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Meet Our Graduates

Eliza’s Story

Eliza is an adventurer at heart. Her adventurous spirit led her to the The Big Lift in 2013, an eight day voluntary expedition which involved travelling to rural communities between Sydney and Brisbane to engaging in community service projects. Eliza has applied this same spirit to her Graduate role at Allianz, enjoying the experience of meeting new people and learning new skills through her rotations.

Eliza has maximised the opportunities of the Graduate Program whilst being at Allianz, from volunteering with her Graduate team at the Royal Rehab Centre to working towards her Charted Accountant (CA) qualification.

“The Graduate Program has challenged me to enhance my potential through public speaking, personal development workshops and on-the-job experiences. I’ve particularly enjoyed the opportunity to learn from and spend time with Niran (Niran Peiris, Managing Director) and my fellow Graduates as part of the program.”

“The openness and enthusiasm of my managers and co-workers helped me to quickly feel a part of the team.”

“I have benefited from the support Allianz has provided to help me complete my Accounting accreditation. I have also taken advantage of employee discounts on health insurance and retailers – everyone loves a bit of retail therapy!”

Fan’s Story

Fan is a self-confessed numbers person. She came first in the New South Wales HSC for Maths extension 1 and has found her niche in the Graduate Program at Allianz.

The Insurance Industry has provided Fan with endless opportunities to apply her natural problem solving skills, and come up with innovative approaches. Graduates complete structured rotations in different departments, and Fan has enjoyed the opportunity to learn alongside her peers.

But it is not all work and no play. Fan loves her fitness and cycles on weekends, goes on road trips and loves exploring the world and different cultures.

“Allianz offers one of the best Graduate Programs in Insurance as it selects only top tier graduates coming from diverse backgrounds. You really feel part of a close knit group that is offered abundant opportunities to grow and challenge yourself.”

“I’ve enjoyed having a senior manager as my Sponsor, who has mentored and assisted me with my professional development.”

Jon’s Story

When Jon isn’t on the cricket pitch for the Coogee Bay Rebels, he is busy learning all about the different areas of Insurance on the Allianz Graduate Program.

Jon has enjoyed being part of the Graduate team, gaining a holistic view of the Allianz business and meeting a wide array of Senior Management. He has thrived on the variety of development and networking opportunities he has encountered since joining.

Whilst at University Jon pursued his keen interest in politics and labor relations and went abroad to study in the USA at Cornell University. He made the most of University life, organizing large conferences and making a difference through his work with the UNSW United Nations (UN) Society. He is also a proud fan of good country music.

“My Senior Manager sponsor has been instrumental in helping me map out my career development plan.”

“It feels good knowing that your feedback and input is valued. From day one I’ve been able to get stuck into meaningful work and know that I’m making a difference. Everyone is generous with their time and happy to provide advice.”

“Allianz respects work-life balance and encourages wellbeing, which is important to me”

Sanjana’s Story

If Sanjana isn’t chasing her cattle dog Rex around her backyard she is spending her time giving back to her community and volunteering for Westmead Children’s Hospital, Price of Wales Hospital and St Vincent De Paul.

Sanjana loves being a part of an environment here at Allianz where she doesn’t need to leave her personality at the front door. She has thrived from being able to use her inquisitive mind, ask questions, take on tough challenges and the freedom Allianz has given her to explore new concepts and ideas.

During her younger years she lived and studied in Saudi Arabia. Whilst studying at UNSW she was an active contributor to the Indian Student and Finance Student societies which she gained a lot from.

“The ability to rotate around the business exposes me to new challenges and allows me to have a holistic understanding of our business and our values”

“As part of the Allianz Graduate Program the personal and professional learning opportunities seem limitless. We have a great balance of formal education through workshops and study options and also support for personal development”

“The icing on the cake however is the support team and the quality mentors who are willing to give their time to invest in your personal growth”