All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Tokio Marine Kiln Group employees based on 40 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.1/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.9/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.7/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.7/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.7/5
 
Colleagues:
4.1/5
 
Training:
3.9/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.8/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.5/5
 

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) is a leading international insurance underwriting group, providing specialist and corporate insurance within the Lloyd’s and Company markets. With origins dating back to 1879, our business has been founded on empowered expertise and the strength of our relationships.

As part of one of the world’s largest insurance groups, Tokio Marine Group, we empower more than 900 employees in 20 cities to protect customers against complex and ever changing risks. We have four underwriting divisions focused on Property & Casualty; Marine, Aviation & Special Risks; Accident, Health & Life; and Reinsurance products, which are complemented by a first class claims team and an expert risk engineering service. Find out more about the types of risks we cover on our website by clicking here.

At TMK, we strive to embody our core values of empowerment, fairness, innovation, excellence and teamwork in everything we do. We provide strong, clear leadership and act responsibly in our marketplace, our workplace, our community and our environment.

So what is TMK like on the inside? We know that it’s our team of highly skilled experts who make us a great company to do business with. That’s why to work with us you need more than a strong academic record. We empower our people to deliver excellence in every discipline and we hold them accountable for their decisions. We encourage them to be innovative to deliver the solutions our clients need in an increasingly complex world that’s full of risk. Underpinning all of that is a focus on engaging our people and ensuring they have a strong work-life balance.

Our two-and-a-half year Graduate Programme seeks to provide in-depth experience, skills and a broad spectrum of product knowledge through insightful and challenging rotations across each underwriting division. Together with rotations in core business areas and structured learning and development, the programme helps to provide a foundation for each individual’s career in underwriting.

In 2017 we were awarded first place in the JobsCrowd ‘Top Companies for Graduates to work for’ (Accountancy & Insurance). In addition, we were ranked 9th in the overall Top 100 Graduate Employees.

Please email us at recruitment@tokiomarinekiln.com regarding your interest in potential opportunities.

For graduate opportunities, please check our Graduate Careers Programme by clicking here.


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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Variety of many different teams. Good work-life balance and extracurricular opportunities.

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What are the best and worst things about your job?

Exposure to experienced underwriters and other TMK employees who are willing to take the time to train you and share knowledge/advice to improve your job.

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

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Average end time: 17:30

Average number of working hours: 9

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Interview Advice:

Relax and be yourself.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Think about what personal experience you have that makes you different/suitable for the role - insurance work experience (although useful) isn't the focus of the application process, more things like part time jobs, university clubs, etc.

Interview Advice:

Questions focus on additional CV experience beyond education, and how your personal skillset/personality would be suited to the role.

Graduate Trainee, Rotational at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Interview Advice:

- Why insurance? Why TMK?
- How would your friends describe you (good things and not so good)?
- Recent events in the news.

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Application Advice:

Make sure you try to demonstrate the skills that you have and how you could apply them to the position. Research the company and how they differ to others in the industry.

Interview Advice:

Be sure to know your application form and CV inside out, and be prepared to answer any questions on these.

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Application Advice:

Use each stage of the application process to highlight your own personal strengths and experience and prove how these make you suitable to the role. Many applicants will have similar applications so try to and highlight how yours stands out.

Interview Advice:

Be diligent with your CV and application form as they will be closely scrutinised in interviews. The interviews focus more on you and your experiences rather than how much you know about insurance; be sure to prepare for questions about your achievements and experiences and link these to a potential career in insurance.

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Interview Advice:

Naturally it's important to understand the company you're applying to. Research what values TMK promote, analyse its market position and understand the range of products currently sold. More generally it is important to portray yourself in a genuine, well balanced and intuitive manner to the extent that your characteristics align to the demands of the scheme.

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Application Advice:

Research the company and how they maintain their reputation in the market. Evidence all your experience and how this relates to skills you have. Be sure to include something that makes you stand out.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to answer questions about your CV, experience and what you know about the company. It is important you can show that you are personable and can build relationships with the people you meet on the assessment day.

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Application Advice:

There will be many graduates applying with the right skill set. Be sure to include some information that will make you stand out from the bunch.

Interview Advice:

Underwriting within the Lloyd's market is face to face trading so your people skills are extremely important. Be sure to let these skills show through in your interviews.

Graduate Trainee Underwriter, Underwriting at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Be aware that you will be excepted to give your best in every 3 month rotation.

Interview Advice:

Be open, calm and receptive.
Be prepared but also think about your personal interests (you'll be asked about your hobbies).

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Application Advice:

As with most interviews it is important to research the company thoroughly, knowing the values, different classes and position within the market.
Tokio Marine Kiln combines interpersonal, externally facing employees with strong expertise so it is important to demonstrate you would be a match for that kind of environment. Consequently, portraying yourself as a well balanced, intuitive individual with a genuine interest in insurance, and in particular underwriting, goes a long way.

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Application Advice:

Be yourself and show a wiliness to learn.

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Application Advice:

Take your time to learn about the company.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know your CV and application form inside out and be prepared for any questions about either.

Graduate Trainee Underwriter, Graduate Scheme at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Interview Advice:

The London insurance market is all about building relationships, use your personality to demonstrate you can do this on the assessment day.

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Application Advice:

Have insurance experience or show what relevant areas of research and expertise you can apply.
Open to learning.

Interview Advice:

Try and stay calm.

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Application Advice:

Show an interest in insurance specifically.
Have good social skills

Interview Advice:

Be relaxed

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Application Advice:

- Research. Have a good understanding of the company structure, the type of insurance we write and what we stand for.
- Research the London market as a whole and get to grips with current issues facing the insurance market.
- Try and get some insurance

Interview Advice:

Prepare for both competency based questions, questions surrounding TMK and discussion about the insurance market.

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Application Advice:

The TMK application process is quite extensive, but my advice to any potential applicant would be to see this as an opportunity to learn more about the company that you could be working for, for the next foreseeable future. I found that my confidence and conviction that TMK was where I wanted to be and where I would be suited grew with every successful advancement through the application stages.
When it comes to the actual interview process, the structured assessment day can be quite tiring but again see the whole day as an opportunity to make an impression. Don't be discouraged by the odd difficult question, as you will find that you will be given opportunity to make amends and impress as the day progresses.
The key piece of advice that I can give any potential applicant is to focus on the role and know that it is what you want to do. I can speak from my own personal experiences and those of friends when I advise that spreading yourself thin when it comes to graduate role applications will greatly reduce your chances of being successful. TMK and other recruiting companies alike will dedicate a lot of time and effort to finding out as much as they can about you as an applicant because they want to hire the correct applicant; therefore it makes sense that you adopt a similar approach to finding out about the role and the company.

Interview Advice:

The questions that I faced ranged from general ones about my interests to insurance industry specific questions. I tried to use every opportunity to show my enthusiasm for the company and for insurance. I didn't really face too many competency questions but that is not to say that they couldn't throw some at you, but then with these as with all questions I would just advise that you think the question through and don't rush into answering. I can't imagine that you will face many interview questions where there is a specific correct answer but just take the opportunity to exhibit a rational and logical through process.
The early stages of the application process will include some competency/numerical tests (probably online) so try and get a little practice in for these to ensure that you are confident when it comes to dealing with time pressured tests.

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Application Advice:

Make sure you answer the questions with as much description as possible, the more TMK know about you they can make an informed judgement. They are looking for well rounded people and make sure that what you can bring to the comapny is something special.

Interview Advice:

Always be yourself, there is an extensive interview process and it would not benefit you to be anything other than yourself. Make it clear that you have aptitude to learn but the expectation is that you also join TMK to learn and develop, so bear that in mind when answering questions.

Graduate Trainee (wordings), Wordings at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Show that you are a well rounded individual who can adopt to most situations. Kiln are't looking for somebody who can already underwrite insurance, but more for somebody who will fit into the company well.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared for a lot of interviews, and make sure your answers are delivered in a positive manner.

Graduate Trainee, Rotations at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Aside from satisifying the mandatory requirements, the most important factor I think the company looks for is personality - why are you unique. The insurance industry, in particular the Lloyds platform is all about forming relationships and working with people. Your personality will form a key aspect of this ability to build relationships.

Graduate Trainee Underwriter, Rotational at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Take an interest and learn more about insurance in general and the London and Lloyd's markets in particular.

Graduate Trainee (Underwriting), Graduate at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Being analytical is of great importance, as is good communication. To this end, look to demonstrate not only your technical abilities but also be personable and able to communicate your point at the same time. This will be important when applying and throughout your prospective Kiln career.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, confident and eloquent. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their aptitude and also their personality. The good working atmosphere within Kiln is formed of the personalities of its staff.

Trainee Underwriter, Underwriting at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Try to get as much company specific knowledge into your application to differentiate yourself from an applicant who just sends of loads of blanket applications.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly and enthusiastic and make sure you've done your research into what working in insurance actually involves.

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Application Advice:

Ensure that you have fully researched the company, the specific role you are applying for and any topical issues taking place in the insurance market. It is also advisable to have some understanding of the Lloyd's market.

Think about your key skills and how you are tailored to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

If you have thoroughly researched the company and thought about your key skills then you should be well prepared to answer any questions in an interview.

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Trainee at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Make sure that you CV shows that you are not a one trick pony.

Interview Advice:

Do not worry too much about proving how intelligent you are, instead show that you have a rounded personality and are easy to get on with.

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Application Advice:

Carry out some research both into the company and insurance in general. When applying for the graduate scheme look to convey your enthusiasm and interest by relating your answers to the insurance industry. See the application process as an opportunity to make a great first impression, as your answers will be remembered if you progress to the interview stages.

Interview Advice:

There are quite a few stages to the interview process and I would advise that instead of being daunted by this, see it as an opportunity. I was able to enhance my knowledge of the company as I progressed through each stage by taking every opportunity to ask questions.
Those interviewing you will take an active interest in your application, so ensure that you are able to confidently recall your answers. I spoke of my interest in the Lloyd's market throughout my application and I was then subsequently asked to tell my interviewer a few facts about Lloyd's.

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Application Advice:

Kiln go for the confident and sociable types but tend to avoid the overly confident/cocky sort. To be successful at interview it is important to sell yourself in terms of your qualities and achievements but another vital part of the interview is to build a natural rapport with the interviewers to show that you would fit in well.

Interview Advice:

Lots of 'give me an example of a time when.......' type questions.
They are looking for leadership, problem solving qualities so be prepared!

Graduate, Graduate at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

To demonstrate that you can have an aptitude to learn and that you are original and interested.

Interview Advice:

To be yourself and to make sure your personality comes through as well as your aptitude.

Wordings Graduate Trainee, Wordings at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Prepare for the same competency questions as for every other insurance company.

Interview Advice:

Try to develop as comprehensive an understanding of the insurance industry (and Kiln's position within it) as possible. You're not expected to be an expert but knowing about it demonstrates an interest. Example questions along those lines which I was asked included 'why do you want to work in Lloyd's rather than the companies' market?'

Personal relationships are vital in insurance so it's important that you're chatty and likeable, but not to the extent that you're perceived as cocky.

Graduate trainee, Underwriting graduate at Tokio Marine Kiln Group
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Application Advice:

Qualifications, personality and confident communication are of equal importance at Kiln and within the market.

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Best:

Extracurricular opportunities and work-life balance.

Worst:

Financial reward.

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Best:

Good corporate culture, the working environment is friendly but hard working.

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Best:

The people

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