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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate Trainee Underwriter, Underwriting at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

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.

Industry: Underwriter

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate Trainee Underwriter, at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

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).

Industry: Underwriter

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate Trainee, Graduate Scheme at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

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.

Industry: Underwriter

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate Trainee, Underwriting at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Application Advice: Be yourself and show a wiliness to learn.

Industry: Underwriter

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Underwriting Analyst, Treaty Property at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: If you are a strong rounded candidate then they will give you a look. Involvement on campus and in the community outshines academics alone. This will translate to the job as you work with many teams outside your given role.

Interview Advice: Be yourself but be sure to demonstrate your interest in the company. It is a tremendous opportunity and if they get any indication you would leave early it will be tough to hire you.

Industry: Underwriter

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate Trainee Underwriter, Graduate Scheme at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

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.

Industry: Underwriter

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate, Underwriting at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

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

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Allianz Management Trainee, at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Nothing different to any other job application.

Interview Advice: Whilst no real insurance knowledge is necessary, have a basic understanding before you go to interview. i.e. of what the company insures, who its main competitors are, any developments in the market etc.

Industry: Underwriter

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Tokio Marine Kiln Group

Graduate Trainee, Underwriting at Tokio Marine Kiln Group

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.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Account Executive, Broker Sales & Distribution at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Know your competency based answers inside-out and also know how Allianz UK is different from its parent company.

Interview Advice: Learn the Allianz values.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Management Trainee, Graduate Trainee at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Do some research into the current insurance market so you can provide examples in your answers, also look further a field to Europe...

Interview Advice: To do some research into the different roles within an insurance company, not just about the brand. Show that you know/ or are interested in Claims/ Underwriting/ Sales with some examples. Also try to demonstrate what makes you human - what motivates you/ what else you could bring to the company?

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Allianz Management Trainee, Operations Retail at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Apply early but take your time. The application process will close once the organisation has all the people they want so don't miss out. There is no need to rush to submit an application you're not happy with, make sure it's your best work before sending because it is your first impression.

Interview Advice: Relax. You'll perform your best if you are relaxed and confident. The best way to be relaxed is if you prepare. Have a plan and do your research on the company, it's values etc. If you leave the day happy with your performance then you've done your part.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

, at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Be confident and learn some of the basic roles of insurance professionals, e.g. brokers underwriters etc.

Interview Advice: Confident communication and ability to build rapport are key to success.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Allainz Management Trainee, Multiple placements at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Really learn what the company does and what it stands for. It revolves a lot around its commercial principles and ambitions so research what these are. Also, a sure fire way of being rejected is by saying the company name wrong. It is pronounced al-eeeh-anz.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Allianz Management Trainee, at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Read over publications from the big consultancy firms on the future trends of insurance to give you an idea of what the industry is facing.

Interview Advice: Very basic advice, but use the competencies listed on the graduate website - prepare an answer for each. Try to consider just the here and now, but also have a future outlook and consider business impact.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Commercial Insurance Graduate, Lancaster at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Make sure you research the industry. Research competitors and what distinguishes us from them.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Comercial Insurance Graduate, Fleet at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Show confidence and passion throughout the entire application process.

Interview Advice: Learn the company values and apply them to each question.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Corporate Management Trainee, Rotations at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: The rotation management scheme is all about being trained up to be a future manager, so you need to be personable and passionate, and understand the business you're applying for.

Interview Advice: No one's trying to trip you up at the assessment day, so just be calm and prepare as much as you can by keeping up to date with recent insurance industry news and Allianz communications.

Industry: Underwriter

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AXA

Underwriting technical centre- property, Property at AXA

Application Advice: Show company and industry knowledge. Show eagerness to advance in your career.

Interview Advice: Think about what competencies the assessors might be looking for in role play activities. Use STAR to structure your interview answers, think of lots of good examples of team work and leadership.

Industry: Underwriter

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AXA

Business Leader Graduate, at AXA

Application Advice: Research the company and the wider insurance industry.

Interview Advice: It is a long assessment day but everyone will try and make you feel comfortable.

Industry: Underwriter

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Chaucer Underwriting Services Limited

Claims handler, Claims at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Be yourself, research the company and Lloyd's market.

Industry: Underwriter

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Chaucer Underwriting Services Limited

Underwriting Assistant, International Casualty Treaty at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Take the time to research the goals and aims of the company before hand to get a good feel for how the company operates and how you can help fit into this. It is also important to be honest and open with your application as dishonesty will not be sustainable throughout the process. Ideally you want to be evaluating the company at the same time as they evaluate you in order to check that the company is somewhere that fits you.

Interview Advice: Again, just be yourself and be honest. Try to relax and answer the questions in a considered and structured way. It often helps to prepare some answers to common questions beforehand so when the question is asked you have an answer or relevant scenario ready in your mind rather than having to think on the spot.

Industry: Underwriter

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Treaty Underwriter, Treaty Underwriting at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Be open minded and come to challenge the status quo!

Interview Advice: Practice and love team work. No one can go further working alone.

Industry: Underwriter

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Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Business Development Manager – Graduate, Business Development at Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Application Advice: Be flexible on location, show creativity, be willing to challenge existing assumptions.

Interview Advice: Avoid dry, overly technical presentations. Be professional.

Industry: Underwriter

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Chaucer Underwriting Services Limited

Graduate Trainee Underwriter, Rotational at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: For the assessment centre make sure that you are yourself throughout the day. Make sure you do your research into Chaucer as well as how the Lloyd's Market works and potential challenges currently facing the industry.

Industry: Underwriter

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Chaucer Underwriting Services Limited

Graduate Underwriting Assistant, Underwriting (rotational within underwriting) at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Research the Lloyd's insurance market in detail and gain an understanding for how it's a Market (not an insurer) and the service it provides to its syndicates. Learn about Chaucer's lines of business, with thoughts towards which areas of underwriting are of particular interest and why. My main point would be to understand how specialist insurance is different e.g. to personal lines insurance and to show a genuine interest in the market. Also focus on why you want to work for Chaucer, looking at how it differentiates itself form its competitors.

Interview Advice: There was a large focus on team work in the competency-based interview questions.

Industry: Underwriter

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Chaucer Underwriting Services Limited

Graduate Trainee Underwriter, Treaty, Energy, Casualty, Marine at Chaucer Syndicates

Application Advice: Research Lloyd's, the London market and the products offered by Chaucer. Make sure you know what competencies are required and try to have some examples ready.

Interview Advice: What are some of the challenges facing the London Market?

Industry: Underwriter

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NFU Mutual

Professional Trainee, Customer Services at NFU Mutual

Application Advice: Research the company! We're very values driven and customer focused, make sure you can convey your understanding of that.

Interview Advice: Be yourself, assessment centres have only around four interviewees. The assessors are looking at your attitude / potential more than any innate knowledge.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Graduate Trainee, Retail at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: In terms of application, I personally think it is great if you bring in some university experience to the problem based scenarios; however, I would say Allianz as a business appreciates more of a mixed application so try to bring through examples from your previous work experience or some volunteering you have completed.

Interview Advice: My assessment centre comprised of a business problem/case study and an interview. During the interview some of the questions from the initial application form are discussed so I would suggest that all applicants save their initial application form and have a bit of a read before they enter the assessment centre. There is no correct/incorrect answer to the case study. It is all about how you articulate and present your arguments. Be prepared to be questioned on your decision!

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Allianz Management Trainee, Brand at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Do some research on Allianz and its affiliated companies.

Interview Advice: Be yourself.

Industry: Underwriter

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Allianz Insurance

Commercial Insurance Graduate – Commercial Underwriter, Commercial Underwriting – Small/Medium Enterprises at Allianz Insurance

Application Advice: Be yourself - there's no point pretending to be someone else to get a job, you'll only end up with both yourself and your employer disappointed! This company desires technical ability but above all the ability to work with others and to collaborate. A strong team-ethic will serve you well.

Interview Advice: The usual competency-based questions - make sure you have examples ready of times when you've worked as a team, influenced others opinions, overcome challenges etc.

Industry: Underwriter

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