Underwriting Summer Intern

by Allianz UK

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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Really enjoyed my time at the company, I was given real jobs and felt like part of the team.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • With an internship, it's hard to know what to expect. I wasn't sure if I'd be stuck in the corner making tea/coffee and doing all of the filing. However, I was trusted to complete real work (MTA's, broker meetings, attending surveys e.t.c)


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The 9 weeks were very structured, I had clear goals and was given the opportunity to discuss any issues that I had within my weekly meetings with my team leader. I was sat in the heart of the underwriting team, so was able to refer any issues and receive guidance from the more senior members of the team.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was pretty busy! I was given the chance to move around every aspect of the business and gain an insight into the differing career paths that are available in insurance. I can honestly say there was no time spent twiddling my thumbs.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given responsibility to complete real work, however, it did all have to be checked and signed off. I was given the option to speak to brokers on the phone and process post ( vehicle additions/ deletions, MTA's, checking proposal forms). The only aspect of work that I didn't complete independently were renewals (where I listened in on the phone).


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel like the skills I learned will definitely assist me in the future. This was my first experience of an office job, so it was important to find out if I enjoyed working within this type of environment. I feel I've gained a good insight into the world of insurance, which will stand me in good stead as I pursue a career in the industry.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly atmosphere, with everyone working together collaboratively! People took their jobs seriously but there was a positive atmosphere.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • This was one of the things that I was most impressed with. My access to all of the office systems was set up upon my arrival, I had weekly meetings to assess my progress, and every day of the 9 week internship was planned out before I arrived.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The firm clearly place a lot of importance on the value of Summer Interns, as a lot of time and effort was invested into me. There were no areas of the business that were off limits and I was given the opportunity to sit in meetings between some of the most senior people in the office.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They are very appealing, I am looking to apply to their grad scheme.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I was the only intern in the office but there was a good social scene with my other team members.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I stayed near to work with a family friend, however, the cost of living in the area was in line with what you would expect from a major city.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 3/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

North West

October 2016

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