Human Resource Placement opportunities

Date Opened: Feb 17, 2021

Location: Belfast, GB Strabane, GB Derry/ Londonderry, 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.





Belfast/ Londonderry/Derry/ Strabane




Your role in the team


We have 12-month Student Placement opportunities commencing in summer 2021 within our Human Resources and Talent Management & Acquisition Teams.



Human Resource Administrator 


The HR Administrator supports a team of HR professionals in a busy department, which provides a range of services to approx. 2,400 employees across our Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Strabane offices.  The successful candidates will take on a range of key administration activities to aid in the smooth running of the department.


  • Providing assistance and information to employees on a wide range of HR matters
  • Managing the on-boarding and induction process for all new employees
  • Ownership of HR administration and personnel data management
  • Completing reference, visa letters and other documentation as required
  • Absence management administration
  • Management of the off-boarding process
  • Supporting other areas of the HR function with various projects and initiatives
  • Leading and supporting any CSR initiatives
  • Coordination of the Work Experience Programme including school engagement activities
  • Providing support for training activities as delegated by HR colleagues
  • Any other duties associated with the HR department



Talent Management & Acquisition Administrator


The Talent Management & Acquisition Administrator provides a supporting role to the Talent Acquisition team with recruitment activities for all Allstate Northern Ireland business areas.  The successful candidate will take on a range of integral administration activities to enable in the smooth running of the department. 


  • Managing the posting of all job adverts on careers boards;
  • Candidate administration and communications throughout all stages on the selection process;
  • Maintaining up to date and accurate candidate records within the candidate tracking system;
  • Scheduling interviews and assessments on both a local and global level
  • Preparation of interview and assessment documentation;
  • Collating interview and assessment results on behalf of consultants;
  • Facilitation of background and reference checks for all hires;
  • Supporting with the collation of departmental reports and metrics as required;
  • General filing and administration



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
  • On course to complete your second year of a Human Resources or Business Studies degree course by the end of June 2021
  • Required to provide all module results to date. Failure to provide marks will result in withdrawal from the process. These results will be used in the shortlisting process.
  • 2:1 or above average in module marks to date
  • Driving license with access to transport for the roles based in Londonderry/Derry & Strabane
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications – particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Be self-motivated and work well under pressure
  • Have the ability to work well with people at all levels 
  • Ability to be proactive and flexible


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 Friday 12th March 2021