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We have lots of great work experience placements available for our members and their families through our Insight into Work programme

The aim of Insight into Work is to provide members and their families with experience of work at any point in their career. So far, we’ve welcomed mostly those looking for experience while still in education, but it could be that you’ve taken a career break and want to try something new. You could also be simply wondering if another career might be better suited to your abilities – playing to people’s strengths is something we’re all about at Royal London.

Our placements

Opportunities are available in various teams, and each placement will have its own duration and availability date. The options available include:

  • A full-time four-week Work Taster placement
  • An Educational Work Experience placement
Work Taster placement (four to six weeks)

The four-week Work Taster placement is designed to provide you with a detailed insight into a role where you will perform tasks and work as part of a team. Your placement will provide you with the necessary access and support from your team and will be paid at a real living wage rate. This placement is ideal for anyone who is looking for a more in-depth experience. If you wish to apply for paid placement, please submit your application at least 10 weeks in advance of your suggested start date.

Educational Work Experience placement (one or two weeks)

The Educational Work Experience placement is designed to provide you with insight into a role through observing the team performing their day-to-day work. Your placement will provide you with support from your team and Line Manager, and you will receive a reimbursement of lunch and local travel costs you have incurred. This placement is ideal for anyone who is attending school, college or university. For educational institutions that only require a one-week placement, we will review these applications on a case-by-case basis.

How can you apply?

Firstly, take a look at the opportunities on offer (you'll also find more detail on the roles we're offering further down the page). When you see a placement you're interested in, click the 'Apply now' button below the table and follow the instructions to complete our application form. All you’ll need is a few details plus your member reference number, which you can find at the bottom of your member email. Remember, members can apply for themselves as well as direct family members (as long as they're over 14). 

We plan to add further opportunities throughout the year, so please keep checking the website. If you don’t happen to find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us at mbxinsight@royallondon.com.

Our opportunities are usually allocated on a first come, first served basis, so why not have a look now to secure a placement? 

Department Role Placements Location Duration Start date
Group Technology and Change Portfolio Support Officer 1 Wilmslow 4 weeks July, August or September
Group Technology and Change Portfolio Support Officer 1 Wilmslow 4 weeks July, August or September
Group Customer Services Customer Services Advisors 3 (per half year) Wilmslow or Edinburgh 1/2 weeks Flexible
Group Technology and Change PMO Analyst - Strategy Execution 1 Edinburgh 2/4 weeks Align with GPF calendar
Group Technology and Change Project Manager 2 Edinburgh 1 x 2 weeks
1 x 4 weeks
February or April
Group Technology and Change Project Manager 1 Edinburgh 4 weeks Summer
Group Technology and Change Trainee Business Analyst 1 Edinburgh 1 week 13 July
Group Technology and Change Trainee Business Analyst 1 Edinburgh 1 week 20 July
Group Technology and Change Trainee Business Analyst 1 Edinburgh 1 week 27 July
Group Technology and Change Trainee Business Analyst 1 Wilmslow 1 week 3 August
Intermediary National Support / Agency Support Co-ordinator 1 Edinburgh 2 weeks Summer
Intermediary Account Manager 1 Edinburgh 2 weeks January to March
Various Actuarial Trainee 3 Edinburgh 4 weeks Summer
Operations Fees and Charges Manager 1 Bath 4 weeks minimum Flexible

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Find out more about the roles on offer

Select the dropdown next to the role you’re interested in to see more information.

This role involves working within the Group Functions Project Management Office (PMO) team or the Consumer PMO team in the Group Technology and Change (GTC) department. It will provide the opportunity for a candidate to assist the PMO team in managing governance and supporting delivery for the Group Functions Portfolio.

This role involves working within the Group Customer Services department. It will offer experience of day-to-day customer services activities to get an understanding of customer services functions within an insurance company.

This role involves working within the Central Project Management Office (PMO) team in the Group Technology and Change (GTC) department. It will allow a candidate to gain insight into how the business change portfolio is compiled, approved and tracked through: the collation of business demand for medium term planning (MTP); preparation for, and secretariat of, the Group Prioritisation Forum; and communication to the PMO and wider GTC and business communities.

This role involves working within the Group Operations team in the Group Technology and Change (GTC) department. It will give a candidate experience of day-to-day project management activities across the lifecycle, providing exposure to a variety of project types, shadowing of project managers and attendance at meetings. Candidates will develop an understanding of how change management is controlled and governed and have line of sight to the outcomes and difference it will make to our customers.

This role involves working within the Analysis and Design team in the Group Technology and Change department. The candidate will work with more experienced business analysts to deliver detailed business designs, processes and functionality that support the business needs to the agreed timescales and quality. The accountabilities and duties are:

  • Takes responsibility for analysis for small changes or will input into larger change initiatives.
  • Works with colleagues and stakeholders to investigate operational issues, problems and opportunities.
  • Assists in identifying appropriate, effective and efficient solutions through improvements in information, technology, process or organisational change.
  • Works with colleagues to define the scope, priorities and benefits with stakeholders.
  • Uses established techniques to elicit requirements from stakeholders.
  • Assists in analysing processes and data to identify options for consideration.
  • Develops simple business models and assists in the modelling of more complex activities.
  • Documents business requirements using required standards, methods and tools.
  • Assists in defining user acceptance tests.

This role involves working within the Intermediary department. It will be split across the National Support Unit and Agency Support teams.

This role involves working within the Account Management Unit in the Intermediary department. It will give insight into a financial services sales environment, focused on business-to-business sales over the telephone between account managers and financial advisers in the UK. The environment will allow a candidate to learn about pension and protection products, as well as understand the planning and key skill requirements.

The candidate will spend time with sales managers and account managers over a two-week period, as well as look at the support functions that back up the account managers and contribute to a hugely successful sales operation.

This role involves working within various teams and departments in our Edinburgh office. It will be tailored towards students considering an Actuarial career. Key responsibilities of these teams include:

  • Undertaking technical analysis using actuarial and analytical techniques.
  • Supporting product developments and producing suitably aligned pricing strategies.
  • Monitoring the profitability and competitiveness of our propositions.
  • Carrying out investigations and data analysis to understand and improve profitability of our business.
  • Responding to technical queries from a range of key stakeholders.

This role involves working within the Fees and Charges team in the Operations department. It will allow the candidate to follow the lifecycle of an account (including stages such as ‘Set Me Up’, ‘Dealing’, ‘Live with Me’, ‘Fees and Charges’, ‘Divs/CA’ and ‘Let Me Go’). A candidate joining for a 4-week placement would be able to work on some of the team's daily and weekly tasks.

Hear from our candidates!

Who'd be better than our previous work experience candidates to tell you what it's like to do a placement with us? Read our work experience Q&As to hear from people who've taken part in the programme. 

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