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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 development programme that includes training on creativity, leadership and TED-style speaking. You’ll also get full financial support to study professional qualifications.

Whether you’re in underwriting, finance, operations, HR or any other area of Hiscox, you’ll gain a broad understanding of our business through different rotations. Moving around over the course of the 27-month scheme means you’ll develop new skills and relationships across the business. You’ll also get an opportunity to experience a different way of working, with one of your rotations likely to be in one of our international offices.

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.

Tell me more!

Underwriting graduate programme

Our underwriting programme provides in-depth experience and broad product knowledge through insightful and challenging rotations across our underwriting divisions. You could be working on anything from ‘big ticket’ risks such as hurricanes through to insurance for homeowners and small businesses. You’ll be given experience of the different types of risks we insure, how we price those risks and under what conditions. After the graduate programme, you’ll join one of our business units as an Underwriter to develop specialist knowledge in your field.

Business graduate programme

As a graduate on our business programme, you’ll be sponsored by one of our business units where 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 up to six rotations across the Hiscox Group with the aim of broadening your knowledge of our business, with one rotation outside of your specialism to stretch this even further. 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. 

What qualifications do I need?

Country Qualifications Language skills
UK 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent);
120 UCAS points or 300 UCAS points (A Levels achieved prior to September 2017) or higher, from 3 A-Levels (or equivalent). This does not include General Studies;
Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English grade B (or international equivalent)
English
US Evidence of high academic achievement, for example, a grade point average of 3.0 or better out of 4.0 (or equivalent) English
France

Have achieved (or be expecting to achieve) a France Master’s degree in either engineering, a business subject or law from a Grande École or accredited school or university

Business English and French
Germany Have achieved (or be expecting to achieve) an excellent degree in insurance, finance, economics or law with a grade point average of 2.5 or above Business English and German
Bermuda Equivalent of UK or USA requirements English

Any other requirements?

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.

How do I apply?

Recruitment for graduates roles starting in September 2020 has closed. To register your interest for roles starting in September 2021, email [email protected] stating the country you are interested in.

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