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100 students complete Allianz virtual work experience programme
Allianz Holdings welcomed 100 students from across the UK to its virtual work experience programme this Summer.
The week long programme included senior leaders from Allianz giving presentations on a range of areas across the commercial and personal businesses. Students gained an introduction to Operations, Pricing, Marketing, IT, Finance and Underwriting, and also attended an HR session providing interview tips. Allianz tasked the students with group project work throughout the week, culminating with a presentation back to an Allianz panel for feedback.
Previously Allianz work experience placements were arranged at individual branches rather than through a formal scheme but the online programme was created during Covid restrictions. Following its successful launch, the virtual scheme is now in its second year and growing.
Jules Harrison, Allianz graduate talent manager, commented: “I’m delighted at how successful our virtual programme has been over the past two years. We know that Covid restrictions made it really difficult to obtain work experience, so it’s great that hosting the sessions online has allowed us to have a much wider reach regionally and provide access to students in many more communities across the UK.
“We’ve had fantastic feedback from students, parents and teachers about the programme and we look forward to making it bigger and better in years to come.”
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 including Allianz Insurance plc.
About Allianz Group
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 around 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.
*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers
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