Hiscox's 2013 graduate programme now open for Bermudian applicants - as 2012 graduate begins new role

1st October 2012

Hamilton, Bermuda (1 October, 2012) – Hiscox’s 2013 graduate scheme is now open to Bermudian (under)graduates interested in applying for trainee roles in either underwriting or analytics and research. As the 2013 scheme opens, the 2012 graduate intake have taken up their roles, with Bermudian Matthew Sinclair joining Hiscox Bermuda as an Operations Trainee.

Hiscox’s 2013 graduate scheme for graduates aiming to start work in September 2013, is looking for Bermudians graduating next year (or who previously graduated in 2011 or 2012). Applicants must have a minimum upper second (2:1) or first class degree (UK), or a GPA of 3.2 or above (US/Canada), as well as strong analytical and communication skills.

With the search underway for next year’s graduates, this year’s successful graduates have now joined the company including Matthew Sinclair who has taken up his role as Operations Trainee. He is the second Bermudian to join Hiscox’s graduate scheme following Nicholas Thuell who joined Hiscox in 2010. Matthew, who has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in psychology, from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was born and raised in Bermuda, where he attended Mount Saint Agnes Academy. Based in Hiscox’s Bermuda office, his two year programme includes a placement in Hiscox’s London office as well as further opportunities in Hiscox’s European/US offices.

Matthew Sinclair said: "Following my graduation I wanted more than an entry level position. Hiscox appealed to me because of the emphasis on being given a high level of responsibility from an early stage, as well as the focus on learning and professional development. I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead and getting to know the business both here in Bermuda and in Hiscox’s worldwide offices."

Commenting on his arrival, Christina Herzog, HR Manager at Hiscox Bermuda, said: "We have set very high standards for our graduate recruitment and are pleased to welcome Matthew to the Hiscox family. He will experience a varied and challenging two year programme based both here in Bermuda and in our offices worldwide, with exposure to different parts of our business. On completion of the graduate scheme, he will be a welcome addition to our operations team here in Bermuda.

"We are now looking for more Bermudians to follow in Matthew’s footsteps in 2013 and welcome applications from students keen to pursue a career in either underwriting or analytics and research."

Graduates interested in learning more or applying to the programme are encouraged to contact Christina via [email protected]. Applications require submission of a CV and covering letter; a rigorous selection process including appraisals, telephone interviews and assessment centre will follow. If successful, graduates must be able to start the programme in September 2013. The application period is open from the 21 September to the 18 November. More details can be found at www.hiscox.bm.

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For further information please contact:

Kylie O’Connor +44 (0)20 7448 6656 [email protected]
Sebastian St. John-Clarke 0044 (0) 7779 702191 [email protected]

Notes to editors

About Hiscox

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox London Market underwrites internationally traded business in the London Market - generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd's. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and USA. Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, Hiscox Underwriting Limited, Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited and Hiscox Syndicates Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

For further information, visit www.hiscox.com.


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