Graduate Trainee Assistant Underwriter

Julie Rose Recruitment
11 Mar 2017
10 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is seeking a Graduate Trainee Assistant Underwriter to join the Commercial and Residential Underwriting team. An excellent career path within Underwriting with regular salary increments. Your role will be based in heart of the insurance world in the City of London, EC3.

Benefits include: Life assurance from date of joining, Private medical insurance after 1 years’ service and Pension.


  • 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)
  • European languages desirable but not essential, preferably German, Spanish or French
  • A Graduate with 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
  • 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

Please note, due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to contact all applicants individually. Should you not hear back from us within 5 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.