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Our commitment to you

Training, development and career pathways

Woodgate & Clark are a service provider, so our people are our biggest asset.

Technology and processes can be copied but people and culture are unique. Our philosophy is built around employing the best people and supporting them to provide our clients with the highest standards of service excellence and customer care. Our aim is to have the right people, with the right experience, to deal with the right claim as this ensures the best possible outcome across the board.

Our ambition is to cultivate a culture that encourages innovation, curiosity and learning, and so our focus on developing our people continues to grow. This is why we are convinced that the level of training we offer – coupled with the variety of work that we do – is one of the main attractions for high calibre candidates joining Woodgate & Clark.

Recruitment

We recruit both experienced, chartered adjusters and a few carefully selected junior profiles to fuel our succession pipeline. These junior profiles are teamed up with an experienced mentor and supported through their professional qualifications to gradually equip them with the skills required to become competent adjusters in their own right and eventually to become our major loss adjusters of tomorrow.

Career pathways

Are you serious about a career in loss adjusting? If so, you should be joining Woodgate & Clark.

We offer a variety of different career pathways built around your strengths and skills to develop your talent in a carefully controlled way and help you to achieve your career goals. We can offer an apprenticeship, technical or specialist route – whichever most suits your skills, experience and aspirations.

All career pathways are based around the principles of support and mentoring, and we will carefully monitor and supervise your progress so that you feel confident at each stage of your journey.

Training and development

Our approach to training and development is one that is tailored to the experience of the individual. A mix of on-the-job training, with our less experienced adjusters supported by a dedicated mentor via our Mentor Programme, and structured classroom sessions to expand technical knowledge. This is further supported by feedback mechanisms via our approval and audit processes.

Mentoring

Mentoring is the most important element of our development programme. We have specialist mentors whose sole role in the business is to help guide and assist ambitious young professionals realise their full potential, ensuring the consistency of quality and the sustainability of our business going forward.

Qualifications

We put a strong focus on professional qualifications and actively encourage and support professional development through sponsorship, workshops to help prepare for exams and the provision of study days. We are proud to have one of the highest ratios of qualified adjusters in the industry, something that we wish to maintain.

CILA

Woodgate & Clark proactively support our industry body, the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA), with two of our management team holding positions on their Education Committee. We participate fully to ensure the sustainability of the loss adjusting profession in general, including the promotion of the apprenticeship route as a means of entry into the profession.