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An internship at Hiscox is a summer well spent.

Asked to sum up her recent internship at Hiscox, Chalani had nothing but good thoughts:

What really surprised me was quite how much I enjoyed it! I have heard many stories of internships at other companies where either there was nothing to do, or far too much to do. My experience however was completely different. I was given challenging work and responsibility, but I also had time to reflect on what I was learning and to enjoy the summer. A key focus at Hiscox is work-life balance, and I think this enables you to be able to do your best at work.

She said lots of other nice things too which you can read about here, but as an intern at Hiscox, you won’t spend your summer twiddling your thumbs. It’s not a non-job and you won’t be job shadowing someone. It’s a genuine challenge. You’ll get an understanding of how an international, specialist insurance company operates, be set meaningful work and have an opportunity to develop key business skills.

Join us for the summer

Join our business in the UK for the summer and you’ll meet, learn from, and work with senior people in the team you join, whether that’s underwriting, finance, claims, operations or actuarial.

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.

What else?

You’ll also work together with your fellow interns on a team project, presenting the results to the wider business; another chance to develop your team working skills and get valuable insight into a different part of the business. And when it’s all over, there’s the satisfaction of a job well done and a summer well spent, as well as the chance that a successful internship may lead – if you’re keen – to an offer to join the Hiscox graduate programme once you’ve graduated (and have been successful at final stage interview).

I’m interested, when and where is the next internship programme happening?

Our next internship programme will take place during July and August 2022 and is eight weeks long.

What qualifications do I need?

Our internships are open to students in their penultimate year who are planning to return to undergraduate or postgraduate studies for their final year following their time with us. You’ll need to be on course for a 2:1 (or already have achieved this if going on to study a masters) to apply.

Anything else?

As well as being able to show strong interpersonal skills, you’ll be good with numbers and able to speak and write fluently in business English.

And, you must, by the start of the internship, have permission to work in the UK.

What’s the recruitment process?

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

  • CV and application form
  • Online psychometric testing
  • Video assessment
  • Competency-based interview
  • Final stage interview.

How do I apply?

If it sounds like something you’d like to do and you’re keen to give your career a kick start before you’ve even left university, then we’d love to hear from you.

You’ll be able to find details of all internship opportunities here when we open for applications later on this year.

In the meantime, to register your interest and to be notified when applications open, please email [email protected].

Considering an internship at Hiscox?

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Interns 2019 - what they said about the programme

Chalani Wickremasinghe

My internship in actuarial analytics: Chalani Wickremasinghe

Chalani completed an internship in actuarial analytics with us this summer – read on to hear a bit about her experiences at Hiscox.

Louisa Chatterton

Gaining real experience from a ‘virtual internship’

Our internship programme may have looked a little different in 2020, being adapted to run remotely during the pandemic, but as Louisa Chatterton, Operations Intern, explains the experience helped her develop very real skills for her future career. On returning to university for her final year, Louisa reflected on her summer at Hiscox...