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Insurance Underwriters

Insurance underwriters identify and measure the risks associated with an activity, determine whether this risk is insurable and issue insurance polices which provide financial compensation in the event of loss.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£25572

New workers start around £13887. Normal pay is £25572 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48690.

Jobs

1166

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Negotiates terms of reinsurance contracts.
  • Ensures that the insurance policy clearly defines the liabilities accepted and any exceptions or exclusions.
  • Calculates premiums, provides quotations and, if acceptable to the client, issues policies.
  • Liaises with insurance surveyors, actuaries and risk managers where the risks associated with a proposal are not clear.
  • Identifies and evaluates the risks associated with a proposal.
  • Receives and assesses proposals and propositions for insurance from brokers and clients.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Writing

    71

  • Active Listening

    70

  • Active Learning

    69

  • Speaking

    67

  • Learning Strategies

    66

  • Critical Thinking

    66

  • Reading Comprehension

    65

  • Monitoring

    65

  • Mathematics

    47

  • Science

    14

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