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Trainee Underwriter with German

Job Description

Trainee Underwriter with German

This is a permanent role working directly for a major international Company whose German business has grown to have a significant share of its target segment within the German life insurance market. The business would focus on pensions and individual protection products, offering a combination of unit-linked funds, unitized with profits funds and variable annuity business within its pension products.

Role Description:  

Reporting to the Chief Underwriter and Claims Manager, the successful candidate will assess Life, Serious Illness and Disability applications on behalf of the Company for the German market, ensuring that all aspects of the risk assessment process comply with Underwriting, Legal and Compliance guidelines and company procedures

Responsibilities & Duties:

  1. Evaluate new applications and alterations in cover on existing policies, within tight deadlines
  2. Make underwriting decisions within own autonomy and make initial underwriting recommendations for more senior underwriters’ approval and sign off
  3. Promptly evaluate new enquiries so that all information required e.g. medical evidence, financial or occupational data etc., can be requested at the earliest possible date and therefore avoid any unnecessary delays
  4. Communicate underwriting decisions to brokers, agents, broker consultants, sales managers and clients in an effective and professional manner

Necessary Skills & Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will ideally possess the following

  1. A minimum of 1 years relevant work experience within the Insurance Industry
  2. Fluency in German & English (written and verbal) essential
  3. Ability to prioritize & organize effectively and meet regular deadlines
  4. Excellent communication (written and verbal) & Interpersonal skills
  5. Strong attention to detail and quality focus
  6. Excellent computer skills, proficiency in the use of Microsoft office essential
  7. Previous initial underwriting experience and a sign off for applications achieved would be an advantage

Please examine the description above in detail and let me know if you feel you are both suited to and interested in the position as described. If you do wish to apply or even just to find out more about the role please contact Enda Connolly of Target Talent at the contact details herein as soon as you can. 

Ref: EC0003


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