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Trainee Underwriter

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General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. It owns General Reinsurance Corporation and General Reinsurance AG, which conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

Are you looking for a varied career in financial services? Do you enjoy critical thinking, financial analysis, relationship building and teamwork? Then a career as a Gen Re underwriter could be for you. This role combines all these skills within a collaborative, fun, high-performing culture.

We now have an excellent opportunity for a you to join the Cologne, Singapore, London, Madrid or Paris Office as a Trainee Property or Casualty Underwriter.

Position Description

Gen Re provides Underwriter Trainees with real autonomy and a high level of responsibility from the start of their career. With the support of colleagues, our underwriters seek out business opportunities through regular marketing activities and evaluate complex risk scenarios, offering risk transfer solutions to our clients. Successful underwriters acquire in-depth knowledge of clients in order to develop and implement a sales and marketing strategy for the companies for which they are responsible.

Upon joining the company, you will benefit from comprehensive in-house training in order to acquire the technical, commercial and cultural fundamentals of our Group. This may involve international travel.

Responsibilities continue to grow and evolve throughout one’s career at Gen Re. Our employees enjoy flexibility, a quality work environment, comprehensive benefits and a competitive compensation structure. We are continually committed to strengthening our employee’s professional skills, industry knowledge and personal growth.


  • A University degree or relevant work experience
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Capacity to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Additional market relevant foreign language skills would be advantageous

Does this sound exciting?

If you are interested in this position please send your CV and cover letter to In your cover letter please let us know what interests you about the role and the insurance industry, why you think you would be right for the position, why you chose your degree and how your studies as well as other experiences will make you a strong candidate for this position.


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