Allianz Claims recruiting and training data talent

Posted: 09 August 2022


Attrition is rising in insurance, a sector which isn’t always top of mind for young talent. So the claims data internship and graduate scheme, launched in 2019 and 2020 respectively, are taking special significance this year.

Claire Dulson and Sam Mayhew, the two claims data interns recruited externally, have embarked on a nine-week programme. They are learning to use software like SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Web Report Studio and MicroStrategy, while experts from the claims data and insight team teach them about data and its value in the claims journey.

Previous cohorts delivered projects on data literacy and Artificial Intelligence governance, making valuable contributions to the team and business. The 2022 interns are now working on the exploration and delivery of enhanced claims inflation reporting, a highly relevant and valuable topic for the industry as a whole.

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Claire Dulson, Claims Data intern
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Sam Mayhew, Claims Data intern
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Alba Carrera Valle, Claims Data graduate


In July, claims data graduate Alba Carrera Valle joined Allianz Commercial after completing a BSc in Business and Mathematics from Aston University.

Over the next two years, she will undertake three placements: the first within a claims-handling team, the second in the claims data and insight team, and the third as a senior analyst or in an agile or leadership role, depending on her goals. Like all graduates, she will also complete the ACII apprenticeship.

Alex Sorrie, claims data and insights manager at Allianz Commercial, commented: “We are very excited to be training and working with the new generation of insurance talent. To really grasp the power of data, you need to use it in practical ways – and our internship and graduate schemes give recruits that hands-on experience.

“We’re glad our interns and graduate have chosen Allianz to gain those skills and to share their fresh perspective with us.”

Previous claims interns and graduates have stayed on with Allianz and progressed into impressive roles where they can utilise their data skills to add value to the organisation.

The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

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