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An internship at Hiscox can be eye-opening and rewarding – there’s much more to insurance than you might think…

As an intern at Hiscox, you won’t spend your summer twiddling your thumbs. You’ll gain an understanding of how an international, specialist insurance company operates, be set challenging and meaningful work and have an opportunity to develop key business skills.

What can I expect as an intern?

Real work, real responsibility, and the opportunity to make a difference. Alongside getting involved in varied work and projects, you’ll have the chance to meet, learn from, and work with senior people in the business. Your line manager will guide and challenge you and your graduate buddy will support you in your internship journey.

There’ll be plenty of on-the-job learning guided by our experienced and respected insurance professionals, as well as structured training, business insight sessions and networking opportunities throughout your time with us.

In addition to your individual work and projects, you’ll also get the opportunity to work together with your fellow interns on a team project, presenting the results to the wider business. Through this project you’ll be able to develop your team working skills and gain an insight into a different part of the business.

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 (i.e. £21,500 is the amount you’d earn if you were doing the job for a year).  Internships are 8 weeks long and take place during July and August 2021.

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.

In 2020, we ran our first ever virtual internship. While we’re hoping that we’ll be back in the office in summer 2021, nothing is guaranteed in the current climate and interns need to be flexible, adaptable, and willing to rise to the challenge. 

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. In other words, if you’re a university student who is due to graduate from an Undergraduate or Master’s degree in 2022, we’d love to hear from you.

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.

Recruitment Process

There are five stages to the recruitment process for the Hiscox summer internship scheme:

  • CV & Application Form
  • Online Psychometric Testing
  • Video Assessment
  • Competency-based Interview via Webex
  • Final Stage Interview via Webex

You will be advised on the status of your application throughout the recruitment process. All stages of the recruitment process will be virtual.

When you apply, you will be required to submit your CV and answer three written questions. Please note, we review your responses using a points system. It is important that you research and answer the questions thoroughly to give yourself the best opportunity to get through to the next stage. We recommend that you copy and paste the answers from a Word document to avoid any formatting issues.

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2021 summer internships are now closed. To register your interest for the 2022 summer internships, please email [email protected].

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Hiscox summer interns 2019

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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.