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Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA

Marketing Actuarial Graduate


About Swiss Re

Swiss Re 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. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Programme


We are looking for actuarial graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn and broaden their knowledge and expertise. If 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 2021.


The program 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 looking for an intellectually curious, highly motivated and passionate Graduate to join our Life & Health (L&H) Client Markets Team in Cape Town. You will play an important role in the pricing of life & health business as well as in the development and design of products and services to meet our client's needs.


You will support us in providing high quality actuarial input to both clients and the cross-functional team within Swiss Re. Through great teamwork and collaboration you will gain a deep understanding of the L&H reinsurance market, you will learn about our various products, how we do pricing and how to sign off quotes from a technical standpoint. We will also give you the opportunity to participate and contribute to projects as well as to the development of innovative, market leading reinsurance solutions that are relevant to the wider Swiss Re Group.  


Specific responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the day-to-day pricing work across different lines of business in the target markets
  • Perform analysis on data relating to emerging risk experience
  • Contribute to the design of insurance products consistent with the pricing basis and risk management environment
  • Provide quotes to clients, specifically with group risk benefits
  • Collect, analyse and present data collected for annual industry-wide surveys.

About You


  • Successfully completed university degree in Actuarial Sciences or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 Actuarial Exemptions obtained
  • Re/insurance experiences gained through vacation work or internships is an advantage
  • Strong interest in/motivation to learn about reinsurance
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness, is a fast learner
  • Innovative, showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment
  • Aptitude to express him-/herself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small groups
  • Mature & self-confident; able to work with clients, business partners or senior colleagues
  • Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Proficiency in programming languages (e.g. R) is an advantage
  • Flexible and resilient
  • Pro-active
  • Self-motivated, thriving on the opportunity to work in a pressurised environment


  • Due to Immigration regulations, we can only accept applications from South Africans  
  • Preference will be given to designated applicants as per the employment equity act


  • Application deadline: 31 August 2020


Reference Code: 92644