Trainee Development Underwriter - Professions & Specialty Commercial

Stirling Andersen PTY LTD T/A Walker Andersen
Colchester, Essex
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A leading insurer in Colchester is looking for a Trainee Development Underwriter to join their existing team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consistent and profitable underwriting of technical referrals for new business, MTAs and renewals including E-trade referrals within the agreed service standard

  • To write a minimum amount of new business and renewal gross written premium each year as agreed with line manager. This will include top line, conversion, profit and productivity targets

  • Implementation of Line of Business underwriting strategy

  • To act as a point of referral for specialist product lines both internally and for broker partners

  • To identify and challenge non-standard underwriting decisions

Personal specifications:

  • A graduate (2.1 or above) with a minimum of 2 A levels at grade C or above
  • Ideally, you will possess experience of working in the insurance sector (in commercial broking or underwriting)
  • The ability to develop a thorough technical underwriting knowledge and then make accurate, clear underwriting decisions
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • interpersonal skills to develop close rapport with our broker supporters
  • Potential to develop good conversion and sales skills
  • Team player with good work rate
  • Applicants must demonstrate a high level of drive and enthusiasm
  • Career drive - candidates must demonstrate a willingness and ability to cross-train on other product lines and progress to development underwriter
  • Ability / desire to take on additional responsibilities
  • Willing to study towards the ACII qualification (study support will be provided)

If you feel you hold the above skills and would like to hear more about this position please do not hesitate to get in touch.