Intern Learning & Development

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?
  • I really enjoyed my internship at Allianz. I had the great opportunity to learn a lot during my stay and I would recommend anyone to apply at Allianz for a work experience.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt strongly valued by my team and I felt part of the team from the beginning on. Everyone in my team was nice and they gave me good feedback so I was able to develop my skills and knowledge.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The level of support was always very high - I had different contact person for every specific topic and everyone in the whole division was open to support me. My manager always had an eye on my progress and tasks, which was great.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Everyone in my team integrated me in her/his work and projects so I was able to see a lot of different processes. But I also had the responsibility for some individual projects. So I was always busy and had several challenges to cope with, but my colleagues never overstrained me.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I think I had a lot of responsibility as an intern through my individual projects.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The knowledge and experiences I gained during my internship definitely will assist me in my degree studies and beyond. The insights help me to understand the context of theory and practice much better know.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere in my office was very friendly and cooperative. My colleagues helped me from the first day and allowed me to take part in their daily work.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The internship was well organized. Even before my internship started, my manager was keen to communicate many details and briefed me. At the beginning of the internship I received a list including all the tasks and projects for the time of my stay so that I could start to work on them.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was allowed to take part in several trainings and events.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The future employment prospects within the organisation are very good. One could do a graduate scheme or start on an entry level. Maybe Allianz will be my future employer.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, there was a good network for all graduates and interns. We met privately as well.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The area was quite expensive, but I managed to find an affordable accomodation near the city.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The Nightlife in Guildford and towns in the surrounding consisted of pubs and a few clubs. It was always fun to go there with the other interns and graduates.


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

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Human Resources

Greater London

November 2016

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