Apply for Swiss RE Graduate Programme 2024

Swiss RE is looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn, broaden their knowledge and expertise and want to make a difference.

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: Johannesburg

Graduate with Property & Casualty Reinsurance

As our Graduate you will develop the crucial underwriting foundation, with the prospect to move into a professional underwriting role in our organization. This programme offers you a kick start to your career, developing technical skills relevant to the Reinsurance industry.

You have a Bachelor, Master, or PhD degree with up to 3 years professional experience – we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2025 starting January 2025.

The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast-moving world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you will receive on- and off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different lines of business and departments. 

In the second half of the programme, we will work with you to jointly develop your individual perspectives for your career at Swiss Re.

About the Role 

As our Graduate and future underwriting professional, you will work right in the heart of our business, interacting daily with diverse teams across the company that assist in the underwriting value chain.

We strongly believe in learning by doing and therefore you will spend most of your time in the business working with amazing and experienced colleagues. You will have a mentor at your side helping you to navigate through professional situations and exciting challenges. 

You will play a critical role in assessing risks, evaluating insurance applications, and contributing to the profitability of our organization. 

Your daily activities include: 
•    Review insurance applications and accompanying documents to determine eligibility and assess risk factors
•    Analyse underwriting data, including loss history, financial statements, and market trends, to prepare and propose informed decisions on policy acceptance or rejection

•    Calculate appropriate premiums based on risk assessment and company guidelines
•    Collaborate with brokers, clients, and other internal stakeholders to gather additional information and clarify policy details
•    Support senior underwriters in complex underwriting tasks 
•    Active involvement in a cross functional project to gain an end-end understanding of the underwriting value chain incl. portfolio steering

By working directly in the business, you will broaden and deepen your skills and expertise in at least following areas: Underwriting (Property, Casualty, Specialty), Claims handling, Client management, Portfolio steering and Data analytics.

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