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Internships

Plans for the summer holidays? 

You could go fruit picking, work in your local supermarket, do a bit of travel (adding more weight to your student debt), 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. You will spend a stimulating and rewarding summer gaining an understanding of how a modern, international insurance business operates, as well as getting experience of the wider insurance scene.

We offer a small number of high-quality intern placements in the UK every year across Underwriting, Claims, Operations, Finance and Actuarial. Most are based in London, with some in York and Colchester, Essex. There’s stiff competition, but if you’re bright and you’re keen, we’d love to hear from you.

What you can expect

Our interns:

  1. get paid a market rate
    You will be paid £21,500 pro-rata (e.g. £21,500 is the amount you’d earn if you were doing the job for a year). No internship should expect you to work for nothing or below market rates.
     
  2. make a difference
    You will get involved with work and projects that make a real difference to our business.
     
  3. learn from the best
    You will work with and learn from some of the best insurance professionals around.
     
  4. develop style and substance
    You will get valuable training on delivering presentations as well as practical help with business essential IT applications such as Microsoft Excel.
     
  5. learn to work as a team
    You will get an opportunity to work together with your fellow interns on a team project.
     
  6. make the best of their summer
    You will develop a feeling of accomplishment to share when you return to college and find out what your student friends did with their summer. 

What qualifications do I need?

Our programme is open to current students in their penultimate year who are planning to return to undergraduate or postgraduate studies following the internship.

To qualify for our programme, we expect you to have a solid academic record with UK GCSE Maths and English Grade B (or international equivalent), and 120 UCAS points or 300 UCAS points (A Levels achieved prior to September 2017) or higher, from 3 A-Levels (or equivalent).  You must be on course for a least a 2.1 degree or equivalent.    

For the Actuarial Internship, candidates are required to hold the same requirement for GCSE’s along with 128 UCAS points or 320 UCAS points (A Levels achieved prior to September 2017) or higher, from 3 A-Levels (or equivalent).  

Any other requirements?

The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the country in which the role is based. Able to speak and write fluently in business English, you will also be numerate, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills while also sharing our company values.

We’ll be opening for applications for our 2020 summer internships soon. If you’d like to be notified by email of when applications open, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

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.