SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – SUMMER INTERN PROFILES
Over the years, our program participants have given us high marks for providing a useful, supportive and fun experience.
Bobbie Mansfield, London, 2014 cohort
“My team were very supportive throughout and were always happy to help with any queries or problems I had, and the flat hierarchical structure fostered the ability to freely approach and engage with senior employees. I have been able to develop all kinds of skills such as organization and planning (I was expected to manage my time effectively, dividing it between my own project, a group project with some of the other interns and work assigned to me by my team), interpersonal skills (networking drinks, numerous meetings and day-to-day work) and adaptability (through working with a range of different people from different parts of the business).
I have been able to gain a thorough insight into life here at XL Catlin; the summer internship is a wholly immersive experience. I felt as if XL Catlin really invested in us, and I think the internship is a fantastic opportunity to prove one’s suitability for the XL Catlin Development Program.”
Miriam Reason, London, 2014 cohort
George Paul, London, 2015 cohort
“Upon joining my team, I immediately felt included; this is largely thanks to the welcoming nature of everyone in the team, and thanks to my line manager and “buddy,” who helped introduce me to everyone. At the beginning of the eight weeks my line manager helped me to set my objectives. Although it is a formal internship with a set structure, this provides you with the opportunity to say what you want to achieve from the internship and tailor it to your needs.
Throughout, my line manager has provided me with well thought-through projects and tasks; although challenging at times, I was constantly learning. Towards the end of my time at XL Catlin, I was able to produce work which was of tangible use to the team, which was thoroughly satisfying.”
Helena Mortimer, London, 2013 cohort
Joanna Thornton, London, 2013 cohort
There was a genuinely positive culture within the company despite being in the midst of an integration process from two companies to one. There was a strong balance between working to a level of excellence and also enjoying oneself.”
Peter Keetley, London, 2015 cohort
One of the most valuable experiences of the programme was my final project presentation which was compulsory and, for me, the first time presenting to a group of professionals in a corporate environment. I do believe the presentation and feedback I was provided with was invaluable for my future career development.”
Rozalie Ryclova, London, 2015 cohort
I needed to focus on which insurer I wanted to be a part of; there were a number of companies on my radar. At least until I was invited to the assessment center. Everyone I met was very friendly and helped me feel relaxed. I knew almost immediately that it was the right place for me. It just felt right.
I have had a brilliant time on my internship. Would I want to come back as a graduate on the XL Catlin Development Program? Without doubt!”
Julian Longbottom, London, 2014 cohort