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Underwriting Intern

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re Reinsurance provides clients and brokers with reinsurance products, insurance-based capital market instruments and risk management services. Reinsurance operates globally through two segments – Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Reinsurance revenues totalled USD 29 billion in 2016.

About the Role

Strong expectation to take ownership of learning & development by utilizing Swiss Re's extensive knowledge resources. Will learn to provide accurate and consistent risk selection on a timely basis through original case underwriting

This will include exposure to:

  • Life & health insurance product knowledge
  • Medical knowledge in the context of underwriting
  • Financial underwriting
  • Occupation and part time activities underwriting

Will be expected to learn and maintain departmental standards in line with Swiss Re Life & Health underwriting principles. Expected to learn, engage and contribute in our broader business including with other job functions.

About You

  • Minimum Matric including biology/Life sciences at grade 12.
  • University graduate (or similar) preferred. Commerce or health care (or related e.g. occupational therapy, physiotherapy, biosciences) majors preferred.
  • Strong ability to work and develop knowledge & skills independently.
  • Self-motivator taking ownership of performance and personal development.
  • Decision-making and problem solving capabilities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact positively and effectively with others.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Must be able to represent Swiss Re on a professional basis with various clients and industry  groups.
  • Comfortable using computers and other technology.
  • Strong command of English essential.  
  • Portuguese/French and Swahili will be an advantage.
  • Strong desire for further career growth and to develop further than just these job requirements.

Internship end date: April 2020

Preference will be given to designated applicants as per the employment equity act.

  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Accounting, Actuary, Banking and Finance, Business

  • Workrights:

    South African Permanent Resident, South

  • Locations:

    Cape Town

  • Closing Date:No Closing Date specified


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