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3 months ago
Floss Agency
Salary band: Any
Location: UK, London, City
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: Both
Contact: Simply Recruitment Partner
Category: Generalist HR Jobs
A leading insurance company in the City of London are looking to recruit a Bilingual Trainee Assistant Commercial Underwriter. You will need to be mother tongue in either French, German or Spanish and be fluent in English in order to be considered. The company are a leading insurer of risks involving title and related areas of property and property finance. The underwriters underwrite high net worth commercial legal indemnity risks, negotiating and maximising business profitability by means of effective and flexible underwriting decision and techniques. They have significant limits and authority on cases of technical complexity and increase sales through developing relationships with new and existing clients, solicitors and brokers. Your duties will include assisting with the daily underwriting and processing of commercial and residential risks ensuring that new business is secured in addition to learning about the various risks and underwriting them effectively. Key responsibilities will include, reviewing/summarising files, gathering information for Underwriters and dealing with new enquiries and queries via the telephone and through written contact. You will be involved in checking policy wording, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of policy coverage and be able to discuss this confidently with external and internal clients. You will also need to ensure that systems are maintained and updated as required. Importantly, you will develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key clients and brokers in the UK and Europe ensuring a consistently high level of service. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career within Underwriting and their training programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to progress your underwriting career. The company encourage employees to seek professional growth and development; therefore they sponsor individuals wishing to undertake professional qualifications through our Continuous Professional Development scheme. To be successful, candidates should possess a minimum of a 2.1 in either a European language or legal degree; although a European language degree is ideally what the client is looking for. You will not shortlisted unless you are bilingual in any of the European languages as above. This will suit someone who has excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise at all levels and the ability to develop business relationships. You will need to have strong organisational and analytical skills and the ability to prioritise your workload often within tight deadlines whilst still maintaining a high attention to detail. You will need to demonstrate an interest in a sales/client facing role, be comfortable in a commercial negotiating environment, have a strong desire to succeed and be willing and able to gain knowledge quickly in order to successfully analyse risks, devise commercially viable solutions and manage relationships. Above all, to be successful in this role you need to show enthusiasm, drive and a positive working attitude. For this you will be rewarded with the opportunity for a very successful career within an expanding global company.

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