My interaction with Lloyd’s first began when I was awarded the Lloyd’s University Bursary in 2021. The bursary programme allows students from under-privileged backgrounds in London to study outside the capital city for university with financial support for three years. This has been incredibly beneficial for me; I am able to focus on my studies at Kent University during term time and use my summers to gain experience.
As a charity partner, SEO London advertises internship opportunities to their candidates, including Bursary recipients, at Lloyd’s and within the Lloyd’s Market.
I am incredibly thankful to have such opportunities from Lloyd’s – the student bursary, as well as a seven-week internship in the Global Community Engagement team.
The GCE team handles Lloyd’s charitable projects and funds. I have been supporting the team with events, as well as producing internal and external communications for corporate volunteering stories.
I have gone through an incredible journey throughout this internship. I learned first-hand what the GCE team does on a day-to-day basis. With the Lloyd’s Foundation being launched yesterday, I feel I have arrived at the turning point of Lloyd’s charitable projects.
What surprised me about my internship was its flexibility. I came in with a general idea of what I would be involved in and thought I would only stay within my remit. In my initial two weeks, I supported the team with writing summaries of charity partners and respective beneficiaries as well as case studies to prepare for the Lloyd’s Foundation launch. Alongside these, I took on additional opportunities when they came my way as time progressed.