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Job Description

Insurance underwriters decide whether to insure a person or company, and set out the details of insurance policies.  They analyses the risk associated with a potential client to decide whether they should be accepted, and if so on what terms and at what price.

Entry Requirements

No set requirements though experience as an underwriting assistant in a call centre could help you access this role.

A degree in business, maths or economics can help you get onto a graduate training scheme or an internship with an organisation.

You could also get into this job via an apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • confidence in decision making
  • ability to work to deadlines
  • good customer service skills
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • self motivation
  • good negotiation skills
  • statistical and mathematics abilities 

Starting Salary

£15,000 to £100,000

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