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Insurance Professional Apprenticeship
As Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, we like to think that Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a pretty interesting place to work. From looking after planes, satellites and the world’s biggest ships and tallest buildings to handling cyber-attacks, hurricanes and the impact of climate change, when it comes to protecting businesses we’ve got the major risks fully covered. We even take care of James Bond – on the film set anyway through our entertainment insurance.~crlf~ ~crlf~Come and join us in a market-facing role (Claims, Distribution or Underwriting) where you will start your career in the London insurance market. The role will span 2 years and your development will be supported with a L4 Insurance Professional apprenticeship. Your role will have clear responsibility and will see you working alongside a team of experts. You’ll have networking opportunities across the Allianz group and the London insurance market. ~crlf~You will need to have demonstrated your motivation and ability to operate independently through either previous work experience, volunteering or higher education and fulfil the requirements for a UK apprenticeship. We work flexibly and when the world opens back up, there will be opportunities to work remotely as well as in our London offices and with customers in the London market, so you should be within a commutable distance from London.~crlf~ ~crlf~Multiple entry level roles available: Claims Assistant, Assistant Underwriter and Sales Analyst. ~crlf~ ~crlf~How to Apply?~crlf~##Please email your application to AGCSRecruiting@allianz.com with AGCS Apprenticeship in the email subject~crlf~##Please include your CV ~crlf~##And answers to the following questions: ~crlf~- What excites you about this apprenticeship? (100 words max) ~crlf~- How will this apprenticeship prepare you for your future career goals? (100 words max)~crlf~- Why do you want to work for AGCS? (100 words max)
Please note the responsibilities vary depending on the role. Do you have a preference? Let us know in your response to the questions. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Assistant Underwriter~crlf~##Proactively prepares relevant underwriting information including client / market research and claims data~crlf~##Assists in pricing of risks, using global tools as appropriate~crlf~##Proactively establishes and maintains policy file (whether electronic or paper) for each risk and transaction handled~crlf~##Ensures accurate policy documentation issued to broker (where AGCS responsibility to do so) or broker has issued documentation (where broker responsibility)~crlf~##Proactively works with other functions (e.g. operations, credit control) to resolve outstanding accounts queries~crlf~##Proactively develops relationships with internal functional areas involved in the Underwriting process~crlf~##Assist UWR teams within the planning cycle~crlf~##Assist with projects as required~crlf~##General support tasks~crlf~ ~crlf~Sales Analyst~crlf~##Support the growth strategies of the Region London (all product lines) through analysis, research and sales support.~crlf~##Prepare and analyze key business steering reports including but not restricted to EPI reports, profitability reports and key wins and lapses.~crlf~##Co-ordinate the Sales Planning Process in the Regional Unit London.~crlf~##Contribute to new business initiatives through product and industry sector specific market research.~crlf~ ~crlf~Claims Assistant~crlf~##Process standard claims and enquiries, which may include outstanding and settlements.~crlf~##Where job-holder is sufficiently experienced; undertake adjustment of claims – investigation, negotiation and settlement. Will have authority over specified categories of claims.~crlf~##Collate and produce statistical reports for the Claims Manager, underwriting department and clients as appropriate.~crlf~##Input and maintain accurate claims records for designated accounts, within the computer systems – e.g. GENIUS.~crlf~##Ensure claims are properly reserved and that claims are settled in accordance with settlement guidelines. Regularly review reserves.~crlf~##Discuss and review contentious claims with fellow adjusters and management to obtain opinions/comments. Develop strong working relationships with AGCS underwriters to ensure good communication over claims matters.~crlf~##Deal with queries from inside and outside the Company with regard to claims or the claims process.~crlf~ ~crlf~Off-the-Job Learning~crlf~##There is a mandatory requirement for at least 20% off-the-job training in your apprenticeship. This principle underpins a quality apprenticeship. You will have access to our virtual learning platform, scheduled learning offerings and your own mentor to support your development and meet the 20% off-the-job requirement. ~crlf~
##Interested in a career in Insurance~crlf~##Able to clearly and effectively express ideas and messages via presentations/speech or in writing~crlf~##Methodical approach and an eye for detail~crlf~##Proficient at Microsoft Office, particularly Excel~crlf~##Flexible attitude and a strong team player~crlf~##Commercial acumen~crlf~##Ability and confidence to work on own initiative and to multi-task~crlf~
At Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with global challenges at the world’s leading P&C insurer. ~crlf~ ~crlf~Did you know Allianz insures more than half of the Fortune Global 500® companies, or that AGCS insures major movie productions, cyber security threats, and that we are the leading specialist in satellite and space insurance?~crlf~ ~crlf~We have offices in 29 countries and with our extensive Allianz and partner network we help customers in more than 160 countries worldwide. ~crlf~ ~crlf~At AGCS UK we are not only impressive for our clients, but also for our employees as we offer the following generous benefits:~crlf~ ~crlf~-Flexible buy/sell holiday options~crlf~-Bupa private medical insurance~crlf~-Generous pension contributions~crlf~-Enhanced paid maternity, paternity, shared parental leave~crlf~-Sabbaticals~crlf~-Flexible working options~crlf~-Subsidized on-site massages~crlf~-Employee stock purchase plan for Allianz shares~crlf~-Education / study sponsorship~crlf~-Global mobility within AGCS and the wider Allianz Group ~crlf~ ~crlf~…and many more individual flexible benefits to choose from. We pride ourselves on our approach to wellbeing and provide regular seminars, activities, and events devoted towards the overall health of our employees.~crlf~ ~crlf~We are looking for talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – come and find out why AGCS is the place for you!
Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.~crlf~Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.
Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.~crlf~For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.~crlf~~crlf~
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