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London, GB

Graduate Casualty Underwriter


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 more than 13,000 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 highly motivated graduates with strong interpersonal and analytical 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 2022.


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 seeking a highly motivated person to join our Casualty Treaty Underwriting team in London.


Our team is mainly responsible for underwriting renewal and new business, predominantly in the UK/Ireland and in the International business segment, with Motor being the principle focus, but Liability and other Casualty lines of business being part of the remit too.


Your role will involve the following:

  • Evaluating and underwriting risks in accordance with company guidelines and standards.

  • Delivering results and monitoring performance in line with the business plan.

  • Supporting Client Markets and other functions in the development and communication of Casualty business.

  • Contributing to group Casualty strategy and initiatives.

  • Participating in meetings with brokers and clients, and with other departments within Swiss Re.

  • Being a point of reference on technical issues and market trends for internal and external clients.


This is a great opportunity for you to join an ambitious team and, in conjunction with our Client Management, Solutions and Transactions team, you will contribute to the overall plan, objectives and initiatives.


About the Team


We are a team of 8 Casualty Treaty Underwriters looking after London Market business, which comprises Domestic UK and Ireland and some of International Business written out of London and Bermuda. We consider ourselves a very dynamic team with loads of energy. While we work closely together with one another and our colleagues from other functions, the team embraces the flexibility that Swiss Re provides when it comes to the way we work.


About You


  • Successfully completed university degree, preferably in Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Business Administration, Economics, Law or equivalent

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and ability to focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture

  • Strong interest in/motivation to learn about insurance/reinsurance

  • Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness, a fast learner

  • Innovative, showing a high degree of own initiative

  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the team result and team spirit

  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment

  • Proven expertise to work independently and proactively

  • Excellent oral and written English skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word): programming language capabilities advantageous

  • Very good communication and interpersonal skills



Swiss Re is committed to equality and making the best use of the talents and diversity of all our employees. We oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. We are committed to fair and equal treatment, free from discrimination and harassment of any kind. We provide equal opportunity for all individuals regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, including gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital or civil partnership status, maternity, paternity and adoption leave as well as any other class protected by law.

Reference Code: 105721 


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