We tend to take on around 40 graduates a year on our permanent schemes – we like to keep our intake to a number which allows our graduates plenty of support, responsibility and lots of exposure to the business.
Whether you join us on a graduate scheme, a summer internship or a year in industry, you’ll receive a competitive salary which is regularly benchmarked against our competitors and a range of brilliant benefits. The salary is also reviewed at six month intervals throughout the scheme.
This will depend on your graduate scheme. We have over 20 office locations in the UK with our Head Office being in Guildford. Depending on the scheme you are interested in, we will be able to let you know which office locations are in scope. For the AMT scheme we are expecting flexibility across all of our locations across the UK as these placements are essential for you to get a good overview of our business.
We are mindful of the communities around us and our obligation and ability to make a positive contribution to society and the environment. Allianz is two ticks accredited. We feel practising diversity and inclusiveness is a key competitive factor, which will ensure that we have the best people in the right job based on merit, aptitude and ability regardless of their background or personal circumstances. For more information visit https://www.allianz.co.uk/about-allianz-insurance/social-responsibility.html
The company has an extensive flexible benefits scheme. You get to pick and choose benefits to fit your lifestyle. Maybe you’d like a bit more holiday. What about medical and dental insurance? You can even enhance your pension arrangements, buy Life Assurance or just have your pick of retail vouchers from a range of well-known retail businesses. Other benefits include subsidised leisure centre and gym memberships, Ride2work scheme and Employee Share Ownership Plan.
Allianz is committed to developing the skills and capability of their staff. Therefore as a graduate, throughout the schemes, you will receive on the job training and the option to expand skills such as leadership, presenting and communication through training workshops. Depending on the chosen graduate scheme, you have the opportunity to achieve professional qualifications, such as Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII). All graduates will also attend a week’s induction at our Horsley Park management centre in Surrey where you will learn more about Allianz and the insurance world.
Allianz has a wide variety of internships and placement opportunities. These help you to develop your skills, gain insightful practical experience and make more informed decisions about your future career. Please visit our Internship Programme page for more information.
There will be a range of opportunities open to you once you’ve finished your graduate schemes and however a job is not guaranteed.
Allianz lives by its values of Responsible, Caring, Excellent and Connected. These values are what each employee and you will need to project on a daily basis. Graduates are expected to be self-motivated and proactive, which will help you progress and gain the most out of your scheme. In all the schemes having great communication skills and the ability to thrive within a team and as an individual, will help you be successful in Allianz. An analytical mind is required in a number of the schemes but most importantly they all require you to have a passion to learn and take on new challenges.
Unless you feel you have any extenuating circumstances, applications which don’t meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.
Yes, we are looking for your strengths and skills rather than when you graduated. We welcome students from all backgrounds.
Yes, you must be eligible to work in the UK.
Unfortunately we do not offer any sponsorship for post study visa’s.
Although having a background in insurance would be beneficial, it is not necessary as this will be acquired through your placements, your induction week and studying for CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) qualification.
Yes, although an interest in expanding your knowledge in the business area is essential. Candidates must also be aware that some schemes require rotation around the UK branch network.
Our 2017 application window for all graduate roles and summer internship opens on the 19th September 2016 and closes on 25th November 2017.
What should I do if I have any additional needs that may affect my performance during any stage of the recruitment process?
We welcome applications from all sections of the community and believe in equality of opportunity for all. If you have a disability, a medical condition or individual need - which you believe may affect your performance in selection process or impacted your school / university performance, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment processes for you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
The first step in the recruitment process is completing our online application form the following stages include psychometric assessments, telephone interview and finally an assessment centre held over a day.
Due to the high volumes of applications we receive we don’t give individual feedback on applications forms. However, we can provide feedback upon request at the telephone interview stage and you can expect a member of the graduate team to give you feedback if you make it through to one of our assessment centres.
Please reapply the next academic year and in the meantime focus on developing from the feedback you received.