“I’ve had an unparalleled opportunity to grow and accelerate my career”
Meet Julia: she’s currently completing her Master’s while shaping Generali’s future global strategy directly with our CEO. Find out how she is “Leaving her Mark”.
Hometown: Weilheim, Bavaria, Germany.
Resides: Munich, Germany.
Hobby: Skiing and spending time in the mountains. I still work as a ski instructor when I have time on the weekends. Otherwise, I enjoy travelling and exploring places off the beaten track.
Best song ever: “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
Looking forward to: Discovering the next fantastic place!
Years at Generali: 4.
“Leave your Mark” project
We are currently developing Generali’s next global strategy. This not only has an impact on the organisation internationally but is also redefining what kind of company we will be in the future. It is a lot of work, but worth it. Generali’s decision to directly involve and empower employees from different backgrounds and levels of seniority is unique. It gives people like myself an unparalleled opportunity to grow and accelerate their career.
Personal and professional development
I have already established an extensive network within Generali and always know whom to call if I have a question or need guidance. Moreover, I have learned the importance of understanding different perspectives and working within a multicultural environment. Thirty years ago people were working differently – today you need to be able to adapt and focus on relationships.
Involvement in German graduate programme
Right now I’m completing my Master’s degree and at the same time working for Generali. I have gained experience in operational departments such as the contact centre or a sales agency and obtained an understanding what our team on the frontline needs. On the other side I have also worked in strategic departments, such as the Group Head Office in Trieste and Milan and I now understand Generali’s future challenges and strategic decisions from the business side.
Benefits of a graduate programme
It’s not always an easy process but it’s worth it. You need to be prepared. Job rotation programmes can be challenging and you have to adapt quickly to new situations. Yet the experience is rewarding.
Impressions of insurance sector
It’s more exciting than some people think! We need to be forward thinking and offer smart and simple solutions for our customers. We need to be prepared for the future and this transformation is very exciting to be part of.