In common with much of higher and vocational education, Allianz have decided that Zoom, Skype or Teams calls are the way ahead for its insurance internship scheme;
Now in its 12th year the Allianz summer internship programme is usually run across UK branches but for the first time is being hosted virtually. Due to the current situation adaptations have been made to the structure of the programme but across nine weeks the students will still gain valuable insight into a range of business areas such as actuarial and risk, claims and operations.
As well as shared expertise and hands on experience the interns also receive competitive pay and a performance assessment to consider suitability for Allianz’s graduate scheme.
Jules Harrison, graduate talent manager, Allianz Insurance, commented: “Summer internships are a great way to discover how businesses work as well as being an opportunity to network and build confidence.
“Although we’re living in uncertain times we didn’t want talented students to be disadvantaged because of the current working from home rules. We have therefore worked hard to deliver an equivalent scheme online that will offer just as much quality interaction and learning. We had a really successful virtual welcome day and I hope they enjoy their time with us.”
Allianz will be opening applications for all of their 2021 graduate and placement schemes in September 2020 and details can be found on their recruitment website.