Graduate Underwriter, Insurance, London

Salary: £20,000 + benefits
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Insurance

Trainee Assistant Commercial Underwriter- London

Our client is a global insurance company with revenues of $5.2 Billion.

To underwrite residential and commercial cases under the direction of a more senior underwriter to ensure that new business is secured whilst providing a consistently high level of service all the while increasing underwriting and technical knowledge.

• 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
• Travel including to other sites within the company is required

• Strong degree (minimum 2:1) /legal/insurance/property ideal
• European languages desirable- French, German or Spanish
• 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