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Internships

Plans for the summer holidays? 

You could go fruit picking, work in your local supermarket or do a bit of travel, or you could take an internship at one of the world’s leading specialist insurers. 

As a Hiscox intern you won't spend eight weeks sitting on your hands or standing by the photocopier. With a range of internships across Underwriting, Claims, Operations and Finance, you’ll spend a stimulating summer gaining an understanding of how a modern, international insurance business operates, as well as developing key skills.

Most internships are based in London, with some in York and Colchester, Essex. There’s stiff competition, but if you’re bright and keen to give your career a kick start before you’ve even left university, we’d love to hear from you.

What can I expect as an intern?

Real work, real responsibility and the opportunity to make a difference. You’ll get involved in work and projects that really matter and that have an impact on our business.

In addition to the work in your team, you’ll also get the opportunity to work together with your fellow interns on a team project, presenting the results to the wider business. We’ll give you support with this, along with training on public speaking. You’ll also get great on the job learning from our experienced and respected insurance professionals, as well as practical help with business essential IT applications such as Microsoft Excel.

No company should expect you to do an internship for nothing or below market rates. At Hiscox, you’ll be paid £21,500 per annum pro-rata (e.g. £21,500 is the amount you’d earn if you were doing the job for a year).

What qualifications do I need?

Our internships are open to current students in their penultimate year who are planning to return to undergraduate or postgraduate studies following their time with us.

You’ll be on course for at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent). You’ll have at least 120 UCAS points from 3 A-Levels (or 300 UCAS points for A-Levels achieved prior to September 2017). You’ll also have UK GCSE Maths and English at Grade B (or international equivalent).

Any other requirements?

As well as being able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, you’ll be numerate and able to speak and write fluently in business English.

You must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK. Internships run from 6th July until 28th August 2020.

How do I apply?

Click on the links below to apply for our 2020 summer internships. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2020.

Underwriting – London, Colchester and York - click here

Claims – London and Colchester – click here

Finance – London – click here

Operations – London, Colchester and York – click here

Interested in an Internship in the US?

If you’re interested in an internship in the US, please email [email protected] with your CV and we’ll get in touch when we open for applications in 2020.

Considering an internship at Hiscox?

We asked our 2019 interns to describe their experience with us in a few words – here’s what they said ...

Interns 2019 - what they said about the programme

Hiscox summer interns 2019

What I learnt from my internship at Hiscox

After completing their eight week summer internships in our offices - including York, Colchester and London - we asked some of our 2019 interns about the useful new skills they learnt, and about the areas where they’ve developed.

The 2018 interns

What's it like being an intern at Hiscox?

We caught up with some of the summer 2018 interns to ask them what they thought of their time at Hiscox in the hope they might inspire the interns of tomorrow.