Recruitment has now kicked off for 250 insurance claims managers, team leaders and negotiators within Tesco Underwriting, a general insurance partnership between Tesco Bank and Ageas. The roles will be based within Tesco Bank’s office at Quorum Business Park and will manage claims for Tesco Home and Car Insurance customers.

Tesco Underwriting is looking for insurance professionals across Newcastle and the north-east to fill team leader positions in household, motor and personal injury insurance, as well as personal injury and claims negotiators.  An experienced team of Operations Managers has already been appointed and will be managing the ongoing recruitment process at Quorum Business Park.

One Operations Manager at Tesco Underwriting, Deborah Hogg, says: “With nearly 25 years in insurance, I am really excited to be involved in putting together a new insurance claims team in Newcastle. Tesco Underwriting is a really great place to work and is fully committed to continuing professional development, which is supporting my part-time study for a degree in Business and Management.”

Operations Manager Susan Newcombe, adds: “I started out in insurance broking 17 years ago and quickly moved into claims.  It gets into your blood, and it was hard when my last company left Newcastle over three years ago.  Working on an outsourced basis, I always wanted to return to something more permanent.  Having the opportunity to be able to drive this new venture forward is fantastic, and I can’t wait to get the new team up and running.”

“I have over 10 years experience managing successful teams, and you cannot underestimate how important a strong team can be”, says Operations Manager, Janette Bell. “This is an exciting time to be working in the industry, and at a time with even more pressure on jobs, it is encouraging to see a new venture like this start up.  We are looking for people to deliver exceptional customer service skills, and in return will give them a career, not just a job.”  

For more information on employment opportunities in the Tesco Underwriting claims team, interested applicants should visit . Applicants interested in general insurance customer service roles can find out more about working at Tesco Bank and apply online at .