My name is Max and I am currently a PMO Analyst with the Enterprise P3O team in Guildford. I previously attended University of Portsmouth, studying Business and Management.
What is your role and how long have you been at Allianz?
What would a 'normal' day look like for someone in your role?
How, if at all do you feel the placement helped you in your current role?
What inspired you to apply for this role and Allianz?
I knew I wanted to work in a large corporate organisation and was inspired to work for the number one UK Insurer. I am proud to work for one of the top 40 Best Global Brands and motivated by working in an environment that involves problem-solving and being set challenging tasks.
I applied for the role within the IT Portfolio Management Office (PMO) because of my keen interest in Project Management and my experiences within data and analytics.
What is the most valuable part of the placement?
Would you recommend doing a placement at Allianz?
I would highly recommend that students apply for a Placement at Allianz.
I learnt many skills which I was able to apply during my final year at University, which significantly helped me achieve a first-class honours degree. I thoroughly enjoyed my 12-months at Allianz, and to be honest, in the end, I did not want to leave. Most importantly, as I have experienced, if you work hard and go above and beyond, there are full-time employment opportunities after you graduate from University.
What was the application process like? What was the hardest part? What did you enjoy the most?
What are the biggest challenges you've faced?
Finally, any tips for anyone who'd like to apply for a similar role at Allianz?
- Do plenty of research
- Make use of your universities resources and support
- Be yourself and be honest
- Think outside the box to ensure you stand out