W. R. Berkley companies NATIONWIDE are seeking professional and enthusiastic college graduates to join our Commercial Lines Underwriter Training Programs.
Candidates hired into these developmental roles will learn the fundamental principles of underwriting commercial lines insurance. They will gain an understanding of the underwriting thought process and learn to utilize underwriting guidelines, procedures, rating manual rules and insurance laws/regulations.
Trainees participate in structured classroom instruction, self-paced eLearning activities, special projects and on-the-job shadowing of exceptional professionals that provide excellent opportunities to learn the business and jump start their insurance careers.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Providing technical support to underwriting staff.
Participating in various underwriting meetings and educational activities.
Aiding in the building of superior distribution partnerships with agents and brokers.
Analyzing applications, determining acceptability of risk in accordance with Company guidelines and practices in order to assist underwriting with the appropriate underwriting decisions.
Analyzing quality, quantity, and profitability of risks underwritten and preparing reports for underwriting and management review.
Assisting in the management of the commercial property and casualty lines of business to achieve the goals and objectives established. Ensuring continued profitable growth.
Executing special projects in pursuit of enhanced operational excellence, delivery of valuable external marketing materials, and portfolio analysis reporting.
Self-study in pursuit of appropriate professional insurance designations.
Assisting with product development in creation of innovative products and services to introduce to the market.
Interacting with the marketplace through frequent attendance of regional client and producer meetings, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
1-2 years of work experience in a professional environment ideal.
Demonstrated leadership in academic, athletic or extracurricular pursuits.
Basic knowledge of underwriting and the insurance industry theories and practices.
Computer proficiency – MS Office products, applicable FCCI systems.
Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Strong mathematical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities.
Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
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Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance. Each of the operating units within Berkley participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product.
Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals.
We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.