Hundreds of opportunities across 70 countries. Allianz has a lot to offer to graduates looking for a challenging and rewarding career. Mattheus Waldthaler, Executive Assistant, and Dr. Diana Seibold, Executive Learning Manager tell us about their journeys.
Q: What attracted you to Allianz as an employer?
DS: For me it has always been the unique range of opportunities. From banking and insurance to HR and marketing. And the mix of nationalities, backgrounds, ages etc. That makes every day work really interesting and inspiring.
MW: My choice for Allianz had to do with the fact that I wanted to work within capital markets. In my current role as a chief executive assistant to the chief investment officer at Allianz Investment Management SE I get insight into the very heart of what we do in investment management.
Q: What do you do as an executive assistant and what about the career paths at Allianz?
MW: I support the CIO in everything from preparing presentations to working with larger projects. I recently finished an analysis of private equity funds. Through the project I gained a lot of expertise, which would enable me to move into this area when I am done with this role.
DS: There are two main career paths at Allianz: One is to become a people manager. The other is to specialize and work as an expert. But you can always change your focus. The most important thing is that you want to be challenged and grow with us. In order to make sure we use the full potential of our talents we put a great emphasis on training and learning.
Q: Diana you have been here for 12 years. Can you tell us a little bit about your career?
DS: In 2000 I started in HR marketing and became team leader of this new built team. After that I worked as team leader in marketing/communication at Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt. And then I came back here to Munich as senior consultant in the internal consulting unit. The next step was a position as a department head for training and communication for five years. In September I joined the Group Human Resources team at Allianz’s global headquarters.
Q: And you have continued with training in your current role. Can you tell us a little bit about what kind of trainings you offer?
DS: One example is our Corporate University “Allianz Management Institute (AMI Group)”, where we have trainings for Allianz executives, international leaders or experts. In addition to that we founded the AMI SE Academy this year. There we have trainings and e-Learnings for every employee at Allianz SE.
Q: What is important for you in your working life, Mattheus?
MW: For me it is important to always be challenged and learn in my job. I need to feel like I am constantly developing. In the future, I would like to go abroad, perhaps to South America or Asia.