We are a people centric business and we believe that the more we invest in our people; the quality and efficiency of our products; and the service that we provide to our customers, the more successful we will be, as we believe that profit is a natural outcome of building an outstanding business filled with highly skilled people. We understand that the options now available when you leave college is a minefield of information and choices, including new fantastic opportunities that have never been available before! We are a forward thinking company, focusing on long-term sustainability and we believe that our apprentices are the way to drive our progression and shape the future of our organisation.
We work in a culture that rewards hard work, ensuring that what you put in is what you get out, so the responsibility lies with you. A Degree Apprenticeship is a fantastic blend of degree level learning where school leavers can continue education and start a career at the same time! Our impressive business apprenticeship programme offers: A full university degree A full time role with First Response (A UK's Top 10 Employer) A competitive salary No student debt A real role with challenging work Robust mentoring scheme, designed to support you in your time here at First Response.
We are an award-winning UK finance company with offices in Nottingham, Leigh and Glasgow. Our primary product is Hire Purchase for motor vehicles, including; used cars, motorbikes and vans, however, we also offer Personal Loans to existing customers. Our philosophy, 'People, Service, Profit', is at the core of everything we do.
We believe everything starts with our own people. Our recruitment process is amongst the most comprehensive in the industry to ensure we are selecting people with values similar to our own. We invest heavily in training and have constant ongoing development so that our employees are skilled and well-equipped to service our customers in the best way they can.
We see profit as an outcome of providing excellent products and services as, if we do these things well, profit will take care of itself. As a business we reinvest our profits back into the business. Our training programmes, development schemes and system upgrades are constantly being refined to ensure smooth and efficient success. Reinvesting profits completes the cycle of our philosophy and compliments our continual learning and improvement culture.
At First Response Finance we use a "systems thinking" methodology which means everyone within the business is engaged with the decisions we make - every view counts. Our approach is designed to make our service and customer experience the best it can be.
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Team Player - Employees need to have an innate desire to work effectively as a team in order to develop their understandings and knowledge.rnrnThe environment at First Response Finance is one where people understand that everyone has strengths and weaknesses and the best results arise from working in harmony.rnrn Winning Attitude - A winning attitude is one that understands being good at what you do is a continual journey of making mistakes, learning from them and improving. It is about taking risks and pushing personal boundaries and mental barriers. We provide an extremely positive and trust-based environment where mistakes and setbacks are celebrated as learning opportunities and not condemned. Customer Driven - We strive to only ever deliver a service (to both our dealers and our end customer) that we would wish to receive ourselves. Open and Honest - We ask all employees to engage in a feedback culture which allows specific activities to be recognised on the spot.rnrnThe role of the First Response Finance management is to build and develop confidence in each individual.rnrnWe want our people to be comfortable and confident with their manager, their team and their environment so that they are able to question themselves, processes and the status quo.rnrnWe hire people who can reflect positively on their own performance and contribution and actively seek feedback on how to be the best they can be.