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Allianz Career Returners


Location: UK-wide, including Bournemouth and Guildford, Surrey

Opportunity: Supported hiring into permanent roles

Start Date: Rolling application, start date varies by role

Apply by: ASAP, closing dates are role-specific

Hello future you

Have you been taking some time out but are now ready to get back to work?

Whether you’ve been caring for family or trying something different, the Allianz Career Returners programme could give you the support you need to make it easy to get back into your stride.

Allianz don’t think that a career gap should stop you achieving your goals. They know that career returners bring additional skills to their business. Different ways of thinking and fresh perspectives are critical in solving the challenges they may face. Companies with diverse teams outperform those without them.

How does the programme work?

Allianz, together with LV=General Insurance (LV=GI) their strategic partners, welcome returner applications for any of their current vacancies. The Allianz Career Returners team is there to support your application. They will liaise with the hiring manager, give you feedback on your application and answer any questions you have along the way.

Successful returner candidates will start directly into a permanent role. You will receive a competitive salary package, together with bespoke coaching sessions from Career Returners (previously Women Returners). You’ll also be given a business-based mentor, as well as opportunities to network with other returners and the wider business.

In 2017, Allianz became the first UK insurer to create a programme to help those who’ve taken extended career breaks, and as a result they now have a strong Returner Alumni network.

Victoria, Senior Project Manager

Victoria returned to work as a Senior Project Manager at Allianz Insurance in Guildford after a five-year career break. She works with different areas of the business to deliver any changes they need. These changes might be process improvements, technology changes or regulatory changes. Victoria is responsible for planning these projects and making sure they are delivered. The successful delivery of change projects helps Allianz to improve and move forward as a business. Read Victoria’s full story here

Who are Allianz looking for?

Allianz and LV=GI have roles available in many different business areas and are keen to welcome experienced, talented professionals. They are looking for people who have the same customer focus as they do and who:

  • Meet the skill and experience requirements for the role vacancy
  • Have been out of the workplace for at least two years and who are looking to step back into the workplace and refresh their technical skills
  • Are enthusiastic about professional development and networking with other returners and the wider business

Flexible working

Allianz believes in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of their customers with your personal circumstances and their business requirements. Their aim with this is to help innovation and creativity, and you to thrive.

Helping you achieve a good work life balance is important to them. Many of the Allianz colleagues work flexibly, including part time hours and/or job shares, and they can discuss these opportunities with you.

About them

Allianz is proud to be one of the most trusted insurance companies, with a workforce as diverse as the world itself. Allianz has 28 offices across the UK with their Head Office situated in Guildford, Surrey and the LV=GI Head Office in Bournemouth.

Allianz is a global company, but from the very first day you join their team you’ll know that your contributions are valued. They offer world-class learning and career development opportunities and celebrate an inclusive culture.

They offer commercial insurance with a full range of products for sole traders, right up to large commercial organisations. They also provide a range of personal insurance including, home and motor, musical, legal expenses insurance and cover for pets and horses.

Find out more about Allianz Insurance and LV=GI

How to apply

You can apply for any of the Allianz and LV=GI open vacancies that interest you and that you feel you would be suitable for. You can do this by clicking onto the careers sites:

Allianz Insurance


Once you have submitted your application, let the Allianz and LV=GI Returner Team know your name and email and which role you have applied for by contacting them at stating ‘Returner Application’ in the subject. This will allow the team to add you to their returner network and support your application.

Should you have any questions about the programme please email

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