January 21, 2020 @ 15:32 by Richard Dawson
Sunderland-based Just Travel Cover has expanded its team as part of a planned growth strategy for 2020 with 10 new appointments.
The travel insurance provider, which recently celebrated 20 year in business, has added to its number at a time of year when holidaymakers most often start thinking about their summer breaks.
The business now employs 60 people in totals and offers cover to people of all ages, including those with pre-existing medical conditions.
Two of the new recruits came through a skills support programme that helps unemployed people get back into work. The recruits went on a five-day course tailored specifically to Just Travel Cover and were guaranteed an interview thereafter.
Six of the other new team members were hired as apprentices and the final two came from previous employers.
Andrew Jackson, managing director of Just Travel Cover, said: “We pride ourselves on being an employer that invests in talented people and nurtures their skills, creating opportunities for our team to progress their career with us.
“With the addition of ten new recruits – two of whom have been supported back into employment – we are creating real opportunities for people to embark on and grow a career with Just Travel Cover.
“We’re delighted to welcome them to the team, hot on the heels of the addition of two new board members to support our growth plans.
“Coupled with seasonal spikes in call volumes and growing consumer confidence, we expect 2020 to continue to be a busy year, having already got off to a strong start.”