Back to work with Standard Life

Returning to work can be daunting. But a returner-friendly employer can make the world of difference.

Every month, Back To Work Connect spotlights Irish companies that offer the most support to returnees, so you can find your perfect back-to-work fit.

This time, we’re profiling Standard Life: a company that prides itself on offering a dynamic workplace environment, excellent personal and professional development opportunities, and a fantastic work/life balance.

Standard Life: Company background

Standard Life has been helping people in Ireland plan and manage their financial futures since 1834.

Since then, they’ve become one of Ireland’s leading pension and investment providers. With a head office in Dublin, Standard Life operates internationally and is backed by the global strength and reach of its parent company Phoenix Group.

With 6,800 employees (450 working in the Dublin Office on Standard Life and the rest on other Phoenix brands), a powerful voice and a shared purpose, Standard Life has a unique opportunity to make better, longer lives a reality for all.

Standard Life’s values and mission

Standard Life is a company with a big mission. Their goal is to create a life of possibilities – and they have a bold ambition of becoming the best place to work.

If you thrive in a dynamic and solutions-focused workplace you’ll be thrilled to know that Standard life is fuelled by optimism, ideas, and determination.

They’re also passionate about making Phoenix Group a place where the brightest talent will love to work – so if you’re a bright spark, you’ll fit right in.

Working at Standard Life

Returning to work can be a nerve-wracking experience but you’ll find a supportive and welcoming environment at Standard Life – one where you can not only thrive professionally but create a genuine positive impact.

Working with your colleagues, you’ll have an opportunity to help people all over Ireland meet their financial goals, offering professional advice and peace of mind.

What to expect

At Standard Life, no two days are ever the same, making it a stimulating environment for people returning to work.

Add to that, Standard Life is an attractive workplace for returnees thanks to its flexible environment, full training, and excellent sports and social scene.

In fact, in engagement surveys, Standard Life employees report flexibility and autonomy as two of the biggest perks of the job.

Colleagues are able to maintain a great work/life balance and enjoy the company culture too.

Additionally, Standard Life offers a great pension scheme (as you would expect!), bonuses, and exciting career advancement opportunities.

What do employees love about working at Standard Life? 

Interested to hear what those who already work there have to say?

When asked to describe working at Standard Life in three words, employees at the Dublin head office, said it is:

Careers at Standard Life

There are several job types to choose from at Standard Life. The company predominately hires for customer service roles. However, they also hire for roles across actuary, finance, risk and compliance, and more.

What are they looking for in an employee, outside of the relevant skills and experience? A willingness to learn and a proven track record of delighting customers are two of the attributes the company values most.

In addition to its full-time roles, Standard Life offers many part-time opportunities as well.

Interested in a career at Standard Life?

If you’d like to know more about the roles Standard Life is currently hiring for, check out our returner-friendly jobs board.

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