Graduate Trainee Commercial Underwriter

14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Our Client

My client, a niche insurance specialist with a focus on residential and commercial real estate title risk, is looking for a recent graduate with a first class degree, and ideally some commercial work experience, to join them as a trainee commercial underwriter in the city.

Job Description For Graduate Trainee Commercial Underwriter

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 main 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. Ideally candidates will be proficient in a European language.

The Successful Applicant

You will ideally have a 1st class degree in Law, Economics or similar subject, but candidates with a 2:1 will be considered, as well as having some commercial work experience, either as a placement, or during university. It would also be ideal if you are fluent, or highly conversational in a second European language (ideally French, German or Spanish), but you must at the very least be a confident communicator in English.

What's on Offer for the successful graduate trainee assistant commercial underwriter

A starting salary of £20,000 which increases after training, alongside a competitive bonus and benefits package.
My client's internal training programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress your career. Excellent prospects for professional growth and development, and sponsorship to undertake professional qualifications through their Continuous Professional Development scheme.