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BGL Group Overview

Peterborough, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1992
Company - Private
Insurance Operators
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) per year
BGL Group is a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services to more than 10 million customers. The Group is organised in two divisions: Price Comparison and Insurance Distribution and Outsourcing (IDO).

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Mission: Making a difference for our customers, colleagues and communities.

Company Updates

  • We know that an effective induction can make a huge difference to the experience of starting a new role. Read about how our Learning and Talent Development team adapted our induction process to make it completely virtual so that our new colleagues still have a great welcome when they join us. #BeBGL #BeAmbitious

  • Interested in a career in software development? Applications are now open for our September 2020 intake on the Makers Apprenticeship Programme for Peterborough and London. Migle Kubiliute, Junior Software Engineer, tells us about her experience on the programme. If you're interested, or know someone who might be, find out more here: https://bit.ly/2VfdQ53 #BeBGL #apprenticeships

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BGL Group – Why Work With Us?


Our Businesses and Brands

Founded in 1992, BGL Group has grown significantly both in size and capability. From 30 people to 3,000 people, today we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services.

Price Comparison

In price comparison, comparethemarket.com is one of the UK’s largest and best loved price comparison sites, and in France LesFurets.com is disrupting the traditional French market.

Insurance Distribution & Outsourcing

Our IDO business is made up of BGL Life; award winning contact centres; our own brands Budget and Dial Direct; and our market-leading partnerships business which provides insurance through some of the UK’s most trusted brands including M&S Bank, O2, Lloyds and the Post Office.




Making a difference 

Our values influence the way we work every day: Ambitious, Authentic, Creative and United. Our clear purpose to make a difference to our customers, colleagues and communities is something we developed together and runs through the heart of our business, driving the way we operate.

Our people make BGL Group what it is today. We work hard and get results but make sure we have fun along the way. We're also currently focusing on making BGL an even better place to work by increasing our flexible working options, providing some great tech and investing in learning and development.

Fun and entertaining

We know how to have fun! Whether it's the Awards Ball, our family fun days, CSR events and activities, or simply celebrating success, we do like to make the most of working together.

We also have the Fab Draw - where colleagues win amazing prizes every month; Instants - quick 'thank yous' ranging from free lunches, drinks, or gift vouchers for top high street brands.

We work extremely hard to ensure all colleagues are motivated, engaged and most of all happy - and we measure it every year through our Pulse colleague engagement survey.

Your Wellbeing

As well as all the fun stuff, we run a great MiWellbeing programme for staff. Initiatives include subsidised osteopathy and sports massage services and individual checks on health issues such as blood pressure, cholesterol and weight, as well as free eye tests. There's also an onsite gym at our Peterborough HQ and subsidised gym memberships at other sites.
 

 
 
 
 

Making a difference

We are dedicated to supporting communities here in the UK and further afield through our corporate social responsibility programme.

Together with our employees, we strive to impact community and social development, not only within our own locations but around the world. Aligning our CSR strategy with the overall Group purpose ensures we continuously operate responsibly and create long-term positive value for society.

As a Group, our CSR strategy operates in three main areas, Partnerships, Community and Personal.

Partnerships

Our strategic partnerships are set up to encourage education, entrepreneurship and empowerment. We work with Build It Internationnal and focus on overseas communities. 

Community

We have local CSR committees at each of our locations. Made up of employees from around the business, these committees make decisions about giving to local causes. Applications are made either through other staff members or directly from our communities.

Personal

We want it to be easy for everybody to contribute to causes that mean a lot to them personally. We do this through match funding, volunteering and payroll giving.

 


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BGL Group Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BGL Group.

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    Applied online, did a numerical and verbal reasoning test, phone interview, assessment centre. The assessment centre was really insightful and showed you around the different offices to get a taste of what working there is like. Everybody was really welcoming and friendly, it was a very competitive cohort.

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BGL Group Awards & Accolades

  • Gold: Large Contact Centre of the Year, European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards, 2017
  • Best Online Life Insurance Provider, Your Money Awards, 2017
  • Editors’ Choice Award, Life Insurance International Awards, 2017
  • Webchat Team of the Year, UK National Contact Centre Awards, 2017
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