Graphic Design Placement Opportunity

Date Opened: Feb 16, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company


About Us


At Allstate Northern Ireland, we believe it’s more than just a job.  We believe in allowing our people to choose the direction of their careers.  It’s about you, your future and where you want to get to.


Opportunity is the hallmark of the Allstate career experience.  We invest heavily in our employees, offering long term career development, personal growth and investment in new technologies.  Every day is different, with new ideas, challenges, and rewards — no matter which team you join.


We believe that inclusive diversity is crucial to creating a culture of mutual respect where the strengths and talents of each individual are recognised.  We like to leave things better than we found them and deliver results.  We do all of this while having fun and exploring personal passions.


Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance.








Your role in the team


We have a year-in-industry opportunity available starting Summer 2021 for an undergraduate in our Graphic Design team.


Based in Belfast, the Graphic Design Assistant will support the communications team by creating visual concepts, using computer software to communicate ideas that captivate and inform our 2400 employees across three sites in Northern Ireland and the wider Northern Ireland community. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate who wants experience of all elements of the graphic design mix – such as logo design, digital graphics, print, photography, video and moving graphics.


The successful candidate will take on a range of key administration activities to aid in the smooth running of the team. 


  • Provide design assistance to the graphic design and marketing team across digital and print mediums in a variety of channels
  • Visualize concepts in clear and effective ways to communicate a project's vision
  • Provide final assets for logo’s, brochures, posters, business cards, digital screens, digital designs, e campaigns, newsletters, video and photography
  • Liaising with printers to order merchandise and print collateral
  • Participate and contribute ideas for new project concepts and campaigns
  • Ensure adherence to existing brand guidelines and design within the brand identity


Placement Students who impress on their one-year placement with Allstate Northern Ireland may be made conditional offers of permanent employment with Allstate at the end of their placement for further opportunities where available.




So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


  • All candidates must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK
  • Currently in 2nd year of a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design & Illustration
  • Familiar and comfortable with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft packages
  • Ability to think conceptually about products and services, constantly exploring new and unique ways to design for users.
  • Must be a team player and flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  • Open to constructive criticism and customer feedback
  • Have an up-to-date design portfolio
  • Required to provide all module results to date on your cv (failure to include module marks will result in the application being withdrawn). These results will be used in the shortlisting process


Should we receive an unprecedented level of applications, we reserve the right to heighten our shortlisting criteria.




What we offer


As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.




Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.




The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 23rd March 2021