Allianz Insurance has welcomed 24 university students who have enrolled on the company’s summer internship scheme.
The students, who will be based at Allianz offices across the UK, will take up positions in a number of business areas including Retail, Commercial, Finance and Claims. During the nine-week programme they will undertake a variety of tasks aimed at providing practical experience of the insurance industry.
Now in its fourth year, the Allianz scheme attracted 7,500 applicants for this year’s 24 places, 3,000 more than the number of applicants in 2011. All interns are paid on a competitive pro-rata basis and at the end of the placement are given feedback on their contribution to the business, with the option of being fast-tracked onto one of the Allianz graduate schemes upon completion of their studies.
Amanda Haig, HR manager, graduates at Allianz, said: “Getting hands-on work experience in a business can really improve young people's confidence, employability and prospects in the jobs market. The increasing popularity of our scheme shows that more students are pursuing work experience opportunities and, importantly, more are looking at careers in insurance.
“The graduate recruitment market has never been more competitive and internships can help students make more informed decisions about their careers. We are keen to attract as much talent to Allianz as possible and recognise the benefit of engaging with students and offering practical, paid experience with real responsibility.”
Notes to Editors:
- A photograph of the Guildford-based interns is attached.
- Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in theUKand part of the Allianz SE Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world. With approximately 142,000 employees worldwide, the Allianz Group serves approximately 78 million customers in more than 70 countries.
- The mission of Allianz Insurance is to be the outstanding competitor in our chosen markets by delivering products and services that our clients recommend, being a great company to work for and achieving the best combination of profit and growth.