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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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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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The insurance industry - tackling fraud

Blog | Kayne Sheppard | Friday 07 February 2014, 4:01PM

My work within International Regulatory Risk has brought me into contact with some captivating fraud cases, which highlight the ever-evolving threat the industry faces from fraudsters, and the industry’s attempts to remain one step ahead in their defences.

Kayne Sheppard

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Stories from the silver room

Blog | Devki Patel | Friday 24 January 2014, 2:05PM

As you will be aware, Lloyd’s celebrated its 325th anniversary last year. However, you may be less familiar with the hidden treasures and impressive stories that make up Lloyd’s long history.

Devki Patel

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The skill of the broker

Blog | Stuart Hollins | Thursday 16 January 2014, 4:53PM

Having emerged from my three week secondment at Clyde & Co enthused by the technical and potentially litigious nature of the insurance industry, I have moved on to my next placement – at broker Willis – keen to understand more about how coverage is negotiated and policies are placed.

Stuart Hollins

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On the other side...

Blog | Devki Patel | Wednesday 08 January 2014, 8:47AM

I am still astounded at how different my life is in comparison to last year. Looking back I had quite a journey prior to joining Lloyd’s. After university I pursued a number of interests including financial news, law and travelling. Finally, I followed a path that led me to discover a career in insurance at Lloyd’s of London.

Devki Patel

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Lifting the lid on law and litigation in insurance

Blog | Stuart Hollins | Friday 03 January 2014, 11:01AM

The nature of the insurance industry and the constant scope for dispute and disagreement in the event of a claim means the threat of legal proceedings is never far away. However, it is an aspect which is frequently overlooked – particularly by the average consumer.

Stuart Hollins

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The secrets of Leadenhall market

Blog | Hector Witt | Friday 20 December 2013, 3:30PM

Anyone working in the insurance part of the City will be well acquainted with Leadenhall Market but there is more to this little gem than meets the eye.

Hector Witt

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