Nicola Hatfield, Trainee Underwriter, AXA XL
How did studying at Pearson College London help you get into the world of business?
Regular industry days gave me an idea of what kind of industry and working environment I wanted to be in. I managed to secure various work experience through the connections I made during these industry days which gave me plenty of relevant experience to talk about at interviews. Also, the way in which you are assessed at Pearson gives you more relevant business skills (report writing / presenting) which might help you stand out against grads from other Universities.
Where have you gone on to work and what is your role?
I secured a place on the AXA XL graduate scheme where I am currently a trainee Underwriter.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I am working in the Cyber team.
What do you mostly enjoy about working for AXA XL?
The Graduate scheme is a rotational scheme, where I will have the opportunity to work with different departments and learn more about how the business operates. The scheme also gives you great professional and personal development opportunities, with regular development training weeks with London and overseas grads.
What made you to apply for the XL Catlin Graduate Programme?
The rotational element was definitely the main thing that attracted me to this scheme, as well as the opportunity for both professional and personal development, and being supported through professional qualifications.