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Allianz Insurance

Web Optimisation Exec, Marketing at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Competency based questions are important here, especially in line with the companies key values which you could find online. If you agree with these then this company will suit you.

Interview Advice: It's more than just your answers they are interested in, it is about your attitude.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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NFU Mutual

RMS Sales Consultant, Risk Management Services at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Really make sure that your personality shows through your application. A good attitude and nature is as important as your qualifications I found.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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NFU Mutual

IT Professional Trainee, IT at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Make sure you know what you want out of it. The application process itself is very simple.

Interview Advice: Be confident and make sure you practice the STAR technique aligned to the company's 'personal star' attributes.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Allianz Management Trainee, Claims at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: A calm and considered approach is the best approach you can take throughout the interview process and do your research into the company well in advance.

Interview Advice: A candidate will go a long way if they prove to be knowledgeable of the insurance sector (just reading the key issues to date and big headlines), with a lot of background research into Allianz: -Size -Products it sells -Global presence -Work carried out outside of insurance They next key step is being able to articulate all that knowledge and research when asked about it.

Industry: Insurance Sales

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AXA

Reporting Executive, Strategy/Marketing at AXA

Application Advice: Get to know the big themes in the British insurance market before you apply and bring your knowledge into your cover letter and essay questions. Use websites like the ABI and Insurance Times to understand emerging trends and risks. Many candidates just look at the AXA website to get to know everything they can about the company. But our greatest strength is our knowledge of our competitors, not just of how we are at this moment in time.

Interview Advice: Questions do tend to change from year to year, but what is constant is the fact that the questions are behavioural style rather than asking you to list your accomplishments. Expect to be asked for examples of when you didn't work to expectations and then improved yourself, or of when you had a difficult position to argue and you managed to get your point across. Keep the STAR method of answering in mind. Don't forget that the questions you are asked about your personality will be tested once the assessment centre comes around. It is one thing to say you are analytical, but you need to show those skills in your presentation, for example.

Industry: Insurance Sales

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AXA

Business Leaders Graduate Scheme, at AXA

Application Advice: Don't rush your application. Take your time over this and do your research. AXA want to see that you are engaged with the company and haven't just copied and pasted the same answers that you have used for your 20 other graduate applications!

Interview Advice: Just be yourself!

Industry: Insurance Sales

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Marsh

, at Marsh

Application Advice: Learn everything that you can about Marsh. Be yourself throughout the process and just be as prepared as possible when going into the interview. When it gets to the assessment day stages also make sure you have fun with it. The scheme is non-rotational and also be prepared for long days due to studying for the Acii. Be prepared to not be a broker. If that is what you are applying to do, specify that.

Interview Advice: Be prepared with the regular competency questions but also be prepared for some curveballs. Learn your CV inside out so DON'T lie or embellish on it. You are also asked about your interests outside of university/current job.

Industry: Insurance Sales

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AXA

Management Analyst, Strategy at AXA

Application Advice: Do your research on the industry across the different operating companies.

Interview Advice: Prepare responses for a range of competency based questions using the 'STAR' framework.

Industry: Insurance Sales

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Business Development Analyst, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Open, self-confident and willing to learn everyday.

Interview Advice: 80/30; you need not know every detail but you need to extract the overall picture immediately (focus area is important).

Industry: Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Retail Management Trainee, Retail at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Make sure you research the company and the industry.

Interview Advice: Have strong examples of the typical competency based questions i.e. overcoming challenges and try to use different examples where possible.

Industry: Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Management Trainee, at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Do your research and ensure that you are fully aware of where the company stands in the industry and about the company itself.

Interview Advice: The interviewing and application process is done in a really friendly way, so whilst of course you're going to have nerves, the assessors will naturally put you at ease. Brush up on competency-based questions for the assessment centre and make sure you have some idea of what you'll be expected to do on the day.

Industry: Insurance Sales

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, North West Sales at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Research the company beforehand so you understand their ethos and objectives.

Interview Advice: Questions will be asked that are based on the companies 'star qualities' that they look for in recruits. Make sure you understand these and can apply an example of demonstrating each quality when it comes to the interview.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, Sales and Agency at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: To be prepared to put the hard work in but the career progression available in a short space of time will make it worthwhile. You need to be confident and have the right 'can do' attitude.

Interview Advice: Research the company, understand what the company goals are and what they want from their staff.

Industry: Insurance Sales

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AXA

Research Consultant, AXA Wealth – Elevate Platform at AXA

Application Advice: The motto for the grad scheme is 'Add Your Colour', so think about unique skills you could bring to the scheme and highlight these in your application.

Interview Advice: Think about which Operating Company you would like to work for and why, and do your homework on it!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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AXA

Future Leader Graduate, Partnerships at AXA

Application Advice: - be proud that you are different and show off why you are different - show them that you are keen to change leadership

Interview Advice: - be honest and true to self - show that you have done the homework but that you can also think on your feet

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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AXA

, at AXA

Application Advice: Do a bit of research to show your interest in the industry

Interview Advice: Prepare, none of the questions are rocket science just be ready with lots of examples of when you demonstrated the skills employers are looking for.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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AXA

, at AXA

Application Advice: Be honest and do your research.

Interview Advice: Make sure you understand the values that AXA stands for and what is required for the role. Make sure you have a can do attitude.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Allianz Management Trainee, Underwriting, Sales & Distribution, Claims, Operations at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Research the industry and company thoroughly.

Interview Advice: For the AMT scheme, research thoroughly what you will be doing in each area and also consider why you are applying to the AMT scheme in particular.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Marketing Officer – Thought Leadership, Marketing at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Be truthful and try to match up the required skills with your experience.

Interview Advice: Be positive and relax. The assessment centre is designed to get the best out of you not trip you up.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Management Trainee, Commercial at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: - Comprehensive Research - Understand lines of business Allianz transact - Review the market and learn where Allainz sits within the undustry, it's strengths and weaknesses

Interview Advice: Don't over complicate the process, ask questions when something needs explaining more clearly, be prepared to be taken out of your comfort zone

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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AXA

Business Change, Business Change at AXA

Application Advice: You need to express you uniqueness and that you are a self-starter and want to challenge the norm. You want to show that you will push for opportunities, actively seek to know more and see more and be the type of person who wants to push for change and results rather than just doing things the way they have always been done. And it is obvious when you copy and paste answers from different applications - tailor your answer to that particular company.

Interview Advice: Know the company, what they stand for and what they value. Have examples for your interview question and structure your answers to make them clear and concise as not to waffle on! Also, make sure you answer what the question is asking you, you could have a great answer but get zero points due to it being irrelevant.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Business Development Manager – Graduate, Reinsurance at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Show how you can be flexible and multitask. Presentation, numerical, writing skills are all extremely important.

Interview Advice: Think outside the box.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Client manager, at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Be open minded.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Junior Client Manager, Global Partnerships (public sector) at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Only apply if you are truly interested in how insurance can (or cannot) contribute to manage all kinds of risks in a sustainable way. Previous work experience in the public sector (eg for NGOs) and languages are helpful.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, dont pretend...

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Account Underwriter, Commercial at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: What is it that makes you special and unique? Lots of people graduate from uni and may look similar on paper, but showing your spark and uniqueness is what will set you apart and make you memorable. Aside from that - research the company, practice your examples to competency questions and have lots of different examples to use and draw upon.

Interview Advice: Be yourself - it's as much about you finding out about the company and the type of people we employ as it is them finding out about you!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Management Trainee, Varied at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Sell yourself, put down every bit of experience you have whether this is relevant to insurance or not. They are not looking for insurance experts.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, they are not fooled by the 'corporate jargon' and recruit personable indivudals that are apsirational.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Management Trainee, Rotational – Claims/Sales & Marketing/Operations/Underwriting at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Take time over the application questions and do your research.

Interview Advice: Research Allianz (what the values are etc.) and the industry extensively. Get to grips with how the industry operates; which companies are insurance companies, and which are insurance brokers etc. Prepare for typical competency-based questions. Be genuine. This is a broad scheme and consequently all of the grads are normal, well-rounded, sociable people. As this is a placement scheme you will need to be able to fit in with your new teams, so make sure you come accross at interview that you will be able to do this.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Zurich Financial Services

Management Trainee, Management Graduate at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: Have examples ready for various competencies - experience is good even if it is just from university.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Zurich Financial Services

Business Analyst, Customer Distribution & Marketing at Zurich Financial Services

Application Advice: This is as much about character as it is about knowledge. Understanding of the industry, your role, and Zurich's proposition is key. Zurich's core values are incremental to the business and being able to demonstrate them yourself is key

Interview Advice: Values Competency questions Case study - choose a product and justify your choice Describe a time where you have taken it upon yourself to better your self or pursue a goal.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Management Trainee, Retail Division at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Research the company. Check your spelling and grammar on your application form and CV. Take your time in answering the questions.

Interview Advice: You can never be over prepared. Research the company, know what you are applying for...sounds simple but too many people get this wrong! Dress well, be prepared and be yourself! It is as much as us finding out about you as it is you finding out about us.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Retail Management Trainee, Volkswagen Insurance Services at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Be honest about everything you have done. Bring to light the most applicable things you have achieved. Have a good understanding of the business and why you want to work for Allianz/would be a good fit for the business.

Interview Advice: All of the above. Be yourself - Allianz look for a fit between employer and employee.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Management Graduate, at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: It's a massive cliche, but genuinely just be yourself - they're looking for people who will fit in the company, and they won't be able to assess that if you're putting on a front.

Interview Advice: Make sure you show respect to everyone you meet at the assessment centre - it sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people forget this in a stressful situation.

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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Admiral Group

Management Trainee, Management at Admiral Group

Application Advice: Consider how your previous employment can compliment the role you are applying for. Management Graduates get the unique experience of being able to see the business from 360 degrees - it is not about waiting for things to be done for you, its about creating opportunities for yourself and networking along the way.

Interview Advice: Always have examples to back up your answers to questions. Be yourself - recruitment officers can spot a fake!

Industry: Accountancy & Insurance, Insurance Sales

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