Trainee Assistant Commercial Underwriter

Gerrard White
£19000 - £20000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
15 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Contract Type
About Our Client
My client, a niche insurance specialist with a focus on residential and commercial real estate title risk, is looking for a first class law or similar graduate, who is fluent or highly conversational in a second European language (ideally French, German, or Spanish) to train as an assistant commercial underwriter within their central London offices.
This is an excellent opportunity for a bilingual graduate who wants to pursue a career within underwriting.
Job Description for trainee assistant 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, but candidates with a 2:1 will be considered, as well as being fluent in a second European language (ideally French, German or Spanish).
It will be highly advantageous to have some office based experience as well as excellent communication skills.

What's on Offer for the successful 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.

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