Trainee Commercial European Underwriter
Trainee Commercial European Underwriter London £20,000 pa + Benefits Our client has a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Assistant European Underwriter to join the Commercial Underwriting team based in London. Our client is a leading insurer of risks involving title and related areas of property and property finance. Underwriting is a combination of risk assessment, sales, commercial awareness and negotiation with clients; and is key to the success of our business. Role Profile You will assist with the daily underwriting and processing of commercial and residential risks ensuring that new business is secured in addition to learning about the various risks and underwriting them effectively. Your key responsibilities will include, reviewing/summarising files, gathering information for Underwriters and dealing with new enquiries and queries via the telephone and through written contact. You will be involved in checking policy wording, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of policy coverage and be able to discuss this confidently with external and internal clients. You will also need to ensure that systems are maintained and updated as required. Importantly, you will develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key clients and brokers in the UK and Europe ensuring a consistently high level of service. It is essential that you can speak a second language, either German, French or Spanish. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career within Underwriting. Our internal training programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress your underwriting career. We also encourage employees to seek professional growth and development, therefore we sponsor individuals wishing to undertake professional qualifications through our Continuous Professional Development scheme. About You To be successful, candidates should possess the following:- - A good degree (minimum 2:1) or a legal/insurance/property professional qualification or relevant experience - You must be fluent in French, Spanish or German - excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise at all levels - ability to develop business relationships - strong organisational and analytical skills - the ability to prioritise your workload often within tight deadlines whilst still maintaining a high attention to detail - flexibility in providing help and support for others and building good working relationships with your team colleagues - a positive, can-do approach You will need to demonstrate an interest in a sales/client facing role, be comfortable in a commercial negotiating environment, have a strong desire to succeed and be willing and able to gain knowledge quickly in order to successfully analyse risks, devise commercially viable solutions and manage relationships. Above all, to be successful in this role you need to show enthusiasm, drive and a positive working attitude. For this you will be rewarded with the opportunity for a very successful career within an expanding global company. All initial interviews will be carried out in our offices in Maidstone and all applications should include salary expectation. Interpersonnel UK Ltd is acting as a recruitment consultancy on behalf of our client. Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer. We are pleased to receive a significant number of applications for most roles advertised. We are therefore unable to respond to individual applicants unless shortlisted. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.