Underwriting Internship at Swiss Re

By on May 25, 2016
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Swiss Re is looking for an Underwriting Intern to join the Underwriting Operations Team in Cape Town. This is a great opportunity to join one of the world’s leading wholesale providers of reinsurance, insurance and other innovative forms of insurance-based risk transfer.

About the role

  • Strong expectation to take ownership of learning & development by utilising Swiss Re’s extensive knowledge resources.
  • Will learn to provide accurate and consistent risk selection on a timely basis through original case underwriting. This will include exposure to: (life & health insurance product knowledge; medical knowledge in the context of underwriting; financial underwriting; occupation and part time activities underwriting)
  • Will be expected to learn and maintain departmental standards in line with Swiss Re Life & Health underwriting principles.
  • Expected to learn, engage and contribute in our broader business including with other job functions.

Requirements

  • Minimum Matric including biology/life sciences at grade 12.
  • University graduate (or similar) preferred. Commerce or health care (or related eg occupational therapy, physiotherapy, biosciences) majors preferred.
  • Strong ability to work and develop knowledge & skills independently.
  • Self-motivator taking ownership of performance and personal development.
  • Decision making and problem solving capabilities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact positively and effectively with others.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Must be able to represent Swiss Re on a professional basis with various clients and industry groups.
  • Comfortable using computers and other technology.
  • Strong command of English & Afrikaans essential. Portuguese/French will be an advantage.
  • Strong desire for further career growth and to develop further than just these job requirements

How to apply

Click here to apply online

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