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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 from 26th June – 18th August 2023.

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 four stages to the recruitment process for the Hiscox summer internship scheme:

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

Please note that your responses to the application form questions are reviewed and scored. It is important that you research and answer the questions thoroughly, and that you ensure your communication is clear, to give yourself the best opportunity in the application process.

Applications for 2023 summer internship programme have now closed. If you would like to be notified when applications for our 2024 summer internship programme open, please email [email protected].

A fair and inclusive selection process is important to us. Please email [email protected] if you have any reasonable adjustments which you would like us to take into account.

Considering an internship at Hiscox?

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

Interns 2019 - what they said about the programme

Michael - intern

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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.