Commercial Underwriter Apprentice

Horwich, Greater Manchester, England
£15150 per annum + Apprenticeship Training
05 Jun 2017
03 Jul 2017
Charlene Hoskins
Contract Type
Full Time
The Skills Company is recruiting for 3 Commercial Underwriter Apprentices to join a successful global Insurance company based in near Horwich, Bolton.

Would you like to start a professional career as a Commercial Underwriter for a large global company?

Are you looking for a job with a fantastic package and plenty of opportunities for career progression?

You don't need to have any previous experience of working in an office / insurance environment because full training and support is provided by The Skills Company.

This is a three year insurance practitioner apprenticeship qualification and you will have full support and training throughout.

The role

This professional apprenticeship scheme offers a real alternative to university. If you're bright, ambitious and considering a career in Financial Services then this apprenticeship could be the right choice for you.

This apprenticeship scheme will provide a 3 year programme to enable you to become a fully qualified Commercial Underwriter.
Throughout the apprenticeship, the company will give you all the support you need to become a valued and successful part of a world leading and ambitious company.
Good underwriters are always in demand and it is a well paid and rewarding career. How far you progress is largely down to the amount of effort you are prepared to put in.

A normal day would include:

* Underwriting requires a lot of technical knowledge and you will be making decisions that will have a big impact on our profitability.
* You will be arranging insurance policies that meet the needs of our customers; whilst evaluating the risks involved and setting an appropriate price.
* You will be managing relationships with our customers and providing great customer service.

The company

Proud to be part of the number one global insurance brand and a worldwide leader in financial services, the company employs over 5,500 in a network of offices across the UK. Their expert teams care for a huge range of customers, helping them protect their cars, homes and businesses against life's uncertainties. Whether bought directly, through brokers or through a number of corporate partners, their market-leading products are trusted by millions.


Apprenticeship training will be provided in the work place by The Skills Company. You will also receive regular on the job training and support from your line manager.

Apprenticeship training will include:

* 3 year Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship Diploma
* Functional skills in maths and English if required
* Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Qualifications required

Although full training will be given you should be educated to GCSE Level C or above in Maths and English. You will also need a level 3 qualification e.g. 3 A Levels Grade C or above or a BTEC Extended National Diploma (preferably in a business related subject e.g. Maths, English, Law, Finance etc.)

Personal skills

* Strong analytical and numerical reasoning skills - with attention to detail.
* The drive and commitment to complete a three year development programme resulting in a professional qualification.
* Commercial awareness

Futures Prospects

After your three year apprenticeship is complete you will have the opportunity to complete further qualifications including a Higher Apprentice in General Insurance (Diploma CII) and Progression onto Advanced Diploma in CII. A permanent job as a Commercial Underwriter with the company.

Learning Provider

The Skills Company is the largest training provider in Greater Manchester. They have worked with over 15,000 employers and supported over 75,000 learners to gain qualifications, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Higher Education degrees.

Job Ref: APP0231

Post Title: Commercial Underwriting Apprentice

Location: Horwich, Bolton

Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday 35 hours per week

Holiday: 23 days per annum rising to 28 with length of service + 8 days bank holiday

Salary:£15,150 per annum + Bonus Scheme linked to yours and the company's performance

Benefits: As you'd expect from a global leader, their reward package is a world-beater - here's a small selection of their current benefits: Pension scheme with employer contributions as well as your own Life Assurance (10 x basic salary), Flexible benefit options, including pension and life cover flexing, holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, health, dental and critical illness plans and bikes4work. Share Plan Scheme Discount on all brand Insurance products, including insurance, breakdown cover & healthcare.

Type: Full Time Apprenticeship opportunities are available with a minimum duration of 3 years and with the possibility of employment after this duration (subject to availability).

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