ABI Summer Internship Programme
The ABI is the voice of the UK’s world leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive, inclusive and thriving sector, we are an industry that provides peace of mind to households and businesses across the UK and powers the growth of local and regional economies by enabling trade, risk taking, investment and innovation. The UK insurance industry is the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.
It is an essential part of the UK’s economic strength, managing investments of over £1.8 trillion and paying nearly £12bn in taxes to the Government. It employs around 300,000 individuals, of which around a third are employed directly by providers with the remainder in auxiliary services such as broking.
As well as getting involved with day to day business activities and wider projects, you will have one or more of your own projects to work on. You’ll be supported by a project sponsor and given the resources you’ll need. The exact projects will be allocated when you start but may include one or more of the following:
- Looking at how pensions are portrayed to young savers.
- Analysing and redesigning content for the ABI website.
- Examining the changing nature of financial behaviour.
- Investigating the pensions gender gap
With us, you’ll have the chance to make a difference to real-world social and financial issues and we’ll encourage you to present your findings to us at the end of your time here.
We’re looking for
There’s absolutely no minimum work or education requirements to intern with us. What’s important is your attitude to your work, your fellow colleagues and how curious you are about the world around you.
We’ll be looking at how you demonstrate our values, so its worth reading up on them here before applying.
Broadly speaking, we’ll be looking for:
- An enthusiastic and positive attitude with an interest in learning about the insurance industry.
- Someone who takes a proactive approach to work with the ability to challenge and ask questions to reach positive outcomes
- Curiosity and willingness to bring ideas and build knowledge.
- A good level of self-awareness and treating others as individuals and with respect.
- Someone who takes accountability and ownership for delivering high quality work.
What can you expect from the recruitment process
In your application, we’ll ask you to answer three questions about yourself. They’re designed so anyone can answer them, regardless of background and experience. We’ll then score your answers and we do this using a set of criteria to help us asses your potential. Even if you’re not successful, you’ll receive a link with some feedback showing how you did.
Those with the highest scores will be invited along to an assessment day. This is designed so we can get to know you better and so you can meet a whole range of people you might work with, meaning you can check we’re a good fit for you. The day will involve group work, an interview and a short presentation. You’ll receive a thorough briefing in advance, so you know exactly what to expect.
If you require any reasonable adjustments at any point in the process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will get back to you to help.
More detail on our company benefits can be found here.
Please note that as part of your application, we will ask questions regarding your background to support our commitment to maintaining diversity and inclusion in our workforce. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. Answering these questions is entirely voluntary and the information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. Access is limited to only relevant and necessary staff members.