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Allianz partners with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) 

Posted: 08 February 2019
Allianz has become a partner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
The new partnership demonstrates Allianz’s commitment to bringing more female employees into the engineering industry and developing a more diverse workforce. As a company partner, Allianz will attend events run by WES to learn about and share good practice as well as advertising engineering vacancies on the WES website job boards and newsletters, to reach a larger network.
"Attracting women to engineering roles is unfortunately a common challenge and one that Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power also faces."
Chris Little, Director of Engineering, Construction & Power, Allianz UK

Allianz’s director of engineering, construction & power, Chris Little, said:

"This is an issue that I am particularly passionate about and I am delighted that Allianz is partnering with WES to inspire and support women to achieve their potential as engineers.

"Attracting women to engineering roles is unfortunately a common challenge and one that Allianz Engineering, Construction & Power also faces. Our partnership with WES supports our diversity programme and will enable us to access best practice advice in hopefully welcoming more women into engineering.

"Our broader commitment to an inclusive workplace includes attracting, supporting and advancing women who work with us. I am excited about the community we want to build and hope it will grow and inspire more women to join us."


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 2020, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 140 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros for the group.

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