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Apprenticeship Trainee Underwriter

South West   •   Competitive salary & Excellent benefits   •  Apprenticeship

Key Selling Bullet Point 1

  • This role gives you a phenomenal opportunity to not only to develop your technical skills but gives you the chance to meet both brokers and customers face to face.
  • You will be sponsored to study for the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) exams and expected to achieve Diploma status within three years.

About us

We’re  Aviva,  the  UK’s  No.1  insurer  and  sixth-largest  financial  services  organisation  in  the  world.  Our  purpose  is  to  Defy  Uncertainty  for  our  customers.  Our  insurance,  savings  and  investment  products  help  some  31  million  customers  enjoy  life  today,  knowing  that  tomorrow  is  covered.
Bring  to  Aviva  what  makes  you  different  and  we’ll  support  you  to  do  the  best  work  of  your  life.  We  support  applications  from  everyone  who  wants  to  help  us  achieve  our  purpose.

Why work for us

At  Aviva  we  value  new  talent  joining  our  business  to  become  our  subject  experts  of  the  future.    Of  course,  we  also  value  our  existing  talent  and  are  committed  to  supporting  their  on-going  development.    Apprenticeships  allow  us  to  do  both,  attracting  talent  keen  to  learn  whilst  earning  a  full  time  salary,  and  supporting  colleagues  to  learn  new  skills  for  the  future.

We  have  opportunities,  in  a  range  of  locations  across  the  country,  for  self-motivated  school/college  leavers  or  individuals  looking  to  return  to  work,  or  those  who  wish  to  retrain  in  a  new  industry.

If  you’re  keen  to  learn  constantly,  become  valuable  quickly  and  take  responsibility  for  driving  your  own  future,  an  Apprenticeship  with  Aviva  could  be  perfect  for  you.  We  offer  -
•An  accredited  apprenticeship  scheme  with  an  industry-recognised  professional  qualification
•A  permanent  role  with  workplace  learning  and  off  the  job  training  to  learn  a  new  skill  and  gain  experience
•A  competitive  starting  salary  which  will  rise  as  you  continue  to  increase  your  performance  and  contribution  to  our  success
•Apprenticeships  are  open  to  all  ages  who  want  to  learn  a  new  skill  whilst  earning  a  full  time  salary


Job Description

As  an  Underwriter;  you  will  be  responsible  for  underwriting  profitable  business  within  a  specific  area,  operating  within  agreed  guidelines  and  authority  levels.  You  will  actively  pursue  opportunities  to  grow  the  book  of  work  through  new  business  and  renewals,  in  line  with  team  and  Commercial  targets.  

You  will  make  day-to-day  underwriting  decisions  regarding  the  acceptance  and  rating  of  risks  within  detailed  guidelines  and  agreed  authority  limits.  You  will  handle  your  own  caseload,  including  underwriting  both  new  business  and  renewals  and  work  within  Aviva’s  Brand  Values.  You  will  provide  technical  support  and  assistance  to  customers,  dealing  with  all  queries,  developing  sustainable  relationships  to  support  new  business  growth  and  renewals  as  well  as  understand  the  commercial  insurance  market,  You  will  be  responsible  for  identifying  innovative  ways  of  working  and  opportunities  for  improvements  by  acting  on  feedback  from  customers.

The Successful Applicant

Essential  Knowledge  &  Skills  .

•Minimum  of  300  UCAS  points(Pre  September  2017)  or  120  UCAS  points  (Post  September  2017)  this  is  equivalent  to  3  B's  at  A  Level
•Minimum  of  5  GCSE’s  at  grades  A  to  C  with  two  of  those  being  in  Maths  and  English

As  Apprenticeships  are  about  learning  new  skills  or  deepening  your  knowledge.  So,  to  apply  for  one  of  our  Apprenticeships  you  must  -

•NOT  have  a  qualification  in  the  same  subject  or  field,  that’s  higher  than  the  qualification  you  will  study  as  part  of  this  Apprenticeship.
•NOT  already  have  studied  the  same  Apprenticeship.

Desirable  Knowledge  &  Skills
•Presentation  skills
•Negotiation  skills
•Interpersonal  skills
•PC  Literate

What's on Offer

Excellent  salary  &  benefits

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