Trainee Program for a Medical Underwriter

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Trainee Program for a Medical Underwriter
General Reinsurance AG


Gen Re is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and a world-class global reinsurer specialising in the Life/Health and Property/Casualty markets. Gen Re is represented by an international and U.S. network of more than 40 branch and subsidiary offices in key markets. The reinsurance industry, which is part of the underlying structure of the financial industry, provides and shares insurance risk with insurance companies. Gen Re has a superior financial strength rating of A++ (Superior) from A.M. Best.


Are you trying to find a career where you can link your interest in data analysis, insurance topics and client services? Our Business Unit Life/Health International offers an excellent opportunity in our Cologne office to combine all these fields within a collaborative, fun and high performance culture.

Trainee Program for a Medical Underwriter

Your Role:

Within a few months of joining Gen Re you will participate in our trainee program, currently planned to start in the second quarter of 2017. We provide an international trainee program, which is based on a high level of empowerment within an exceedingly productive environment, combining on the job training with intensive classroom phases. There may also be the opportunity of a several week assignment in another location or business environment. During the comprehensive program you will become familiar with all relevant aspects of our unit Life/Health International. This comprises in particular knowledge about reinsurance standards and guidelines, risk management, biometric products, tools and, of course, clients. Training also covers interpersonal skills as well as client and business development. This program is the ideal opportunity to build an excellent network with your international peers participating in the program and a broad variety of Life/Health International experts at an early stage in your career.

Job Description:

The Medical Underwriter position includes a broad range of tasks and offers you a continuing variety of tasks:

  • Focus on the analysis of life insurance applications in a holistic way with an eye to the assessment of medical, financial as well as special risks (e.g. occupation risks, travel risks and pursuit risks)
  • All activities connected with the underwriting of risks, e.g. intensive contacts with our national and international clients and cooperation in / support for product development, seminars for associates and clients
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team of Medical Underwriters and work in worldwide projects

Responsibilities continue to grow and evolve throughout one's career at Gen Re. Our employees enjoy flexibility, a quality work environment, comprehensive benefits and a competitive compensation structure. We are continually committed to strengthening our employees’ professional skills, industry knowledge and personal growth.


  • A keen interest in medical or insurance topics demonstrated through a degree in a medical discipline or any science subject such as biology, biostatistics, clinical psychology, or occupational therapy or a degree in insurance. However for the right person a different background may also be taken into consideration.
  • Strong interest in the economic interrelations of insurance and reinsurance
  • Prior work experience or internship in insurance or reinsurance would be advantageous
  • Interest in working in an international environment
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Capacity to work effectively in a team environment
  • High degree of energy and creativity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sold software skills
  • Fluent English, a second language would be advantageous

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application documents in English together with details of your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date.


Ellen Sistermann, Human Resources
+49 (0)221 9738 547

General Reinsurance AG [General Reinsurance AG]
Theodor-Heuss-Ring 11
50668 Cologne (Germany)



General Reinsurance AG
Köln, DE

Angebot vom 15.01.2017