Zurich, ZH, CH


Graduate Sales & Underwriter Associate 

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 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 2020.

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

Are you passionate about joining a client facing team for the Mediterranean region?

  • You will be at the heart of Swiss Re's reinsurance business, supporting us in developing opportunities for our reinsurance clients and building great relationships with new partners.
  • Working together and learning from experienced client managers and underwriters, you will acquire and apply know-how for the analysis and underwriting of reinsurance treaties in property & casualty.
  • We are looking for people with a wide skill set - you are able to dive into modelling, analysis and structuring, and you can communicate effectively and with empathy.
  • You will help us in crafting and implementing tailor-made client solutions that enable joint business generation in a preferred partnership relation.
  • You will observe market changes and technological developments; by combining your ideas with the needs of our clients, you will contribute to the development and the implementation of our market strategy.


About the team

You will join a core team of 3 people who coordinate a larger group of contributing experts. Located in Zurich, you may need to travel depending on business needs to meet clients. The team is a blend of experienced colleagues with a strong background in both client management and underwriting with a vast knowledge about the company and the reinsurance sector.


About You

  • Successfully completed university degree
  • Confirmed analytical skills; can pay attention to details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Strong communicative and interpersonal skills; assertive and emphatic vis-a vis clients, strategic partners or senior colleagues
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and flexibility, is a fast learner
  • Curiosity to learn about insurance and reinsurance
  • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment, and to be mobile in terms of future workplace or location
  • Passion to develop new ideas and implement them towards their monetisation
  • Creative, showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Capacity to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
  • Excellent oral and written English skills


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.

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