Member Relations Assistant (placement year)

Company/ Firm Name

Association of British Insurers


London, UK

Published Date

2 November 2021

About the job:

We’re looking for a Member Relations Assistant to join us for their sandwich placement year.

Your team will help you gain real insight into working in the corporate world. You’ll be in the unique position of communicating with everyone at the ABI – from the Director General to the Assistant population – and you’ll be their prime point of contact for all-things member related. To find out more from some of our previous interns, visit:

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Please note this is a 12-month fixed term contract and is being offered as a sandwich placement starting in June 2022.

Your role:

During your time with us, you will be:

  • Carrying out research and monitoring ongoing developments within ABI member companies and effectively communicating developments and information internally to ABI colleagues;

  • Working collaboratively with ABI colleagues, particularly in Events, Finance and Directorate Support to ensure accurate data is collated;

  • Contributing to the development of our Associate Member strategy by undertaking high quality research and data analysis of opportunities in the insurance market, and the related business communities;

  • Supporting the Events Team with the efficient running of member events (c.50 per year!);

  • Helping maintain the ABI member information and insight through updating the member profiles.

Why the ABI?

  • You’ll gain real-life work experience and make a meaningful contribution to the ABI’s work – you’re part of a friendly, supportive team from day one.

  • You’ll receive regular guidance to support your development through one to ones with your line manager and our performance review process.

  • You have endless learning opportunities – whether it’s getting involved in a project, attending one of our learning events or joining a training course – we’ll help you make the most of your time with us.

  • Diversity and inclusion is important to us. We’ve designed our recruitment process to be as inclusive and fair as possible and have done a huge amount of work to ensure our workplace supports diversity.

  • You can join in the social side of ABI life – our Sports and Social and Health and Wellbeing committees arrange activities outside of work.

We’re looking for:

You don’t need any prior work experience and we don’t ask for you to be studying a specific degree, however you may find your area of study lends itself to a particular placement year opportunity. If you’re studying a business or social sciences related degree – or anything that requires you run research and analysis, this is a brilliant internship to get you real-world, corporate experience that will provide you with lots of great experience.

Other than being eligible to complete a placement year as part of your degree course starting in June 2022, we’re looking for people who are self-motivated, hard-working and can communicate effectively with a range of people.

For this role, it’s essential you’ve had some experience of producing research and analysis – as you’ll help keep our member profiles up to date and accurate and we’ll explore this in your application and interview.

Throughout the interview and assessment process, we will be looking for you to demonstrate the ABI’s values; We are Brave; We take Ownership; We are Appreciative; We are Human and We are Curious. For more information about what these mean to us, please visit:

At the ABI, we feel empowered to bring our whole self to work without fear of judgment and embrace all our differences as every voice matters. To find out more about the work we do on inclusion, please visit our website and Vercida page

How can I apply?

The deadline for applications is 21 November 2021. If we get a lot of applications, we may have to close the job early so please apply at your earliest convenience.

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We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer and as such, we:

  • Are partnered with Vercida who provide an accessible website accredited by The Shaw Trust. Our jobs can be viewed on Vercida here.

  • Are committed to making reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process as required for disabled candidates. To discuss in more detail, please contact We will also check this with you should you be invited to interview

  • Offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for a role. If you believe this may apply to you, you will be able to indicate this on your application form. Please note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate for us to interview all disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job. In certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, we may need to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

About us:

The Association of British Insurers is the voice of the UK’s world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive and inclusive sector, our industry supports towns and cities across Britain in building back a balanced and innovative economy, employing over 310,000 individuals in high-skilled, lifelong careers, two-thirds of which are outside of London.

Our members manage investments of over £1.7 trillion, collect and pay over £16 billion in taxes to the Government and support communities across the UK by enabling trade, risk-taking, investment and innovation.

We are also a global success story, the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.

The ABI represents over 200 member companies, including most household names and specialist providers, giving peace of mind to customers across the UK.

If you would like to know more about the ABI and the work we do please visit You can find us on LinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram too.