Welcome to our great place to work section, where you will find everything you need to know about who we are, what we do and what exciting career opportunities we offer.
In Cornmarket we believe our staff are the key to our success so we are always looking for talented, professional people. As a company we continue to grow by listening to what our customers have to say and by listening to our staff about how to satisfy those needs.
Our continuing success is built upon attracting and retaining highly motivated and skilled people. We believe strongly in recognising and rewarding individuals who deliver and exceed their performance objectives. On top of a competitive salary, we offer bonuses, a pension, salary protection arrangement and many other rewards that come with working with a successful financial services group.
We are committed to your continuous learning and development. We offer a wide variety of training programmes designed to meet your formal training and development requirements.
We know that a list of technical requirements is only part of the job. Our recruitment process aims to find candidates who are enthusiastic, motivated and focused. Finally, we need individuals who are willing to put the customer at the heart of what they do!
In Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. we respect and value the different perspectives and opportunities that a diverse workforce provides. Our principles and values reflect our commitment to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to non-job-related factors such as:
- Marital status
- Family Status
- Sexual orientation
- Religious Belief
- Membership of the Traveller Community.
We seek to ensure that all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer and social and recreational programmes, apply these policies and values.
Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd. has been providing specialist financial advice & preferential deals to Public Sector employees for over 40 years. Founded in 1972, Cornmarket is now one of Ireland’s largest investment and insurance brokers and we employ 340 staff nationwide, with customer support offices in Dublin and Belfast.
We are delighted to partner with the Insurance Institute of Ireland (III) and the Life Insurance Association of Ireland (LIA) to recruit two apprentices to our General Insurance and Health Insurance and Life & Pensions teams.
The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship, in partnership with IT Sligo is the first apprenticeship in Ireland that allows you to gain a Level 8 BA Honours Degree in Insurance Practice within 3 years as part of the ‘learn & earn’ model.
As a Cornmarket Apprentice, you will gain valuable insurance industry experience, become either a Chartered Insurance Practitioner (CIP) via the General & Health Insurance stream or a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) via the Life & Pensions stream as well as gaining a Level 8 BA Honours Degree as part of the ‘learn & earn’ model in partnership with IT Sligo. You can do all this whilst earning a full time salary with study leave to support your studies.
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Financial Sales Consultant
This position is for ambitious candidates who have the ability and willingness to work in a highly sophisticated sales environment. You must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on your own initiative while consistently meeting targets.
Full training is provided as you will start with an 8-week intensive training programme which provides a full insight into the Public Sector market. Full QFA status or progression towards QFA qualification is desirable. However, full educational support will be provided for approved courses such as QFA. Cornmarket are committed to ensuring all employees fulfil their minimum competency requirements (MCR) as laid down by the Financial Regulator.
Duties of the Role:
- Regularly visit public sector workplaces in your area and present to all clients updating them on changes to public sector entitlements.
- You will then make individual appointments with each client to explain to them in detail how these entitlements affect them directly.
- Undergo a full financial review with clients using the Company’s tailor made software developed specifically for the public sector.
- Service existing clients in the Financial Advisor's area, review their existing policies and make recommendations based on any change in circumstance.
- Write new business on behalf of the Company in the market in which they currently operate
- Develop sales of life products throughout the Financial Advisor's area.
- Previous selling experience and a proven track record in achieving target
- Strong Analytical Thinking, with ability to problem solve
- Target achievement on inbound and outbound calls
- Ability to work on own initiative or part of a team.
Other Significant Requirements for the role
- Excellent communication skills
- Can-Do Will Do attitude with a relentless focus on customer
- Strong Analytical Thinking, with ability to problem solve
- Target Driven Individual.
Application Process: If you are interested in hearing more about the role or wish to apply, please complete the application form here.
Training and Development
Our ability to deliver top quality products and services to customers depends on the quality and skills of our staff. We are therefore committed to providing extensive training and development opportunities for our staff to equip them with the skills to operate professionally and efficiently wherever they work in the company.
All new staff on joining the group are offered an induction programme to help them get to know the business, find their way around the organisation and understand where they, and their role, fits in the wider organisation.
Training for specific tasks and acquiring skills and competencies is a continuous process. This is done through a combination of on-the-job experience, formal training courses (both internal and external) and involvement in project work.
Staff are encouraged to pursue further studies relevant to their career in financial services. Course and exam fees for recognised qualifications are paid for and study assistance is provided.
Working in Cornmarket
What our staff have to say
"I came from the IT sector after being referred in by a friend who was working in Cornmarket. Although I had little experience in the area, I felt with the structures, training and support Cornmarket had in place I could make my career as successful as I wanted it to be. Since joining, there have been numerous challenges in the industry in which Cornmarket operate, but the biggest asset Cornmarket has is the ability to change and innovate in response to these challenges. This is done by facing them head on and encouraging and rewarding all staff so we are all pulling in the same direction. The thing I like best about working in Cornmarket is every day is different to the last with opportunities to learn, develop and prove myself.
Mark Mackin (Assistant Manager, Cornmarket).
"I came from a Strategic Management background after completing a Masters in the subject in D.I.T. I realised early on that Cornmarket was a great company for me to further develop my skills in a practical working environment. It is a place where staff are encouraged to learn and develop through the company as employees are rewarded for their efforts. I feel the working environment here encourages me to continuously strive for excellence. Cornmarket embodies a company in which customer service is the highest priority which was a factor for me when applying for the role as my working background in retail was customer service focused. There is a great work/life balance here which can be seen by the many social events held throughout the year organised by the Sports and Social committee. I feel my work in the past two years is recognised and contributes to the company which gives me a great sense of pride within my role. I look forward to the future here in Cornmarket and am excited to see how my role can develop further."
Kate O’Donoghue (Customer Contact Team, Cornmarket)
"Cornmarket is a good place to work. In fact, I actually left once and came back a year later! People here are helpful and the general atmosphere is friendly and informal. It’s a big enough company, but I’ve always found that colleagues at all levels are approachable and within reach. I’ve been lucky enough to have held a number of different roles within Cornmarket since I joined in 2002. I worked as a customer service agent, a team leader and an assistant manager in the Personal Insurance department, and then in 2010 I joined the Operations team as a project manager. I have found that working here you very much get back what you put forward. Effort is recognised and rewarded accordingly, furthering education is very much encouraged and supported, and in my experience, opportunities for career progression are there for those who want them!"
Renee McCann (Project Manager, Cornmarket)