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Meet Our Graduates

Neil's Story

When he is not running half marathons or competing in triathlons Neil can be seen early mornings, training with his outdoor fitness group. With his eyes focused on the next endurance event, Neil has used his competitive streak to raise funds for Bear Cottage at the Westmead Children’s Hospital while competing in the City2Surf. Neil has long enjoyed setting goals and achieving. He was awarded the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, a real test of endurance and commitment.

When he is not running, cycling or working Neil is actively managing his personal share portfolio. His interest was kick started when he completed an intensive Alternative Investments Summer School at the London School of Economics.

Having immersed himself in the graduate program, Neil has enjoyed the diversity of learning opportunities available. One day he is launching a new product and another setting up a new distribution partner, or presenting a financial model to the CFO of one of our international broker partners. Every day is a challenge for Neil.

“Through my experience as a graduate at Allianz, I have learned that initiative, critical thinking and emotional intelligence will enable you to conquer any business problem and deliver solutions that best fit the needs of your customers, whether they are internal or external.”

Seena's Story

Independent and resourceful, Seena moved to Australia from New Zealand to study in Melbourne. The opportunity of being offered a place in the Allianz Graduate Program brought her to Sydney where she is chasing her career aspirations.

Seena enjoys life to the full whether it’s studying, playing sport or doing charity work. From winning the best club social team in indoor netball to donating her money to the Achieving Potential Scholarship Fund (Monash University), Seena thrives on taking an active role.

The Allianz Graduate Program has provided Seena with an integrated learning approach in her rotation, supported with the networking events fostered by senior management.

“The work environment here is great. You don’t have to leave your personality at the door. Bringing in a fresh perspective as a graduate is valued as greatly as experience.”

“Sponsors and mentors have been the key towards helping me shape my career development and goals.”

Kristen's Story

If Kristen isn’t playing netball for Allianz or on the field playing hockey, she is immersed in her rotations on the Allianz Graduate Program. Gaining a broad exposure to different divisions, Kristen has valued the mentoring she’s received from her managers, who have encouraged and challenged her to perform at her best.

Kristen developed a keen interest in business while she was editor of the University of Technology magazine, Vertigo. Working to deadlines, managing a budget and conducting interviews with award winning musicians and artists, with the support of her team, gave Kristen a head start in business skills she could bring to the Graduate Program.

“One of the best things about working with Allianz is the opportunities for professional development – I have participated in public speaking workshops, completed an industry recognised qualification and attended valuable networking events.”

“It is great to work for a dynamic global organization with a wide range of career pathways and limitless options.”

Brendan's Story

An intrepid traveller, Brendan has combined his interest in agriculture with his love of adventure. Volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal for 10 weeks to working on a rice farm in Laos has given Brendan the life skills to look at life and work with a broad perspective and open mind.

Brendan’s strong service ethic has allowed him to develop a stronger awareness of the importance of Allianz customers. He finds the Graduate Program rotations offers him a wider lens on how different areas come together to provide a service for customers.

“I have most enjoyed the Lunch and Learn sessions. During these sessions a senior leader within the business presents to us about the role of their particular business unit. The question time at the end is a great chance for us to pick the brains of these leaders, who also often share insights into how their careers have progressed and any additional advice they have for us at the infancy of our careers.”