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M&DH Academy

About Us

M&DH are proud to announce the launch of the M&DH Academy from the 1st October 2015. We are a growth orientated company, enacting a remarkable level of development across every department within the company, from sales to admin and IT. We are committed to meeting the ever growing needs of every department, and to utilising exposure to every facet of company work as a training ground for progression and development.

You may begin your career at M&DH in our dedicated Sales Support team, but the fluidity and flexibility of the M&DH Academy ensures that should you show the competence, drive and commitment to a career at M&DH, then there is no obstacle to movement to the Sales Support and Renewals teams, and ultimately to your graduation as a qualified specialist construction insurance consultant.

Education and Knowledge development is at the heart of this new initiative, and M&DH are happy to announce that they will sponsor every Academy participant through the Certification in Insurance provided by The Chartered Insurance Institute.

The birth of the M&DH Academy originated in the wake of a number of success stories that have seen recent graduates progress rapidly through the company hierarchy into senior and managerial roles. M&DH understands the benefit of developing ambitious and motivated people and it is our hope that the M&DH Academy will produce the future leaders of the company.

Academy Profile

Deighton Masters Cert CII

In July 2018 I joined M&DH as an Academy Trainee, prior to this I had been working for a large energy supplier dealing with both Residential and Business customers. I was given the opportunity to join the M&DH Academy, which I believed to be more beneficial for my career as It had been explained that I can progress and develop my professional career with the recourses M&DH have. Within the Academy Trainee Programme, I am hoping to learn more about the insurance sector whilst developing upon my professional career.

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Naomi Whiteley Cert CII

In November 2016 I took a job as an Academy Trainee, previous to this I worked for a hotel in the sales team, as I’m sure you can imagine a little different to insurance, but I was looking for something new and challenging. After hearing such good things about M&DH as a company I contacted M&DH who then interviewed me for the position. After my interview I realised that there was a great working atmosphere here and was sure this is where I wanted to develop upon my professional career, I was then offered the Academy Trainee position where I learnt about the business through experiencing the different departments and progressing on a fast track programme, I am now Cert CII qualified and head up the Sales Support team!

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Charlotte Edwards Cert CII

In October 2017 I decided to take the leap into a new role from the hospitality industry. I know Naomi and how successful she has been at M&DH in such a short space of time and thought this would be a great opportunity for me. After my interview I knew this was a place I would love to work and thrive in. I can see myself having a bright future here, with the path I am on there is no failing.

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Daniel Lewis Cert CII

After leaving full time football and with no previous experience of full-time work M&DH offered me the chance to join their academy programme in October 2017. I am now Cert II qualified and graduated from the academy all made possible through the opportunities M&DH have given me. I am looking forward to seeing my future development and progression which without M&DH would not have been possible.

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Morgan Braud Cert CII

After hearing about the M&DH Academy, in that moment I decided that I wanted to have a change in careers and took the opportunity to apply for something that I thought was far out of my reach. I was soon interviewed, shown around and immediately decided that this was where I could flourish in a professional environment. The Academy Training scheme offers me the opportunity to gain the knowledge of the insurance business, become credited with the Cert CII Qualification and develop as an individual in a fast-paced industry.

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Alex Anderson Cert CII

In September 2019 I joined the M&DH Academy as a trainee. After leaving Towergate Insurance I decided it was time to focus on studying my cert CII, whilst still being able to progress my career in insurance. M&DH offered me this opportunity. With providing me support towards my cert CII qualifications and being able to work for a company where your hard work makes you more than just a cog in the wheel is an offer too good to refuse. Working for M&DH has kept me busy and there is a fantastic working environment here. I am excited to continue to expand my knowledge within insurance and further my career here.

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Charlotte Jackson-Smith Cert CII

In July 2020 I was given the opportunity to join M&DH as a graduate academy trainee. Prior to this I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Criminology degree. Stepping away from this I was keen to learn new skills and develop my knowledge whilst working to gain further qualifications. Having no previous experience of the insurance sector, the academy has allowed me to learn about the business through shadowing different members of the team in each department, whilst working to become credited with the Cert CII Qualification to gain the knowledge required. I am looking forward to my future development and to embark upon a fulfilling career with M&DH where the opportunities offered for progression are exceptional.

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Harry Gray Cert CII

In October 2020 I joined M&DH as an Academy trainee, Prior to this I had no insurance background and come from the construction industry as an electrician, As you can imagine it’s very different to insurance but I wanted to do something more challenging and rewarding. I have many ambitions in the M&DH academy the main being to progress into the sales team and even maybe become a senior salesman. After my interview I realised this was the place I wanted to gain my insurance knowledge and progress in my career.

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Alex Horn Cert CII

Before deciding to be part of the M&DH academy I was working at a trade merchant. I had been searching for the perfect career that best suited me. After trying various construction roles and even a job in teaching primary school children, I came across a role being advertised for M&DH insurance academy. After doing some research I realised how appealing this job role was and was lucky enough to become part of it! I want to go as far as I can and push myself to the max. Whatever role that leads me to, I’m happy! In line with my ambitions I would like to be a part of the sales team eventually, as I said whatever route that takes me on to get there, I’m pleased to be on the rewarding journey.

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Liam Phillips Cert CII

I recently graduated from Bournemouth university, gaining a degree in sport psychology. After choosing law modules in my final year, I found that I enjoyed this more than the coaching side, and so chose to pursue a career in a more professional environment. I found that a career in Insurance allowed me to use knowledge I gained in my law modules, and M&DH was the perfect place to progress and learn the Insurance industry in more detail.

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Tara Gudgin Cert CII

I have a long background working in hospitality since leaving school. During this time I learnt many skills in communication and built confidence in serving clients. I also graduated from the University of Bath with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Since then I have desired to change career, and now I aim to establish myself well within the successful company by gaining a vast amount of knowledge and experience across different roles in insurance.

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Oli Bennett Cert CII

Before joining the M&DH academy I was working as an apprentice project manager for a government agency specialising in highways – this role gave me great insight into how a deadlines based company is run. Prior to that I worked for a large conservation charity for two and a half years. My first aims at M&DH are to get my Cert CII qualifications and learn the ropes in sales support. From there I would like to continue to gain knowledge and experience in the company and graduate from the academy. Further on in my career with M&DH I’m looking forward to gaining more knowledge and experience in the industry and exploring all the opportunities M&DH has to offer.