Bratislava, BL, SK


Graduate Junior Facultative Underwriter 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Reinsurance provides clients and brokers with reinsurance products, insurance-based capital market instruments and risk management services. Reinsurance operates globally through two segments – Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Reinsurance revenues totalled USD 29 billion in 2016.


About the Programme
We are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise. You have a Bachelor, Master or PhD degree with up to 3 years professional experience – we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2019.
The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different business units.


About the role
We are Division EMEA's individual risk marketing and underwriting unit for all Property&Specialty and Casualty lines of business. We look at and assess single risks (e.g. various industry segments, construction projects, professions etc.) and provide reinsurance solutions for such risks to our clients. Our business is very close to our client's daily business and allows you to learn the essence of insurance and reinsurance from scratch.
As Graduate Junior Facultative Underwriter you will
• Support underwriters in managing underwriting decisions and in writing existing and new business
• Analyse, assess and cost the technical insurability of risks
• Learn to provide clients with customised solutions and negotiate terms and conditions mainly via phone, email and potentially face-to-face meetings
• Conduct preliminary deal analysis
• Prepare applicable account data for review
• Assess policy wordings with benchmarks
• Interact with client managers, market underwriters and treaty underwriters across different Lines of business
• Spend 12 months in the team located in Bratislava and 6 months in Zurich or Munich based teams


About the team
You will be joining a newly established, growing, young and diverse team of current 8 Junior Facultative Underwriters located in Bratislava who operate within a big international team of Facultative underwriters located in Zurich and Munich covering the whole EMEA region with a wide range of activities involving analysing, rating and signing Property&Specialty and Casualty risks.


About You
You have
• Successfully completed university degree
• Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance
• Entrepreneurial mind-set focused on delivering results
• Very good communication and social skills
• Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment, and to be mobile in terms of workplace or location (6 months of the program to be spent in Zurich or Munich), plus ad hoc travelling to these locations
• Enthusiastic, showing a high degree of own initiative
• Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness, is a fast learner
• Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
• Self-confident, able to work with clients, business partners or senior colleagues
• Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and fast-paced environment
• Proven expertise to work independently and dedicatedly
• Strong analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
• Excellent oral and written English skills; additional language skills advantageous
• Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Minimum base salary for this job from 1000 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

Keywords: graduate, graduate programme, graduates@swissre 
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