Underwriter Trainee

Underwriting / Souscription Vancouver, British Columbia


Position at Northbridge Financial Corporation

Are you a recent university graduate looking for a dynamic and interesting career in the insurance industry?

Hudson Insurance Group is a market-leading specialty insurer headquartered in New York City with offices throughout the United States. Operating as Hudson Specialty Property in Vancouver we have an immediate opening for an Underwriter Trainee. 

The trainee will be immediately responsible for providing technical and administrative support to assigned underwriting files.  No prior knowledge of, or experience with, insurance is required.  This position will provide you with on-the-job training in preparation for a professional career in Underwriting.

Through on the job training and working collaboratively on special projects, you will develop the skills required to underwrite and service assigned accounts in accordance with established guidelines and business objectives, within established authority levels. 

 Responsibilities:

  •  Provide effective technical and administrative support to assigned underwriting files
  • Communicate successfully with underwriters and brokers for verification and qualification of information and to request information required to be part of the underwriting file
  • Promptly respond to and investigating underwriting, broker and policy holder service requests and other correspondences
  • Familiarize and apply best business practices towards national service and quality standards and policies

Qualifications:

  • University degree in engineering, math, science or earth sciences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel including all functions e.g. mathematical formulas and pivot tables as well as other Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Team orientated personality
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the company
  • Perform other related duties as required to achieve the goals and objectives of the company and department
  • Maintain confidentiality of company-sensitive data