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Career Returners Programme


  • 6813
  • Other
  • Full-Time Permanent
  • Closing Date: Nov 25, 2018
  • Guildford
  • Human Resources
  • Salary: Competitive

Further Job Details

Here at Allianz UK, everyone brings their own expertise and enthusiasm to work, to enable customers to make the right insurance decisions to meet their needs. We’re passionate about helping our customers and employees move on and up in life and business.  

We nurture and invest in talent to ensure that great people build great careers with us. There’s a variety of different career opportunities which enable people to fulfil their potential and we provide an award-winning range of training, recognised in 2015 by Investors in People (IIP) with a Gold level accreditation. Other prestigious industry awards we have won include General Insurer of the Decade at the British Insurance Awards 2014.

Allianz believe that a career gap shouldn’t be a barrier to realising your professional goals and aspirations. We have now launched our second Career Returners at Allianz programme, specifically for people that have been out of the workforce for at least two years. We’re aware that returning to work can be a daunting prospect but with support internally and externally you’re in good hands.

About the programme

The 6 month paid programme, starting in January 2019 will be located in Guildford, Surrey at the Allianz Insurance Head Office.  You will have the opportunity to contribute to significant projects with tangible outputs. This experience will enable you to refresh your technical skills, continue your professional development and build your network. You will be supported by bespoke Women Returners coaching sessions and business based mentors, all with a view to you becoming a permanent member of the team following the programme.

What are we looking for?

We are keen to welcome back experienced and talented professionals who can contribute to our focus on true customer centricity. You will be a natural relationship builder and influencer, working in a collaborative and communicative way. In exchange for a competitive salary package and the support of the programme, we’re looking for people with relevant experience for the following roles:

Project Manager
 • Overseeing multiple projects or programmes to ensure the effective coordination of interdependencies: engage and effectively manage the required resources to successfully deliver the desired outcome
 • Delivering progress reporting and provide benefits analysis and realisation tracking; provide effective budget management
 • Providing effective stakeholder management; work effectively with the relevant sponsor to realise their vision through your professional knowhow
 • Striking the optimum balance with internal stakeholders, making use of their knowledge of the business while delivering customer led improvements
 • Possible development and coaching of less experienced Project Managers

Business Analyst
 • Playing a lead role in the definition and delivery of projects, programmes, processes and/or initiatives across Allianz
 • Defining business visions and developing the strategies to meet these via strategic analyses, feasibility studies and business cases
 • Building strong relationships with executive level business, IT, claims and project stakeholders to fully understand the needs of the business and direct analysis activity
 • Recommending potential business solutions in line with business objectives, data needs and requirements
 • Supporting the development of solutions by working closely with solution partners and suppliers

Senior Internal Auditor
 • Carrying out business audits by identifying risks, assessing controls, analysing data and drawing conclusions about the adequacy of controls.
 • Maintaining working papers and producing reports in line with minimum standards and within agreed timescales.
 • Holding closing meetings with management in order to advise them of preliminary findings confirm the accuracy of these findings and discuss the feasibility of the recommendations proposed.
 • Working effectively as part of the Team to enable the completion of the Audit Plan
 • Undertaking relationship management, taking ownership of business areas and their associated sections of the audit plan

At Allianz, we welcome applications from everyone, regardless of your background or needs. If you need assistance with making your application please contact us at hr-recruitment@allianz.co.uk

For external applicants only –
Please be aware that we will require satisfactory pre-employment evidence to include DBS, Financial Probity and Fraud checks, before you can commence employment with us.