Allianz Insurance supports Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

Posted: 18 December 2020


Allianz joined the scheme in November 2020 and has pledged to uphold commitments including:

  • Striving to support the employment of Service spouses and partners
  • Seeking to support employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces
  • Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old
  • Supporting Veterans Work UK

Additional unpaid leave for training, financial assistance and after care are also offered, and Allianz has started working with the Careers Transition Partnership holding online chats and virtual careers days for ex-Armed Forces candidates with transferable skillsets. 

Jon Dye

Jon Dye, CEO, Allianz Holdings commented: “We are always striving to be the most inclusive employer we can be. This public pledge demonstrates that we acknowledge and understand that those who have served in the armed forces should be supported and respected when transitioning back into civilian life. I’m pleased to say we already have over 60 Engineer Surveyors and Managers who have served before joining Allianz and I’m sure we’ll welcome many more.

We’ve made great additional strides since signing up and are looking to promote the programme across all business lines. By its nature the insurance industry needs people with a wide range of skills and we hope to promote the career opportunities available.” 

You can find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and Allianz here

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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