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Swinton Insurance Overview

Manchester, England
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Swinton have been helping people find insurance for over 50 years.
We offer a wide range of insurance products; from car to home, bike to van, commercial to taxi insurance, plus services like breakdown cover.
With a friendly face in over 350 branches ... Read more

Company Updates

  • At the end of August one of the biggest annual events in Manchester takes place – Pride! Part of our way of supporting our Manchester community this year, we will be sponsoring and taking part in the Manchester Pride parade.

  • The results are in… Auto Express have announced their top 25 car insurers and we are absolutely delighted to announce we are now ranked 2nd in the country.

    Best car insurance companies 2016

    If you own and drive a vehicle, you need motor insurance; it really is that simple. Yet even though many of us spend hours researching the very best model to suit our needs, few put the same time into finding the right cover.

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Swinton Insurance – Why Work For Us?


About Swinton Insurance

We’ve been helping people to find insurance for over 50 years, from car to home, bike to van, commercial to taxi insurance, plus services like breakdown cover.

With a friendly face in over 350 branches, it’s no wonder we serve over 2m people, handle over 4m policies and employ over 5,000 dedicated people.

That was then

Our Swinton Insurance story began in 1957, when Ken Scowcroft sold his first car insurance policy for just five pounds. Back then, you bought motor insurance when people came direct to your door, but Ken had a better idea.

By comparing prices from lots of insurance companies, Ken could retain the personal touch and pass on the savings to his customers. In his first year, he sold over 100 policies. And with that, Swinton Insurance was born.

In 1964 he opened his first high street branch and by 1987, Swinton Insurance was a household name, with 220 branches nationwide.

This is now

Throughout the years, we’ve always been committed to working hard for our customers, taking the time to listen and going the extra mile. This honest personal approach, inherited from Ken, is still the cornerstone of our business. And we look for the same qualities in the individuals and companies we work with.

With millions of people trusting us to help protect the things that matter to them, we recognise that it’s our people and their dedication to our customers that set us apart. Which is why they’re rewarded for the difference they make to our business.



Rewards & Benefits

Here’s to you. Just to say thank you.

For every amazing piece of work we do, there’s a Swinton person behind it. Without each and every one of them, we wouldn’t have a business at all! So, to say thank you, not only will we help to develop you in your role, we’ll invest in a whole range of training and development opportunities throughout your whole career.

Plus, when you start your career with us, you’ll be rewarded with a great benefits package too, which includes:

  • 25 days’ holiday, going up to 26 after one year’s service (excluding bank holidays)
  • The chance to take part in our annual bonus scheme
  • We’ll donate 50p for every £1 you donate to charity (via payroll giving)
  • Celebrations for 5, 10, 25 and 40 years’ service
  • Additional paid leave to help local charities or communities
  • Tenancy deposit loans, which will be taken from your salary over a 12 month period


Here’s to being the voice on the other end

Fast paced. Exciting. Filled head to toe with amazing people. That’s what you can expect from a Swinton Insurance contact centre. Whichever one you become a part of. And you really will be a big part of it.

It’s an ever-changing environment where you’ll have the opportunity to challenge the norm and put your own ideas forward. Everyone’s friendly and supportive and will encourage you to just, well, be you. It really is a family.

So wave goodbye to any preconceptions you have of a contact centre. It’s much, much more than that. Just ask the people who are building a career with us as we speak.


Here’s to being at the heart of the action

Set in Manchester city centre, our support services are where everything else we do is made possible. This is the heartbeat of Swinton Insurance. And with that comes lots of opportunities to learn more, progress further and make a genuine impact.

We’re not here just to offer support. And we certainly don’t see ourselves as being ‘behind the scenes’. Whether it’s Marketing or Finance, HR or Risk, every decision made, action taken, and person involved, makes a real difference to each one of our customers.

We love what we do, and we think you will too.


Here’s to your career on the frontline.

Here’s to our network of branches that serve communities north, east, south and west. The place people come when they’ve a question to ask or a product to explore. It calls for a whole host of people across a whole host of careers. Whether you’re fresh out of uni or an experienced manager, we’ve got the job for you.

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    Very open honest and inclusive culture. Fantastic communication right from the top with clear consistent messages very customer and colleague focused. True engagement from interview stage continuing whilst now undertaking the role. Its great to be able to share views an opinions with Senior Leadership and feel like they are considered and valued. Very refreshing :-)


    No cons found so far.

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    Keep up the great work.

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Swinton Insurance Photos

Swinton Insurance photo of: Swinton employees have had a fantastic week raising money & awareness with our very own Boobette Alexandra Jones & Coppafeel !
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Swinton Insurance photo of: Really pleased that TFGM are in house today at our travel event looking at improving our employees commute !
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Swinton Insurance Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Customer Services Interview

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    Negative Experience


    I applied online. I interviewed at Swinton Insurance in March 2017.


    Great start. Ice breakers? Work as a pair on Swinton insurance vales and expand.
    Interview following by role play...
    Slightly ambiguous on part of the role play...bit of a catch out.
    Not got an offer of a job but annoyed that after nearly 2 weeks of promised feedback via phone call from HR still nothing. I've rung 4 times and now sent an email asking for it
    Only reason why I'm giving a negative experience is the amount of time phoning for a promise of feedback as I have a learning issue of which they were told about

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