Allianz held its first Athlete Networking Event in Munich (Germany) on 22 August.
The event brought together Allianz ambassadors and beneficiaries to discuss topics like financial literacy and personal brand.
Register for Allianz’s Virtual Career Conference for Athletes on 27 September and receive expert tips from recruiters.
The event was very inspirational, and it opened a lot of new thoughts in my mind.
Allianz was one of the Official Partners of the Munich 2022 European Championships – the biggest multi-sport event in Germany since the Olympic Games Munich 1972 – meaning many of its ambassadors, known as “Team Allianz”, were competing in the insurer’s home town between 11 and 21 August.
This made it the perfect opportunity to invite Allianz’s 70+ athlete ambassadors to its first Athlete Networking Event, giving them the opportunity to come together in person to share ideas and experiences. Also involved were members of Allianz’s Athlete Buddy Programme, which gives Allianz employees in various markets the chance to be mentored by an athlete, and athletes the chance to prepare for life after competition, as they explore different development topics together.
In total, 57 athletes from 20 countries took part in the one-day event at Allianz’s Munich headquarters on 22 August, which featured a range of sessions designed to help athletes reach their goals, including building their personal brand, financial literacy and career coaching. The group were also joined by several athletes working for Allianz who shared their experience of life after sport.
Allianz is investing in the future of Olympians and Paralympians, which is very exciting and reassuring.
Feedback from athletes
“The practical, real-life advice provided at the event will be very useful both during and after my sporting career,” said Irish Paralympian Mary Fitzgerald. “Allianz is investing in the future of Olympians and Paralympians, which is very exciting and reassuring.”
“The event was very inspirational, and it opened a lot of new thoughts in my mind,” added Italian triathlete Michele Sarzilla, who finished eighth in the men’s European Championships race at Munich’s Olympiapark. “It also made me feel I belong to a big family, and I’m already looking forward to the next event.”
As part of the event, the team asked every athlete one question: what will you do when you finish your sporting career? Here’s what some of them had to say.
You’re invited to Allianz’s Virtual Career Conference for Athletes
Allianz is in the practice of hiring athletes, with Djamal Hamache, the former captain of the Algerian wheelchair basketball team, and Amelie Stoll, the recently retired German judoka, among its staff.
On 27 September at 3 p.m. CEST, the insurer will hold a Virtual Career Conference for Athletes, where you can get first-hand insights into Allianz as an employer, meet athletes working at Allianz, and receive tips from recruiters. The event is open to everyone and may just help kickstart your own career journey.