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Training & Communications Co-op/Intern (Summer 2023)

Job ID : 6307
Category : Sales & Distribution
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Temporary
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Waterloo, Canada

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Economical is part of Definity, which includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, Definity has grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Definity offers a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Leader’s partner with their teams to find the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their teams, colleagues, brokers and customers, while ensuring collaboration, teamwork and accountability for goals.

YOUR NEXT CO-OP PLACEMENT  

Work term: Summer (May 8, 2023, Start Date) 

Work term length: 4-month or 8-month or 12-month 

From classroom to co-op to career, every step of your journey has an impact on your future. That’s why it makes sense to choose a co-op placement with a company that offers truly rewarding work and real-life experience. At Definity®, your contributions, creativity, and energy will be put to good use, and you’ll get to be involved with initiatives that support our strategic goals and use your skills in a supportive team environment. 

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — full time, part time, and co-ops alike — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here. 

 

What can you expect in this role? 

In this role you’ll be developing a career in in-house consulting focused on business design, continuous improvement and change management to deliver a digitally enabled customer experience! 

 

What you’ll be doing  

  • Work with and learn from a team of training, communications and insurance professionals to support a positive experience for our Commercial Insurance staff across Canada -by creating and engaging communications and training experiences 
  • Collaborate with the communications team to develop, refine and publish communications to our employees across Canada - May include both written and video communications 
  • Participate in working sessions and interviews to understand the degree of change the business and our staff will experience as we prepare to implement enhancements to our products, pricing, systems, processes and training 
  • Support the training team in designing and developing training experiences and supporting materials for underwriting staff across Canada 
  • Participate in planning and hosting training sessions-including opportunities to facilitate portions of training sessions as they arise 
  • Gian experience developing e-learning materials, with support and input from insurance subject matter experts 
  • Assist with coordination and logistics around mass email distribution and document sharing via Microsoft SharePoint
 

What you bring 

  • Currently completing a college program or bachelor's degree in business Administration, Commerce, Communication, Arts, English, Insurance industry or related programs 
  • Interest in the insurance industry, as well as business writing, communications, adult education, and/or training 
  • Key skills include attention to detail, business writing, logical structuring and a curiosity to learn

 

Did you know? 

  • We care about our co-ops: Definity’s co-op students are considered the best pipeline of talent for our full-time, permanent positions.  

  • We care about students: Definity distributes $85,000 in scholarships to students across Canada each year.  

  • We care about our community: Definity donates more than $1 million every year to causes that drive true change in the neighbourhoods in which we live and work.  

 

What can Definity offer you? 

  • Meaningful work forwarding our purpose of building a better world by helping our clients and communities adapt and thrive in their hardest times of need. 

  • Culture of accountability, empowerment, and collaboration. 

  • Opportunities to support personal and professional growth through real-life experience and unique learning opportunities. Our Leadership Essentials program builds knowledge and skills to Team Leaders to Directors 

  • Opportunity to join our employee groups - focused on women's empowerment, LGBTQ+, anti-racism and cultural equity, and environmental activism  

  • Determined to create positive change for our environment, our people, and our communities, now and in the future. Check our ESG work

 

Visit www.definityfinancial.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.  

 

Work Location: Hybrid (111 Westmount Road South, P.O. Box 2000, Waterloo ON N2J 4S4) OR 590 Riverbend Drive, Kitchener ON N2K 3S2 

  

 

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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