed a majority sale to an investment vehicle established by HPS.
Autonet managing director Ian Donaldson said that the sale to HPS “gives us long term backing for our next phase of growth and is a great opportunity for the business and our staff.”
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