Underwriting Assistant - Accident & Health
3d ago

Underwriting Assistant Accident & Health

London UK

At AXA XL we solve today’s complex risks to drive tomorrow’s innovation. We see our careers with AXA XL as a chance to unleash our potential globally.

Cultivate expertise. Collaborate constantly. Analyse deeper. Dream bigger.

Joining AXA XL as an Underwriting Assistant is a great foundation step to launch your career as an Underwriter. Whether you have some basic Insurance experience and are ready to take the next step up, want to change your direction within Insurance or are looking for your first step on the ladder we have plenty of support available to help you take that next step.

Starting your career can be a daunting adventure, at AXA XL we have industry experts and a market leading Underwriting Academy to support you on that learning journey.

This is an exciting and rewarding permanent role ideal for those who are seeking real responsibility and the opportunity to make a difference in an integral role.

As an Underwriting Assistant you will be responsible for supporting and contributing effectively towards the maintenance, servicing, retention and development of the existing Underwriting portfolio, whilst developing the necessary skillset to liaise with key internal and external stakeholders.

The role includes pre and post bind processes within the UK & Lloyds business unit, providing accurate & efficient processing of accounts, at quality service levels, ensuring the end-to-end process is fully compliant in accordance with AXA XL guidelines.

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What will your essential responsibilities include?

  • Assisting Underwriters in recording risk details on source systems; building broker relationships as required; developing knowledge of the class of business and the accounts written;
  • retrieving data for Underwriters as requested

  • Liaise with underwriting staff to ensure correct interpretation of data for accuracy and completeness
  • Maintain underwriting documentation / files; keeping all documentation in order
  • Liaise with the Credit Control team - answering queries, tracking and monitoring premium using core underwriting systems.
  • Work with underwriting support functions to respond to regular control and exception reports, including data entry and ensure adherence to common standards across the business
  • Work with underwriting team to develop requirements for statistical and insightful reports for Underwriting function
  • Monitor renewal lists and action renewals as required
  • Work closely with shared services to ensure accurate and timely service to our Underwriters and Clients
  • Other ad-hoc duties and projects
  • We’re looking for someone who has these abilities and skills :

  • Previous office experience with administrative skills
  • Computer literate experience using Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams would be advantageous
  • System data entry experience and processes
  • Rational approach to complex data
  • Effective and professional communicator
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Accurate and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent proactive organisation skills and ability to plan and prioritise work
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Resilience
  • Sound mathematical skills with the ability to analyse complex data and statistics
  • Creative thinker, curious and ready to challenge the status quo.
  • An appetite for achievement and building a career within the insurance market
  • We’re interested not just in your past achievements and current skills but also in your potential. We use a competency-based approach in our application process to help us get a fuller picture of who you are.

    We see strengths as areas of work that energise you, come naturally to you and lead to exceptional performance. We see competencies as activities that you can perform successfully (whether or not you feel passionate about them).

    Throughout the application and interview process, think about the kinds of work you truly love, how you manage tasks you don’t enjoy so much and the areas where you’ve been told you excel.

    Also help us understand your interpersonal relating style, your approach to problem-solving and how you make decisions.

    FIND your future

    AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, is known for solving complex risks. For mid-sized companies, multinationals and even some inspirational individuals we don’t just provide re / insurance, we reinvent it.

    How? By combining a strong and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace, empowered to deliver top client service across all our lines of business Property, Casualty, and Specialty.

    With an innovative and flexible approach to risk solutions, we partner with those who move the world forward.

    At AXA XL we are happy to talk flexible working. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce and consider flexible ways of working for every role.

    Talk to us about how we can make flexibility work for you.

    Learn more at

    Diversity & Inclusion

    At AXA XL, we know that an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce enable business growth and are critical to our success.

    That’s why we have made a strategic commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the most diverse workforce possible, while creating an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and can reach their highest potential.

    It’s about helping one another and our business to move forward and succeed.

  • Five Business Resource Groups focused on gender, LGBTQ+, race / ethnicity, disability and inclusion with 20 Chapters around the globe
  • Robust support for Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Enhanced family friendly leave benefits
  • Named to the Diversity Best Practices Index
  • Signatory to the UK Women in Finance Charter
  • Learn more at . AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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