Avid are currently recruiting for the following roles:
This is a rare opportunity to join a fast-growing insurance managing general agent specialising in providing niche insurance products across both personal and commercial lines. Due to expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a graduate trainee underwriter, who can support the activities of the existing underwriting team in delivering an excellent service to all partners and colleagues.
This is a varied role, which will include answering technical queries from distributors and liaising with insurers to determine acceptance and appropriate premiums for risks, analysing large volumes of data to understand trends and patterns, and identifying any changes that might be necessary to deliver required underwriting returns.
You will also have involvement in the preparation and delivery of scheme renewals and presentation of underwriting results. In addition, you will help to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with the company’s existing and potential new partner networks.
You’ll enjoy working in a friendly and supportive team, and given this firm’s expansion plans and significant financial investment, this presents exciting career-opportunities for the ambitious.
What we are looking for:
You must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You must also be able to work to tight deadlines and display a high level of attention to detail.
You must be numerate and have good IT skills, particularly the ability to work with Microsoft Office products and internal systems.
You will either be educated to degree level (or equivalent) or with 2+ years’ relevant experience in an insurance or underwriting role.
You must be willing to study for your professional qualification (CII examinations) for which study support will be offered.
Avid Leeds Office
To £25,000 plus benefits
To apply please go to https://www.astoncharles.co.uk/jobs/9439483/assistant-underwriter-leeds.asp
Graduate trainee underwriter
Avid Insurance Services Limited is a fast-growing insurance managing general agent specialising in providing niche insurance products across both personal and commercial lines. Due to expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a graduate trainee underwriter, who can support the activities of the existing underwriting team in delivering an excellent service to all partners and colleagues.
Underwriting is at the core of the insurance industry and this role offers a great opportunity to begin your insurance career, learning about risk selection, pricing, data analysis and account management alongside completion of your CII qualifications. Initially you will learn the main underwriting criteria for each of our lines of business, building up your understanding of how we price, monitor and develop our insurance products, whilst ensuring that they fully meet the needs of customers.
Our data-focused, analytical approach means you will gain experience in analysing large volumes of data to understand trends and patterns, and how analysis can be used to calculate how a change in products or pricing might be expected to influence underwriting results.
Your communication skills will be put to good use, whether you are answering a technical query, assisting with the preparation and delivery of renewals, or presenting underwriting results either internally to the Avid team, or externally to an insurer or distributor.
What we are looking for:
You must be a confident communicator, both verbally and in writing, and able to work as part of a team. You must be able to work to tight deadlines and demonstrate a high level of attention to detail.
You may have relevant experience acquired through previous employment, placements or internships, although this is not essential.
You should have achieved (or be on target to achieve) a 2:1 degree, ideally in business, law, economics or mathematics although other relevant subjects may be considered.
Based in Avid Leeds office
£20,000 plus benefits
Avid are actively looking for experienced underwriting individuals to develop and diversify additional lines of business. Ideally, you will control or have the potential to grow a book of business in your areas of expertise. You will be highly motivated with a proven track record to support the aspirations of the management team and investor partners. Avid will allow you to develop your own approach and grow significantly with the support of its exceptional underwriting partners.
If you would like to discuss an opportunity then please call Stephen Gibson on 07738114530 or email him at Stephen@avidinsurance.co.uk.