Getting global after graduation

Do you have wanderlust (a strong desire to travel)? If you think a career in insurance would hold you back from exploring the world, think again. A lot of insurance companies are international, so business trips and opportunities to work overseas are not unordinary. Most insurance companies have graduate programs, which provide the next generation of world-class professionals with the tools they need to shape the future and build satisfying careers. Some of these graduate programs also offer opportunities overseas. So, why not kill two birds with one stone and take a gap year while starting an exciting career.

Munich Re

Munich Re is an insurance group and  are leading experts on global and local risk solutions. Munich Re offers a graduate trainee program where you will learn the many different responsibilities of a leading global reinsurer. Over two years, the lucky applicants will gain the professional, methodological and social skills needed to land a permanent position at Munich Re. What makes this program so unique are the three central training modules that give graduates the opportunity to learn the trade from the ground up. The main locations for this program are Princeton, London, Milan, Munich, Johannesburg, Singapore, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. While one of these cities will be your main location, you get the opportunity to do a three-month assignment in one of 50 international offices, which will help you rapidly build an international network.


AXA is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, with 102 million customers in 56 countries. AXA has graduate programs available in Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The programs are created to develop and challenge you to become a successful future leader. Graduates take on meaningful roles tied to AXA’s purpose of empowering people to live a better life and contribute in a substantial way. The program is designed to give graduates the necessary skills to take on more daring roles and guarantees a dedicated learning journey to do so. The program is looking for ambitious individuals who are leaders — as well as team-spirited, and customer and results focused — who want to work in IT, data, HR, marketing, risk, finance and more.


Allianz is another insurance company with international opportunities for employees. It has over 140,000 employees worldwide, serving 86.3 million customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz offers a range of graduate programs for different disciplines around the globe. You will learn and get ahead quickly, while building a large network and getting to learn the culture at Allianz. The company offers graduate programs in specific fields, such as core insurance, cross-disciplinary functions, finance, IT and marketing, with so many options you are guaranteed to find your perfect fit. United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, and Russia are just some of the destinations you might find yourself in at Allianz.