Welcome to IPB Insurance and thank you for visiting our website. My name is John Kearns , I am the Chief Executive Officer of IPB Insurance. As a Mutual Insurance company, providing insurance is a wonderful and rewarding business. We protect what matters most to our Members, in other words, our purpose is to safeguard their businesses insurable interests. As one of the market leaders in Liability Insurance, we are privileged to be in the position of being able to guide and develop ideas and implement strategies that support and enhance this important industry in Ireland.
As a business, we continuously focus on the delivery of our four important pillars of success: Financial, Member & Customer Engagement, Internal Processes and our People and Culture. I am constantly impressed by the resourcefulness, enthusiasm and loyalty displayed by my colleagues and the value that they bring every day to the Company and our Members.
Over the course of 95 years, we have seen and overcome many challenging events such as the establishment of an independent country, the financial impact a world war and numerous economic recessions. We will continue to build on that resilience to enhance the future of our employees and our Members.
We have an inclusive and friendly culture that is proudly built on our mutual status and our values. We care about our employee’s health and wellbeing, and safety is a top priority. We provide employees with ownership and accountability and reward those that contribute most in their role. We aim to be fair, honest and ethical with each other and provide development opportunities for employees who want to maximise their personal and career potential for their benefit and the benefit of the Company.
The Leadership Team of IPB Insurance are committed to meeting the needs of our Members and providing our people with the best opportunities and environment so that they can achieve and share in our success story and contribute to protecting and safeguarding our Members insurable interests.
So, what does the future hold for us and for you if you are interested in joining IPB? Remember first, our past – we are a Company with a proud history and legacy. We have the right ingredients for success, and we can provide you with a path of valuable experience. Please explore our website further to learn more about us and what we have on offer and what Life@IPB is all about.
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The Voice of our Employees
To hear what it’s like to work at IPB, read what our employees have to say
“As a long-serving employee of IPB, I feel I am in a privileged position to comment on the many changes I have seen in the organisation over the years. IPB is an inclusive organisation placing a strong emphasis on good workplace culture. The talented people, collaborative atmosphere and strong team spirit all enable us to give quality service to our Clients and Members and I am delighted to be a part of it”
Marian Weston, Litigation Claims Handler
“I have been working with IPB for the last 6 years. From the outset I immediately noticed the importance IPB places on its employees, its culture and values, along with serving our Members and community which continues to this day. Working within the Risk department has enabled me to work with and develop relationships with people at all levels across the organisation. In terms of career growth, the Company has always given me the platform to continually develop professionally”
Alan Foster, Risk Manager
“Since joining IPB three and a half years ago, the Company has provided me with an opportunity to do something that I enjoy, whilst progressing my career professionally and personally. I felt welcomed and supported from the time I began here, and really enjoy my day-to-day interactions on the in-house solicitor team that I work with and with the wider Company. IPB is very encouraging and supportive of me in pursuing my careers goals.”
Nicola Kelly, Legal Executive
“I have worked for over 40 years in the insurance industry and can say that IPB has proved to be one of the best with a great culture, fantastic people with a can-do attitude and with a big emphasis on our mutuality and supporting our Members and policyholders.”
Alex Kitching, Senior Underwriter
“I started with IPB in April 2020, when working from home was mandated. IPB went above and beyond to make me feel welcome with their virtual on-boarding as well as the tools to perform my duties from home, including a new laptop and allowances for home office equipment. I feel that making the move to IPB has been a fantastic opportunity for me to have a rewarding and fulfilling career with a progressive and inclusive company.”
Cathy Doyle, Data Analyst and Business Support Intelligence
I studied Financial Maths in UCC and started out in IPB as an intern. I began working here full-time after graduating three years ago. The time has flown by and I have really enjoyed it. IPB is the ideal place to work at the start of your career. The Company shows great faith in its staff and supported me on my route to qualifying as an actuary, while trusting me with responsibilities in key processes in the business.
Steven O’Sullivan, Actuarial Analyst
Launch your career with IPB or expand your experience with us!
We offer a diverse range of career opportunities in a supportive and inclusive environment where you can grow and develop your career with the right mindset and focus.
You can learn about our business and be part of our inclusive culture while developing practical skills and gaining a qualification. We provide opportunities through the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with the Insurance Institute of Ireland and IT Sligo. This is the ideal launchpad for your career in insurance if you are interested in gaining valuable experience while attaining a recognised qualification. Whether you are straight from school, college or the world of work, your progress is our priority. From your first day, you’ll be working with experienced teams and will rotate across our three core business areas: Claims, Underwriting and Member and Client Relations over the course of the three-year programme. The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship Programme offers continuous learning opportunities to accelerate your personal and professional growth. You will work in a collaborative environment and learn from industry leaders and experts. If this is how you would like to start or continue in your career, discover more now about the apprenticeship programme here!Open Vacancies
Becoming an Actuary
IPB has a proud record of supporting actuaries through the qualification process and our actuarial analysts have achieved remarkable exam success over recent years, with pass rates far exceeding the industry norm. IPB offers a unique opportunity to get valuable hands-on actuarial experience that builds up your technical knowledge across all areas of reserving, pricing, capital modelling, reinsurance and Solvency II. We provide financial support, paid study-leave and other training and development opportunities that support you fully in your journey to becoming a qualified actuary. If you wish to consider a career as an actuary with us, in order to apply, you will need to have a 3rd level degree in a mathematical field, be inquisitive in all things numerical and be able to bring your own unique perspective to the field. If this piques your interest, find out if we have any current vacancies.Open Vacancies
Becoming a Qualified Accountant (ACCA)
IPB is an approved ACCA employer, providing this ideal qualification for those with the ambition to progress to becoming a fully qualified accountant. This development programme is designed and suitable for anyone who aspires to becoming an ACCA professional and developing a set of skills that are highly transferable. You will have access to those who have travelled the same road and are at different stages in their careers to be able to provide you with valuable insights and learning opportunities. IPB will support you financially and with study leave while gaining the relevant hands-on experience in this blended learning approach. This programme is open to people from multiple entry routes from leaving certificate to graduates to those seeking mid-stream professional career changes.
Please check out Occupop link below for further information on any vacancies we have that might interest you
We are always on the lookout for new talent and want people from different backgrounds and perspectives to work with us. Whatever area of expertise you join us in, you’ll find exciting challenges and opportunities and we will help you nurture and grow both personally and professionally. We will value the skills and knowledge that you bring to us that will contribute to our continued long-term success. Our work is driven by our commitment to our Members and Customers and in protecting their interests – in challenging times our experience, expertise and assurance matters the most. No matter where you started on your work journey, you’ll find it empowering and rewarding.
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