Full Time



Position Title: Trainee Insurance Underwriter

Location: Stalybridge

Holidays: 25 days plus 8 bank holidays

Group benefit scheme in place

Training: Level 3 Insurance Practitioner Standard, supported by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Qualifications, to become Cert CII. The successful candidate will be supported to complete professional qualifications within an 18-month apprenticeship, with at least 20% of their working time dedicated to training, studying and learning.

Hours:35 hours working Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with a one-hour break for lunch each day.

Contract: Fixed-term apprenticeship agreement, with the role to be made permanent following successful completion of apprenticeship.

About the role:

As a Trainee Insurance Underwriter, you will need to complete a variety of tasks including:

  • Build and maintain ongoing relations with clients, agents and brokers.
  • Communicate with agents or brokers to gather information or clarify details about insurance applications.
  • Participate in underwriting reviews and audits to ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure coordinated and effective underwriting processes.
  • Under supervision, make underwriting decisions within the scope of authority granted by senior underwriters or management.
  • Assist in conducting market research to identify trends, competitor practices, and emerging risks.
  • Support team members with managing queries and answering queries via telephone and email.
  • Gain an understanding of regulatory requirements and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Engage in continuous learning and development activities to enhance underwriting skills and knowledge of insurance industry practices.

No prior experience is required. You will be given appropriate support and supervision to both carry out your job role and complete the apprenticeship.

With further training and career development opportunities available, this is a really exciting time to join our business and build a long and successful career within the insurance industry.

About you:

The ideal candidate will

  • Have a willingness to learn and a keen interest in underwriting and the insurance industry
  • Have good customer service skills
  • Display accuracy and attention to detail
  • Be self-motivated and able to use own initiative
  • Have the ability to build relationships, and work well as part of a team
  • Be proficient in using Microsoft Office
  • Able to take and follow instructions
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be committed to completing both the apprenticeship and CII qualification.
  • Have administrative and IT Skills

Qualifications required:

  • 5 GCSE’s 9 to 4 (or equivalent), including Maths and English are essential.
  • 3 A Levels (or equivalent) graded C or above are desirable *OPTIONAL

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a brief cover letter, detailing why you would like to be considered for this role, to APPLY via our careers site.

Please contact: Sharron Sutton, ssutton@mgunderwriting.com