Allianz

Partner Profile

Allianz is one of the world’s largest insurance companies. In Australia, it provides insurance to more than three million people and businesses, making it the country’s fourth-largest general insurer.

A globally trusted company

The Allianz Group serves 86 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries, making it one of the world’s largest insurers and asset managers. Allianz Australia Limited through its subsidiaries, offers a wide range of insurance and risk management products and services.

With over 4,300 employees across Australia and New Zealand, Allianz Australia is one of Australia’s largest insurers protecting over 3 million customers. Allianz Australia has also received many awards including 2018 Large General Insurance Company of the Year – ANZIIF (Also won in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009) and have been recognised in 2018 as an Employer of Choice for Women by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (formerly EOWA) for the tenth consecutive year. The company is committed to giving back through its community engagement, sponsorship and environmental sustainability initiatives.

International students are welcome to apply for any relevant positions advertised on the Allianz jobs board.

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Australia's fourth-largest general insurance company

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Insures more than three million Australian people and businesses

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Employs 4,300 staff across Australia and New Zealand

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Australian headquarters located in Sydney CBD

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Awarded employer of choice for gender equality

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Runs experiential learning programs for international students

Experiential learning for real world skills

Each year, Allianz partners with Practera, an experiential learning provider, to run a series of interactive, web-based projects that see international students solve real business problems.

Called Global Scope, the projects cover a range of issues—from marketing to diversity and inclusion, and technology transformation in insurance—and run for approximately six weeks. Students are grouped into small teams and required to research, problem-solve and present their findings to Allianz.

‘Students are paired with mentors as well as subject matter experts from Allianz, who provide feedback and guidance to help them solve the assigned problem,’ says Tammy Sun, Talent Program Specialist—Human Resources at Allianz. ‘They gain real business experience and learn from interactions with real corporate employees, some of them at management level. Plus there’s the collaboration and opportunity for them to work as part of a group.’

Michelle, an international student from the University of Sydney said 'working with Allianz through the Global Scope program was incredibly valuable. I participated in corporate meetings for the first time and brainstormed ideas with my team.'

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From an employer perspective

Engaging international students brings a range of benefits to Allianz, says Tammy. ‘First and foremost, the impressive quality work from the students—their research and presentations give us insight and useful input to continue on with business projects.’

On another level, ‘Our staff who mentor or act as subject matter experts for the students, they benefit from the leadership experience—they’re leading a group, providing coaching and feedback, and helping students create presentations that are appropriate for the corporate environment,’ says Tammy.

Her advice for international students is to ‘take up any opportunities that will enrich your CV and employability’. And for those who have participated in the Global Scope program, ‘we encourage them to consider us as an employer of choice, and look on the jobs board to see what’s available within the business.’

Practera recruits the participants, approaching various universities—including Sydney University and the University of New South Wales—and selecting a range of students undertaking different disciplines. ‘We’re looking for a diverse range of ideas, perspectives and insights,’ says Tammy.