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Lloyd's graduate blog

Working at Lloyd's is not what you'd class as an ordinary experience. World events, market conditions, and even the weather can influence and change what we do. We've set up these blogs to give you an insight into what life is really like working here. Each of our bloggers bring a unique perspective as they rotate through their six month placements.

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Time signatures

Blog | Ben Rose | Friday 01 May 2015, 12:32PM

Edward Lloyd’s Coffee House appears in a London newspaper: 1688. Mozart’s last symphony: 1788. The first ever recording of classical music: 1888. Belinda Carlisle reminds a unique community of Londoners that Heaven is a Place on Earth…

Ben Rose

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Insurance: Changing Perceptions

| Lauren Hubbard | Thursday 19 March 2015, 2:57PM

Insurance…let’s be honest here, it’s not quite the ‘sexiest’ word out there.

Lauren Hubbard

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Theory into Practice

| Marcus Hawkes | Wednesday 18 March 2015, 8:29AM

Has anyone ever told you that you will never use any theory or knowledge you used at school or university?

Marcus Hawkes

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Exposing the Unexposed

Blog | Devki Patel | Friday 06 March 2015, 9:32AM

My final placement on the Generalist Programme has been at Amlin in their Underwriting Modelling team working in Exposure Management. I can safely say that this placement has opened up a whole new world for me including non-modelled risks.

Devki Patel

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Growing Lloyd's global footprint

| Joshua Hughes | Wednesday 25 February 2015, 2:11PM

Lloyd’s is not an insurance company, it is in fact a marketplace for large and specialist risks.

Joshua Hughes

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A graduate year in review

Blog | Gabija Radvilaite | Monday 22 December 2014, 2:44PM

The last time I blogged was just before we all moved into our second Corporation placements

Gabija Radvilaite

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From countryside to Corporation: my journey to Lloyd’s

| Matthew Cooper | Thursday 06 November 2014, 9:28AM

Two months have never passed so fast! Lloyd’s generalist graduates have started their first placement in the Corporation and for myself and the other Claims graduates, we are well into our broking placement.

Matthew Cooper

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The role of a loss adjuster

Blog | Hector Witt | Friday 11 April 2014, 6:24PM

Whenever I used to hear the word ‘loss adjuster’ my first thoughts were always of floods, an unwillingness to pay and a rather negative press. A recent three week placement at the loss adjuster Crawford has led me to conclude that such aspersions are wholly untrue, and unfairly cloud a profession which provides vital support to people at a moment’s notice.

Hector Witt

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Things that happen to you after six months at Lloyd's

Blog | Kayne Sheppard | Friday 21 March 2014, 1:56PM

A couple of weeks ago, the Lloyd's graduates celebrated their first six months in the Corporation. While we have all taken different placements, met different people and learned different things in the last half year, I like to think there are commonalities within our experiences, which have been ingrained within us all a little more than we may have realised. While they may not necessarily be the most technical of traits we’ll acquire in our insurance careers, here they are…

Kayne Sheppard

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All change

Blog | Gabija Radvilaite | Friday 14 February 2014, 10:52AM

We are almost six months into the generalist graduate scheme and have recently found out where our next placements within the Corporation will take us.....

Gabija Radvilaite

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