Work Experience is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain insight into the ‘real life’ working world and gives them a chance to develop their self-confidence, practical and communication skills, which will assist them as they progress into further education or permanent employment.
We encourage all students in years 11 to source a voluntary position during their school holidays and this year within their stay leave.
This year we offered a Remote Virtual Work Experience from the 7th to 11th of June 2021 to nine Year 11 with Allianz, an international financial services provider, who offers over 86 million customers worldwide products and solutions in insurance and asset management.
Within the placement they:
Had the opportunity to gain a virtual insight into a busy insurance company
Learned about departments such as finance, complaints, sales, underwriting etc.
Were allocated tasks and a main project which has been presented to the employer at the end of the week
Spoke with and shared experiences with new graduates within Allianz
The Allianz team leaders were full of praise for the PowerPoint projects that the students summitted, all students talked through their projects and explained in detail what they had re-searched regarding the brief that they were given.