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Allianz Worldwide Care Recruitment Fair

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Allianz Worldwide Care Recruitment Fair

Monday, January 26, 2015 

Allianz Worldwide Care Recruitment Fair

Health and life insurer Allianz Worldwide Care is holding a recruitment fair in Dublin this week to help fill 120 vacancies across a number of departments

The event will take place on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 from 3pm to 8pm at The Gibson Hotel, The Point Village, Dublin 1.

The recruitment event follows the announcement of 100 jobs in December 2014. The company is now urgently seeking client-focused candidates to join its claims, helpline and client services teams, located at Park West Business Campus, Dublin 12.

NOTE: Anyone who cannot attend the event can apply online.

Allianz is interested in meeting candidates with English only, but also has a particular requirement for applicants who are fluent in one or more of the following languages:

  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese

Interested candidates are advised to bring along their CV and "plenty of enthusiasm".

The company’s head of human resources, Claire Cusack, said she believes that the best way to address the company’s current scale of recruitment is to host its own recruitment event this month.

The recruitment process for the 100 jobs announced last month has already started and the company hopes to identify additional candidates for these roles at the event on Wednesday.

“We invite anyone with the relevant skills and languages who is interested in joining a fast-paced, multinational company to come and speak to us at The Gibson Hotel on 28 January,” said Cusack. “We offer a multicultural, client-focused environment where people can develop long term careers.

Benefits Package 

The attractive benefits package includes:

  • Travel subsidy
  • Health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • Disability benefit
  • Subsidised car and home insurance 
  • Childcare allowance

“The company is a proud recipient of the Excellence Through People Award since 2009 and a key reason for this is because we take staff performance, support and development seriously, ”commented Claire Cusack. 

About Allianz Worldwide Care

Allianz Worldwide Care is the international health and life insurance division of Allianz Worldwide Partners and part of the Allianz Group, which serves more than 75 million customers in over 70 countries worldwide and provides insurance solutions for health, life and disability on a global scale.

To view a list of current vacancies with Allianz Worldwide Care click here


The CareersPortal Team