Intern FAQ

  • Can I apply by post?

    Unfortunately we don’t accept paper-based applications, as part of our assessment includes an on-line numeracy test. All applications should therefore be made on-line. However, in exceptional circumstances, we can send you a paper form.

  • How long will the assessment take?

    The assessment centres for the Summer Internship Programme last half a day.

  • I'm interested in a career in underwriting. Will I get the opportunity to take a placement in this?

    All placements on the Summer Internship Programme will be based within the Corporation of Lloyd’s (i.e. we do not second intern out to the market).

  • What development do you offer during the internship programme?

    During your internship, you’ll receive a full induction, technical and behavioural training that will give you an introduction to the insurance industry and acquire some highly transferable skills, such as developing your presence and impact. There’s also, of course, much you can learn on-the-job from the experts in your team.

  • What do you need to apply for the internship programme?

    Broadly speaking, we’re looking for people with the potential to be one of our future graduate intake. That means we’ll be looking for much the same qualities as we do in our graduate candidates. You’ll need to be in the penultimate year of your university degree and predicted to receive at least a 2:2 (or equivalent) in any degree subject. If you’re an international student, we do ask that you have a visa that remains valid after graduation. Find out more about some of the qualities we're looking for.

  • What happens after the internship programme?

    If you have successfully completed an internship and we’re impressed by your work (and you’re equally impressed with us) we may offer you a guaranteed place on the graduate scheme for the following year. Have a look at our Internship pages to find out more.

  • What is the salary for the internship programme?

    As an intern, you’ll receive a salary of £310 per week, along with a range of benefits. These include paid holiday, discounts at shops in the local area, and access to a subsidised restaurant and café on site. We also run a Community Affairs day, which you’ll have the opportunity to participate in. 

  • What provisions do you make for candidates with disabilities?

    We judge applicants purely on their ability – nothing else – and we work hard to help those with disabilities as much as possible. There’s a section on the application form where you can tell us if you need special help at any stage of the recruitment process, and give us details of any disability, so we can endeavour to meet any needs you may have.

    Lloyd's will ensure that all reasonable adjustments will be made to the assessment process to ensure that candidates with any form of disability are not disadvantaged in any way. If you need us to make any special arrangements, please advise us before coming in for an assessment centre or interview at: graduate.enquiry@lloyds.com

  • What support will I get during the internship programme?

    For Summer Interns, you’ll have the benefit of a specially-assigned ‘buddy’, who’ll show you the ropes and make sure you settle in. You’ll also have the support of your line manager and one of the HR team, both of whom will be more than happy to answer any questions and point you in the right direction.

  • What type of people are you looking for?

    In a word, you need to be exceptional. But that doesn’t mean you need to have attended a particular university or studied a particular degree subject (though we do ask you have at least a 2:2). You can find more details on who we’re looking for as well as the recruitment competencies we will assess you against.

  • When can I expect to receive an offer?

    Assessment centres for the Summer Internship Programme will run throughout April and May. Offers will then be made about five working days after each assessment centre. We recruit as we go, so we’d recommend that you get your application in early to avoid disappointment.

  • Will Lloyd's reimburse travel expenses?

    Yes – however expenses will be made in line with standard rail (no taxi’s) but make sure you keep the receipts as we’ll need them to process any expenses. We will reimburse overseas travel expenses, up to a maximum of £200.

  • Will you be attending any career events or fairs?

    Yes. We attend a number of campus careers fairs at UK universities every autumn, so that potential applicants can meet some of our people and get to know more about working for Lloyd's. Find out more by going to our Events page.

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