Trainee Assistant Commercial Underwriter

England, London
12 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Pasquale Agatiello
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Property
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Trainee Assistant Commercial Underwriter - Leading Global Insurer - London - £20K + benefits

JOB TITLE: Trainee Assistant Commercial Underwriter


SALARY: £20k + benefits


THE ROLE: Our client has a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Assistant Commercial Underwriter to join the Commercial Underwriting team based in London.


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. Ideally candidates will need to be proficient in a European language (Ideally French, German or Spanish)


This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career within Underwriting. Their internal training programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress your underwriting career. They also encourage employees to seek professional growth and development, therefore they sponsor individuals wishing to undertake professional qualifications through their Continuous Professional Development scheme.



THE CANDIDATE: To be successful, candidates should possess the following:-


" A good degree (minimum 2:1) or a legal/insurance/property professional qualification or relevant experience

" European languages (Ideally French, German or Spanish)

" 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

" excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise at all levels



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.




In addition, if you know any Lawyers / Solicitors / Legal Counsels who may be interested, remember we do offer up to £500 referral fee bonus (Terms and Conditions apply).