Allstate in talent hunt for student and graduate roles

Allstate NI's talent and acquisition consultant Shannon Ellis and vice president and managing director John Healy pictured with some of the recent recruits to graduate roles within the company. Picture: Philip Magowan/PressEye

ONE of the north’s largest employers Allstate NI is still on the hunt for talent as it bids to recruit more students and graduates as it respond to the digital transformation and bids to reverse the brain drain.

The technology giant, which employs more than 2,500 people in Northern Ireland, announced in the summer that it was taking on 100 new people in graduate roles, placements, internships and apprenticeships.

More than half of those posts are already in place, but Allstate revealed that opportunities still exist (details at

It follows a report by public policy forum Pivotal in August which found that two-thirds of students who study outside Northern Ireland continue to live away from home after graduation.

Allstate said it wanted to address this educational migration and create a digitally competent workforce, and is creating the new roles in edge technologies, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber security.

It is also recruiting for entry-level positions, internships and year-long placements in data science and business analytics.

Allstate operates a flexible employee-led working policy that allows individuals to design their arrangements around their personal lives. Staff also get 15 hours of volunteering time a year to enable them to give back to their community.

John Healy, Allstate NI's vice president and managing director, said: “Investing in the technological engineers of the future is something we have been passionate about for a long time, and as we continue our steady emergence from the pandemic, business is not standing still.

“Modern technology is fast moving, and the demand for a digitally competent workforce is growing. With significant aspirations for the future, we’re investing in learning and are delighted to accelerate our student recruitment.”

Bronagh Doherty, ENT application developer at the company, said: “I was determined to find a role where I could advance my skills and knowledge from university while still maintaining a work-life balance.

“Challenge, opportunity and progression are a part of the Allstate experience, where I'm encouraged to build my working life around what’s important to me.”

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