Allianz Assessment DayWatch
Has anyone been to the Allianz Assessment centre? If so, what happened on the day? Im a little nervous and trying to get an idea of what to expect. Is anyone going to the one thats coming u in the next few weeks?
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I'm still waiting to hear back off my application since last year. Also recently they've completed stopped you being able to log in to your application.
Hope you have other things lined up though
Will give them a ring definately, I already sent an email about it.
It is probably the best structured assessment day I have been to, each candidate has their own time table which they stick to throughout the day. The day itself is quite long and intense, but if you are worried about this then I dont think you are ready for full time employment!!!!!
The HR staff are really nice and put you at ease throughout the day. The interviews, role play and business case/presentation all try and test YOU as an individual and how you will respond to situations you are put under. The only thing I found tough was the role play but that was because it was at the end of the day and unlike the other parts you cant really do that much prep for it, as they will try and put you off your stride and see how you can act under pressure.
My tip would just be to be yourself as it is a long day to try and keep up an act and you will get caught out eventually.
One nice touch is the level of seniority you are exposed to immediately and how well you are catered for at horsely towers. I lived a reasonable distance away and was given free travel, free overnight accomodation, all my meals for the previous day and the following (which were top standard). It is always quite scarey when you attend these assessment centres but with Allianz the pressure is immediately lessened due to the team and that you are not in competition with the other grads there, they will give you all a job if you are good enough.
Do not hesitate in applying, but remember to be confident and especially on the role play seek to solve problems not create conflicts!
Thanks for your tips! I will be attending an AC with Allianz this Wednesday, I think the structure of the AC is the same as you did 2 years ago. I just wonder for the business cases analysis and presentation, was there a time limit for the presentation? And how much time you have got to prepare? More importantly, was it an individual task or group work? Cheers! ~
Not sure about the last couple of years but I just got invited to the assessment centre in Feb and it looks like it comprises an interview, business case, presentation, then group exercise. Based on everyone else's replies it doesn't look like it's changed much over the years.
Looks like the 'business case' is the role play where you play the role of a recent Allianz joiner and analyse some information which then leads on to the presentation part.
I've applied for the Underwriting scheme, I'm assuming you went for Actuarial based on your username?