ARAG wins Employer Award

10 June 2015

ARAG Employer Award 2015ARAG has won the Employer Award at this year’s Adult Learners’ Week Festival of Learning, South West Region.  The judges applauded the way in which ARAG embeds learning into its everyday work, with a real focus on personal growth contributing to the ‘bottom line’ rather than adversely affecting it.  Praise was levelled at ARAG’s use of innovative and creative learning techniques whilst also ensuring that any approach is tailored to the specific learning needs of the individual.  The outcome according to the judges; a happier, more fulfilled and motivated workforce.  

Michelle Blakeley, Accounting Technician, who accepted the award on the company’s behalf told the assembled guests at Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier: “Continuing my studies and being supported by my employer has given me great opportunities.  It has increased my confidence and given me the ability to tackle more tasks which I would have been hesitant to do in the past. I have also developed my technical skills, which has given me an added advantage within my job role and better prospects to further my career.  ARAG is a great employer.”

Allegedly, the Chair of the regional selection panel, who reportedly worked within the insurance industry in a previous life, was amazed at how the ARAG nomination stood out and made an insurance provider seem exciting!

In recent years, ARAG has wholly funded colleagues’ learning across a variety of professional courses including: ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management, Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII), and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The company also regularly invites business partners to talk about new concepts and developments in their fields for the benefit of our colleagues and overall collaboration.

Since adopting it’s pro-learning and development ethos, ARAG has achieved notable success picking up various other accolades including back-to-back victories of the Personal Injury Awards Insurance Provider of the Year as well as being named at the Underwriting Services Awards, as both Legal Expenses Team of the year and overall Underwriting Team of the Year.


For more information please contact :

Ian Screen HR, Facilities & Projects Manager
0117 917 1566 /

Rachael Wornes Marketing Manager at ARAG
0117 917 1578 /

Notes to Editors
ARAG plc is part of the ARAG Group, the largest family-owned enterprise in the German insurance industry, employing 3,600 people internationally, generating premium income in excess of €1.5 billion.
Combining the best of Assistance and ‘Before’ and ‘After’ the Event solutions, ARAG plc has developed a comprehensive suite of insurance products and services for a wide range of legal issues for businesses and private individuals.

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