Insight into Work 2019: applications now open

Our Insight into Work programme gives members and their families the opportunity to gain valuable experience at Royal London

We launched our Insight into Work scheme in 2017 to give members and their direct families the opportunity to take part in work experience at Royal London. This is the third year we’re offering work experience opportunities exclusively to our members, with the programme open to anyone aged 14 and above, whatever stage of life or career they may be at.

Over the last two years, we’ve provided 36 of you and your family members with work experience placements – whether that’s been for one or two-week’s observation or a full four-week work placement. In 2017, one of our member work experience placements even secured a permanent role at Royal London – you can read more about this in our article.

What placements are available?

We currently have over 30 placements available this year. Opportunities are available in various teams throughout Royal London, and each placement will have its own duration and availability date. The options available include:

Four week Work Taster placement

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 minimum wage rate. This placement is ideal for anyone who is looking for a more in-depth experience.

One or two-week Educational Work Experience placement

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?

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.

So, take a look at our opportunities on offer and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us at mbxinsight@royallondon.com. We plan to add further opportunities throughout the year, so please keep checking the members website.

Our opportunities are usually allocated on a first come, first served basis, so why not have a look now to secure a placement? To apply, all you’ll need is a few details plus your member reference number, which you can find at the bottom of your Member Update email.

Department Role Places Location Duration Start Date
Group Technology & Change Project Management Office work shadowing 1 Wilmslow 2-4 weeks H1 2019
Group Technology & Change Portfolio Management Office work shadowing 1 Wilmslow 2-4 weeks H1 2019
Group Operations Customer Service Consultant 3 Wilmslow 4 weeks Summer 2019
Risk & Compliance Compliance Monitoring 1 Edinburgh/Wilmslow 2-4 weeks Summer 2019
Risk & Compliance Project Management 1 Edinburgh 4 weeks June or September (not August)
Procurement Procurement Administration 1 Wilmslow 4 weeks Summer 2019
Intermediary Administration National Sales Unit 1 Edinburgh 2-4 weeks June 2019
Organisational Development & Talent Talent - Project role 1 Wilmslow 4 weeks June 2019
Legacy Proposition Adminstration 1 Wilmslow 4 weeks Summer 2019
RLAM - Equities Work shadowing 2-3 London 2 weeks Summer 2019
RLAM - Property Work shadowing 2 London 2 weeks Summer 2019
RLAM - Multi Asset Work shadowing 2 London 2 weeks Summer 2019
RLAM - Fixed Income Work shadowing 2 London 2 weeks Summer 2019
RLAM - Operations Work shadowing 1 London 2 weeks Summer 2019
RLAM - Distribution Work shadowing 3 London 2 weeks June - Sept 2019
RLAM - Finance Work shadowing 1 London 4 weeks June - September 2019
1st Line Risk 1st Line Risk Analysts 2 Edinburgh 2 weeks March - September 2019
1st Line Risk 1st Line Risk Analysts 2 Edinburgh 4 weeks March - September 2019
Intermediary - Pricing Actuaries Actuarial Analyst 2 Edinburgh 4 weeks Summer 2019
Group Operations (Pensions) Customer Service Consultant 3 Edinburgh 4 weeks plus Summer 2019
Group Operations (Pensions) Customer Service Consultant 2 Edinburgh 1-2 weeks Summer 2019
Group Operations (Protection) Customer Service Consultant 2 Edinburgh 4 weeks plus Summer 2019
Group Operations (Protection) Customer Service Consultant 1 Edinburgh 1-2 weeks Summer 2019

Department: Group Technology & Change
Role: Project Management Office work shadowing
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 2-4 weeks
Start Date: H1 2019

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Group Technology & Change

Group Technology & Change provides IT and Change support and services across the Group. We work closely with the business to set standards and support them in successfully delivering their business plans and Group strategic initiatives.



Project Management Office work shadowing

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Department: Group Technology & Change
Role: Portfolio Management Office work shadowing
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 2-4 weeks
Start Date: H1 2019

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Group Technology & Change

Group Technology & Change provides IT and Change support and services across the Group. We work closely with the business to set standards and support them in successfully delivering their business plans and Group strategic initiatives.



Portfolio Management Office work shadowing

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Department: Group Operations
Role: Customer Service Consultant
Places: 3
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Group Operations

Group Operations look after the needs of all customers in Customer Services, ranging from setting up pensions for individuals and employers to paying out claims. Our Customer Relations and Quality Assurance areas are responsible for the investigation and resolution of all complaints received by the Group and checking the quality of the work we do. We also have a team who help us fix historic customer service issues and implement improvements to prevent future problems.



Customer Service Consultant

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Department: Risk & Compliance
Role: Compliance Monitoring
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 2-4 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Risk & Compliance

The purpose of Group Risk & Compliance is to drive open and honest conversation across Royal London to secure the best outcomes and experience for our customers and members. We achieve this through the provision of respected education, advice and guidance and strong independent challenge to Royal London. Group Risk & Compliance provides respected assurance to the Board and maintains a strong and positive relationship with our regulators.



Compliance Monitoring

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Department: Risk & Compliance
Role: Project Management
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: June or September (not August)

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Risk & Compliance

The purpose of Group Risk & Compliance is to drive open and honest conversation across Royal London to secure the best outcomes and experience for our customers and members. We achieve this through the provision of respected education, advice and guidance and strong independent challenge to Royal London. Group Risk & Compliance provides respected assurance to the Board and maintains a strong and positive relationship with our regulators.



Project Management

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Department: Procurement
Role: Procurement Administration
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Procurement

Work with RL through early and close collaboration to help source suppliers that meet the needs of the business. Delivering long-term supplier relationships to optimise service delivery and performance. Achieve value for money for the Group. Help drive innovation through how we engage and manage suppliers. Source suppliers through the Royal London Sourcing Process to ensure a fair process and manage risk. Maintain the highest standards of professionalism, competency and integrity.



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Department: Intermediary
Role: Administration National Sales Unit
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 2-4 weeks
Start Date: June 2019

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Intermediary

The Intermediary Pensions business really believes in delivering sound financial advice and is committed to distributing via expert intermediaries. The Intermediary Protection proposition offers customers the right protection insurance at the right time. The vision is to give customers products and a service that’s easy to recommend and gives the best customer experiences and outcomes.



Administration National Sales Unit

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Department: Organisational Development & Talent
Role: Talent - Project role
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: June 2019

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Organisational Development & Talent

The People Team are responsible for ensuring our people are supported with the correct strategies, policies, procedures and culture. Areas they cover include reward and benefits, recruitment and selection and making sure the business operates within the current employment legislative framework.



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Department: Legacy
Role: Proposition Adminstration
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Legacy

The Royal London Legacy Division is responsible for delivering exceptional customer outcomes to approximately 6 million policy holders across 500 products. Our Division manages the Group’s closed-book products. These are products that are no longer sold but that many customers still regularly pay into. The products we manage are Pensions, Life Insurance, Protection and Investment products, and our customers originally bought these products from many different brands, including Royal London, Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS), Refuge Assurance, Royal Liver, United Friendly and Canterbury Life. Our division is made up of around 35 people with expertise in these product types, and is supported by other Group divisions including Group Customer Services, Group Technology & Change and Group Finance.



Proposition Adminstration

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Department: RLAM - Equities
Role: Work shadowing
Places: 2-3
Location: {location}
Duration: 2 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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RLAM - Equities

RLAM is one of the UK's leading asset management companies, investing on behalf of a wide range of pension fund, intermediary and private clients. We have a proven track record of delivering investment management services across all major asset classes; fixed income, equities, property and cash. With around £118.9bn of asssets under management (as at 30 September 2018) we can offer a choice of pooled investment vehicles or bespoke, segregated solutions to meet our clients needs.



Work shadowing

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Department: RLAM - Property
Role: Work shadowing
Places: 2
Location: {location}
Duration: 2 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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RLAM - Property

RLAM is one of the UK's leading asset management companies, investing on behalf of a wide range of pension fund, intermediary and private clients. We have a proven track record of delivering investment management services across all major asset classes; fixed income, equities, property and cash. With around £118.9bn of asssets under management (as at 30 September 2018) we can offer a choice of pooled investment vehicles or bespoke, segregated solutions to meet our clients needs.



Work shadowing

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Department: RLAM - Multi Asset
Role: Work shadowing
Places: 2
Location: {location}
Duration: 2 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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RLAM - Multi Asset

RLAM is one of the UK's leading asset management companies, investing on behalf of a wide range of pension fund, intermediary and private clients. We have a proven track record of delivering investment management services across all major asset classes; fixed income, equities, property and cash. With around £118.9bn of asssets under management (as at 30 September 2018) we can offer a choice of pooled investment vehicles or bespoke, segregated solutions to meet our clients needs.



Work shadowing

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Department: RLAM - Fixed Income
Role: Work shadowing
Places: 2
Location: {location}
Duration: 2 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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RLAM - Fixed Income

RLAM is one of the UK's leading asset management companies, investing on behalf of a wide range of pension fund, intermediary and private clients. We have a proven track record of delivering investment management services across all major asset classes; fixed income, equities, property and cash. With around £118.9bn of asssets under management (as at 30 September 2018) we can offer a choice of pooled investment vehicles or bespoke, segregated solutions to meet our clients needs.



Work shadowing

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Department: RLAM - Operations
Role: Work shadowing
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 2 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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RLAM - Operations

RLAM is one of the UK's leading asset management companies, investing on behalf of a wide range of pension fund, intermediary and private clients. We have a proven track record of delivering investment management services across all major asset classes; fixed income, equities, property and cash. With around £118.9bn of asssets under management (as at 30 September 2018) we can offer a choice of pooled investment vehicles or bespoke, segregated solutions to meet our clients needs.



Work shadowing

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Department: RLAM - Distribution
Role: Work shadowing
Places: 3
Location: {location}
Duration: 2 weeks
Start Date: June - Sept 2019

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RLAM - Distribution

RLAM is one of the UK's leading asset management companies, investing on behalf of a wide range of pension fund, intermediary and private clients. We have a proven track record of delivering investment management services across all major asset classes; fixed income, equities, property and cash. With around £118.9bn of asssets under management (as at 30 September 2018) we can offer a choice of pooled investment vehicles or bespoke, segregated solutions to meet our clients needs.



Work shadowing

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Department: RLAM - Finance
Role: Work shadowing
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: June - September 2019

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RLAM - Finance

RLAM is one of the UK's leading asset management companies, investing on behalf of a wide range of pension fund, intermediary and private clients. We have a proven track record of delivering investment management services across all major asset classes; fixed income, equities, property and cash. With around £118.9bn of asssets under management (as at 30 September 2018) we can offer a choice of pooled investment vehicles or bespoke, segregated solutions to meet our clients needs.



Work shadowing

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Department: 1st Line Risk
Role: 1st Line Risk Analysts
Places: 2
Location: {location}
Duration: 2 weeks
Start Date: March - September 2019

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1st Line Risk

The Intermediary Pensions business really believes in delivering sound financial advice and is committed to distributing via expert intermediaries. The Intermediary Protection proposition offers customers the right protection insurance at the right time. The vision is to give customers products and a service that’s easy to recommend and gives the best customer experiences and outcomes.



1st Line Risk Analysts

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Department: 1st Line Risk
Role: 1st Line Risk Analysts
Places: 2
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: March - September 2019

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1st Line Risk

The Intermediary Pensions business really believes in delivering sound financial advice and is committed to distributing via expert intermediaries. The Intermediary Protection proposition offers customers the right protection insurance at the right time. The vision is to give customers products and a service that’s easy to recommend and gives the best customer experiences and outcomes.



1st Line Risk Analysts

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Department: Intermediary - Pricing Actuaries
Role: Actuarial Analyst
Places: 2
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Intermediary - Pricing Actuaries

Supporting product development and producing suitably aligned pricing strategies. Carrying out regular re-pricing including the derivation of premium rates and preperation of pricing reports. Monitoring the profitability and competitiveness of our propositions. Carrying out investigations to understand and improve the profitability of our business. Responding to technical pricing queries from a range of stakeholders.



Actuarial Analyst

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Department: Group Operations (Pensions)
Role: Customer Service Consultant
Places: 3
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks plus
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Group Operations (Pensions)

Group Operations look after the needs of all customers in Customer Services, ranging from setting up pensions for individuals and employers to paying out claims. Our Customer Relations and Quality Assurance areas are responsible for the investigation and resolution of all complaints received by the Group and checking the quality of the work we do. We also have a team who help us fix historic customer service issues and implement improvements to prevent future problems.



Customer Service Consultant

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Department: Group Operations (Pensions)
Role: Customer Service Consultant
Places: 2
Location: {location}
Duration: 1-2 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Group Operations (Pensions)

Group Operations look after the needs of all customers in Customer Services, ranging from setting up pensions for individuals and employers to paying out claims. Our Customer Relations and Quality Assurance areas are responsible for the investigation and resolution of all complaints received by the Group and checking the quality of the work we do. We also have a team who help us fix historic customer service issues and implement improvements to prevent future problems.



Customer Service Consultant

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Department: Group Operations (Protection)
Role: Customer Service Consultant
Places: 2
Location: {location}
Duration: 4 weeks plus
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Group Operations (Protection)

Group Operations look after the needs of all customers in Customer Services, ranging from setting up pensions for individuals and employers to paying out claims. Our Customer Relations and Quality Assurance areas are responsible for the investigation and resolution of all complaints received by the Group and checking the quality of the work we do. We also have a team who help us fix historic customer service issues and implement improvements to prevent future problems.



Customer Service Consultant

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Department: Group Operations (Protection)
Role: Customer Service Consultant
Places: 1
Location: {location}
Duration: 1-2 weeks
Start Date: Summer 2019

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Group Operations (Protection)

Group Operations look after the needs of all customers in Customer Services, ranging from setting up pensions for individuals and employers to paying out claims. Our Customer Relations and Quality Assurance areas are responsible for the investigation and resolution of all complaints received by the Group and checking the quality of the work we do. We also have a team who help us fix historic customer service issues and implement improvements to prevent future problems.



Customer Service Consultant

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