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Graduates

So that’s university done and dusted. What next?

You’ll get immediate hands-on experience of the insurance world with our graduate programme, doing real and useful work from the day you join us.

You’ll receive excellent on-the-job training from our highly respected and experienced insurance professionals, together with a structured learning programme designed to develop your financial and business acumen as well as essential skills for your future career. You’ll get full financial support to study for relevant professional qualifications, as well as being supported by a senior level sponsor throughout your time on the graduate programme.

Our graduate scheme is rotational, designed to give you a broad understanding of our business and to equip you with a wide range of skills and knowledge. In each of your rotations, you’ll be given challenging work that will stretch you and enable you to contribute to the success of the business.  You’ll need to be flexible, adaptable, and willing to make the most of every opportunity that comes your way.

Is it for me?

Are you curious, eager to learn and try new things? Can you think on your feet and make quick, intelligent and commercial decisions? Can you combine strong analytical skills with an ability to build solid relationships? If you’re answering yes to these questions, our graduate programme is for you.

Our graduate programmes

Underwriting

On our underwriting graduate programme you’ll get in-depth experience and broad product knowledge through two insightful and challenging underwriting rotations, gaining experience of both 'big-ticket' and retail underwriting. You will also undertake a rotation outside of underwriting, in an function such as pricing, underwriting insight, catastrophe modelling or claims. This rotation will widen your skill set as well as your understanding of the broader business.

Actuarial

As an actuarial graduate, you’ll be fully supported through your actuarial exams and will complete three nine-month rotations within the function, experiencing capital management, pricing and reserving.

Business graduate programme

Our graduate opportunities on this programme vary each year – previous roles have been in Claims, Operations, HR and Finance. You’ll work alongside our experts in your functional area to develop the skills, knowledge and expertise that will prepare you for a varied and interesting career. You’ll experience rotations across your function to develop a broad perspective and a rounded skillset, with one rotation outside of your specialism to develop your knowledge of the wider business. You’ll also be supported to progress towards relevant professional qualifications. At the end of the scheme, you’ll be equipped to take on a key role in your function.

 

Frequently asked questions

In the UK, we look for a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent; 120 UCAS points or 300 UCAS points (A-Levels achieved prior to September 2017) or higher, from three A-Levels (or equivalent). This does not include general studies; Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English. For US roles, we look for evidence of high academic achievement, e.g. a grade point average of 3.0 or better out of 4.0 (or equivalent). If you’re applying to our graduate scheme in Bermuda, you’ll need to satisfy either the UK or US entry criteria.

You’ll be happy to be mobile for the duration of the scheme (27 months) and understand that being flexible on location after the scheme will help to accelerate your career and enable you to fulfill your potential. 

You’ll be able to speak and write fluently in business English, be numerate, and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the country in which the role is based.

Applications have now closed. We expect to begin recruiting for our 2022 programme in October 2021.

To register your interest for future roles, please email [email protected].

What's the best thing about being on the Hiscox Graduate Programme?

Two of our current graduates explain what it's like to be part of the Hiscox Graduate Programme

Natalie Green

My first 100 days as a Hiscox graduate

Natalie Green, Underwriting Graduate at Hiscox Re & ILS, shares what she's discovered during her first 100 days on the Hiscox Graduate Programme. 

Kayla Hamilton

My graduate experience

Kayla Hamilton, Underwriting Graduate in Atlanta, USA, reflects on her first year on the graduate programme

Joe Cooke

My experience as an Actuarial Graduate

Joe Cooke, Actuarial Graduate, talks about his experience in the first year of the scheme.

Mauriq Hill

My journey to Hiscox

Mauriq Hill joined Hiscox as an finance graduate last summer. Now a year into his role, we asked him to share his story.