The opportunity (the bit where we tell you what it’s all about!)
We’re looking for people to join an experienced team of Underwriters (some are senior, ALL are passionate about our customers; so much so it drives every decision and action we take!) We like to provide innovative, creative propositions to suit our customer’s needs and we pride ourselves on going above and beyond. Why? Simply put, we want to exceed all expectations by delivering a high-quality service that sets us apart from our competitors.
As an Underwriter, you’ll be analysing and underwriting new and renewal business. This means you’ll be in a Market facing role, so it’s really important that you are great at communicating and have a built in passion for doing the right thing for our customers.
We’ll support and train you in all the technical aspects of the role and will make sure that you feel part of the team from day one.
This role is available part-time, job-share or full time, this is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. If this is you, please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.
So what will you be doing?
Well, you can expect no two days to be the same, you’ll be working with your team and reporting into the Business Manager as well as interacting with brokers and intermediaries daily.
We need you to provide a standout service experience for customers and stakeholders and be responsible for delivering quality and timely solutions for them. This means taking ownership of own workload and supporting colleagues to deliver our collective workload -it’s all about being a team player!
If you spot ways we can improve things or do them differently, we’d love you to tell us, that’s how we can boost effectiveness and efficiency of our processes.
So what are we looking for?
We would be looking for someone with experience in General Insurance (Property & Casualty) looking to make their next move. We really need a willingness to learn and your strengths and energy to come into play. We can help you to build your knowledge of the group risk market and products, as well as all the technical bits but you’ll already be a strong communicator who is happy making a decision. We’d like you to be happy to challenge processes and decisions using your attention to detail. You’ll naturally adapt your style to different workloads and pressures and be able to think on your feet. Last but not least, organisation and the ability to prioritise is really key, our customer is always foremost on our minds!
As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:
12% Non Contributory pension scheme
Annual company bonuses
25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
Private medical cover
Discounted gym membership,
Discounted gadget insurance
Discounted technology offers
Virtual GP appointments
Plus much more!
At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.
Who we are:
With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.
You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.
At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, sex, gender identity, race, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/parental and mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.
So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.