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Underwriting role in Markel - a US company


Underwriting role in Markel - a US company

Markel is one of America's largest businesses. It also has offices in more than 20 countries including the UK. 

It has expertise in several different areas of finance including risk, reinsurance and investments. 

This post is about its London-based underwriting function that specialises in marine, energy and property risks - that includes a huge range of areas from insuring cargo, ports and even against terrorism (think Captain Phillips). 

The Underwriting Assistant is the person who will carry out a range of functions including:

  • Support for the Marine, Energy and Property underwriters
  • Documentation control pre- and post-underwriting
  • Act as the first point of contact for other departments in the business 
  • Liaison with brokers (the other side of the contract negotiation) when needed
  • Team support for risk renewal meetings 

There are other aspects to the role too - you can read the full role description here

Markel is looking for someone with a good academic record - that doesn't necessarily mean holding a degree.

What is important is having some work experience - not necessarily in this sector, but in a role that can reflect the skills required for the role. 

As you'd expect from a high-quality role, you will be studying for professional qualifications soon after you start, and this will continue through to your CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) - probably the world's most recognised qualification in insurance. 

Markel has a set of competencies that you should have - these include 

  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Customer focus
  • Business results 
  • Collaboration
  • Strong foundations

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a multinational business that has a very friendly feel to it. 

To apply, click on this link and submit your CV and covering note by 1700 on Friday 29 September. 

Successful applicants will be invited to an assessment centre on 19 October (that date may change). 

Best of luck - and last but not least, remember that the role will be based in the amazing Walkie Talkie building on Fenchurch Street, in the heart of the City of London. 


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