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AIG - Dublin


30 North Wall Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1

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Insurance Apprentice


Company description

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Building on 100 years of experience, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property-casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security.


About the Apprentice programme

Joining the AIG Apprentice Programme is a great way to enhance your business acumen and gain insight into a large corporation, as well as learn more about the insurance industry. Placement students are placed into substantive roles that have an immediate and integral impact on the business. You’ll specialise in one of the core industry areas – underwriting, claims, operations or direct client advice.

The Apprenticeship in Insurance Practice is a programme that runs over three years, which on successful completion, will result in the apprentice receiving a BA honours degree (level 8) in Insurance Practice awarded through Atlantic Technological University (ATU), the education provider for the programme. The Apprenticeship programme is based on an 'earn and learn' model and the cost of the course is fully funded by the Government while the employer covers the cost of the salary of the apprentice. This means that the apprentices will work full-time in a role in Dublin with one day a week on average set aside for formal learning, through a distance learning module. This role will be a three-year fixed term contract.

When you join AIG, you will receive a tailored induction and will be assigned a business supervisor and mentor to provide support throughout the scheme. We will work with you to enable you to reach your development goals and aspirations for your career at AIG. In return, we expect you to bring the commitment and drive to add significant value to the company.


About the role

  • Contributing to a positive culture of teamwork, flexibility, learning and development
  • Managing workloads to provide good service in a busy environment
  • Driving performance with the ability to work closely with leaders(s) and team(s)
  • Building strong relationships with brokers/clients and the ability to collaborate across all teams
  • Optimizing sales/renewal/rate and retention opportunities with Brokers and Sales
  • Supporting our strategy and values within the team
  • Finding solutions to difficult and challenging situations
  • Ability to review our systems and processes, finding better more effective ways to do business, while keeping the customer focus
  • Adhering to all service and reporting timelines agreed for our business


About you

You must be;

  • Focused, diligent & be committed to work and studying for a level 8 education programme at the same time
  • Able to communicate effectively (in both written and verbal form)
  • Willing to be part of a team
  • Committing to the customer
  • Take ownership & accountability for own actions and responsibilities
  • Have attention to detail and time management
  • Have the ability to manage own workload
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Aptitude to make real-time decisions based on changing information
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Problem-solving abilities


Minimum Entry Level Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Mature students – if over 23 years there are no minimum educational requirements - documented interview required
  • FETAC Level 5 qualification holders*
  • Between 18 and under 23 years – Leaving certificate, minimum of 140 points to include two honours in higher level paper and passes in Maths and English/Irish with specific requirements on grades/levels*

*More information can be viewed on the III website https://earnandlearn.ie


Interested applicants should ask themselves the following key questions before applying

  • Do I meet the minimum entry-level requirements?
  • Can I commit to a three-year contract of apprenticeship?
  • Do I have the self-motivation and time management skills to study at a BA (Hons) level and work at the same time?
  • Can I be diligent and committed to all aspects of work, training and education?
  • Do I have the ability to communicate effectively both with customers and in a team?
  • Can I take ownership and accountability for my own actions and responsibilities?


Our benefits

At AIG, we have a 100-year legacy of working to make the world a better place. And that begins with our employees. We’re proud to offer a competitive salary along with annual performance related bonus and a range of employee benefits and resources that help you protect what matters most; a company funded health care scheme, a competitive holiday allowance with an additional two company days per year, automatic enrolment into a generous defined contribution pension scheme, smarter travel options such as bike to work and tax saver travel scheme, staff discounts and wellbeing initiatives. We provide a variety of leaves for personal, health, and family needs. We also offer volunteer days, for example, the “Giving Back” program allows you to take up to 16 hours a year to volunteer in your community

We also believe in fostering our employees’ development and offer a range of learning opportunities for employees to hone their professional skills to position themselves for the next steps of their careers. AIG also has a tuition reimbursement program for eligible employees to enhance their education, skills, and knowledge in areas that relate to their current position or future positions to which they may transfer or progress.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories. At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives


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