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Armonk, NY, US

 

graduates@swissre 2019 - Catastrophe Perils 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cyber crime. The Swiss Re Group is organized into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

 

About the role

Are you striving to apply your science or engineering background to increase our resilience against natural catastrophes? Are you motivated to reduce the insurance protection gap by contributing to the development of novel solutions and commercial products? Are you interested in a role that will provide a stepping stone to long-term career advancement opportunities within the re/insurance sector, e.g. in underwriting, risk management or insurance solution design? As a graduate embedded in Catastrophe Perils team, you will join our efforts to develop state-of-the-art models/technology used for quantifying physical and economic impacts of natural catastrophes. You will collaborate with internal partners and external organizations from various disciplines and craft solutions to reduce negative consequences of catastrophes. You will build and commercialize the next generation of natural catastrophe related products and services You will have opportunity to interact with colleagues from a wide range of technical and non-technical backgrounds and transition into a career in the financial industry.

 

On-the-job training

The graduates@swissre program gives you the chance to join the exciting world of a specialized financial services organization. Over an 18 month period, you will receive on-the-job training in your job role, as well as attend a significant number of training days specially designed for the program.

For a duration of 16 to 20 weeks, you can rotate to a different business area or unit, where you will get further experience in another area of the company. With the rotation & classroom training, Swiss Re will give you the chance to meet and network with other graduates and employees from different Swiss Re units.

 

Off-the-job training

Classroom-based training mainly focuses on technical skills as our business is highly specialized. It consists of three general training blocks mandatory for all graduates providing you with a combination of general business learning modules and basic technical modules. This training is aimed at the specific needs of the business function you are assigned to during the program.

 

About the team

Catastrophe Perils team is responsible for Swiss Re's global risk assessment framework and related client services in four locations across the globe. We are accountable for developing and disseminating Swiss Re's view of Nat Cat risk. To achieve this, we develop and utilize state-of-the-art probabilistic models for assessing impacts of natural catastrophes such as windstorms, earthquakes and floods. We operate with a clear business mandate to grow Swiss Re's visionary edge in natural perils (re)insurance in close cooperation with underwriters and clients.

 

About you

  • Master's degree or Ph.D. in natural/physical sciences, engineering or a related technical field
  • Strong analytical and quantitative background
  • Exceptional academic performance
  • Independent thinking and creative problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated with an ability to effectively manage own time and priorities in a collaborative environment
  • High-level of curiosity to scout for new ideas and eagerness to transform them into products or services with commercial value
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to explain complex problems with clarity and effectiveness
  • Strong interest for career advancement in the financial industry
  • Solid background in probability or statistics
  • Strong computing and programming skills (e.g. Matlab); knowledge about structured databases and geographical information systems a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written English. Fluency in other languages a plus

     

    Interested candidates should apply through www.swissre.com/graduates. Applications will only be accepted through our website. The program will officially start in August/September 2019.

    The Company is an equal opportunity employer. It is the practice of the Company to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

    During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


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