Graduate Trainee Assistant Underwriter

The Graduate Project
London, South East England
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

I am currently recruiting for a very exciting role, perfect for somebody looking to get into the Insurance industry as a Trainee Assistant Commercial Underwriter


  • Assist with the daily underwriting and processing of commercial and residential risks
  • Review and summarise files gathering information on cases for referral to more senior underwriters
  • Ensure policy wording is correct and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of policy coverage and be able to discuss this confidently with external and internal clients
  • Deal with new enquiries and queries via telephone and in writing and adhere to service standards
  • Input, update and maintain data so systems accurately reflect current position
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with clients and maintain high levels of service in order to maximise business and conversion rate
  • Work within prescribed objectives and procedures ensuring that all the requirements of department guidelines, service, regulatory and technical standards are met
  • Be proactive in considering the department’s processes and in highlighting the need for change/improvement
  • Understand external/internal clients needs and work with team to meet these needs
  • Achieve and maintain technical competence in accordance with company standards
  • Undertake legal research, projects and other reasonable duties as assigned by line manager
  • Continually develop industry and marketplace knowledge


  • Strong degree (minimum 2:1) /legal/insurance/property professional qualification
  • European languages (Desirable)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise at all levels
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills
  • Ability to organise own time and prioritise workload to tight deadlines whilst still maintaining a high attention to detail
  • Willingly provides help and support for others
  • Competent in using Microsoft office suite
  • Remains positive despite difficulty, disappointment and when under pressure
  • Builds rapport with colleagues, contributing to the effectiveness of the team and is a co-operative team member
  • Is open to change and demonstrates flexibility
  • Demonstrates a 'can do’ attitude
  • Is aware of personal development needs and raises issues with manager to help improve effectiveness. Takes on board comments about development needs and is always willing to learn