This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.
- 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
- 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
- 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
- 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
- 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
- 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
- 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
- 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
- 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
- 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
- 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
- 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
- 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
- 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
- 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
I enjoyed my time working within the claims team. Having exposure to the technical side of claims was great in giving me an insight into what the Allianz claims graduate scheme would entail. The internship was a good balance between learning the job, the claims division and getting myself out and about within the business as a whole.
The team had a good atmosphere and everyone within the whole organisation are really friendly. Everyone was willing to help, when required and different members of the team were happy to give up their time to support me in my training and development.
My Manager was great. He had a structure to the internship but I was able to shape and guide this to suit my interests and helped ensure I got the most out of my internship and always encouraged me to do what I wanted in terms of seeing other areas and was happy to facilitate this.
I was generally busy throughout the internship and this tends to build the longer you're at the company for due to experience, knowledge etc. There was always work to get on with and I just asked for more if I run out of work.
I was tasked with creating and running some training sessions which include senior claims and management staff. It's difficult to have much more responsibility than this due to the technical nature of the role and the timescales involved.
I was able to develop a technical knowledge of claims but also improved some of my existing skills such as training delivery, presentations, networking which will be of some benefit at university but will mainly benefit me on the graduate scheme.
I was based in Milton Keynes and the atmosphere in the office was good. It has less graduates than other areas and quite a lot of the staff are very experienced and tend to be a little older, however this is great for learning and gaining experience quickly! There was a summer party on the day after my last day but I was unable to make it to this. There were other events around the Euros and Olympics that were good for the office atmosphere!
The internship was well organised. The Allianz Management Suite in Horsley is great and is where inductions, intern days etc. take place.
I was able to attend a lot of training sessions that were organised for my team which was good. I was able to get out and about to different offices and this was never a problem and was good for understanding the business/networking. I visited Bristol, Birmingham and Guildford Head Office as well as spending time with a Claims Investigator.
I have secured a place on the Claims Graduate scheme for 2017 which I will accept. The company are very keen to recruit interns if they do well.
Being the only intern in Milton Keynes I didn't see this side but I believe there was between the interns in Guildford Head Office.
I lived at home for my internship as I only lived 20 miles away. Costs in the area are pretty average I would say.
As I don't live in MK I couldn't comment.
There was the summer party but not much else.
Internship (1-4 Months)
East of England