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Commercial Underwriting Apprentice (Level 4)
Job ID #: R-49611 Location: Perth
Role Sector: Apprentices
Hours Per Week: 35
Salary Range: £
Additional Benefits:

Apprentice Trading Underwriters

Aviva are looking for 4 well qualified school or college leavers to join us as Apprentice Trading Underwriters in our General Insurance Commercial Lines team based in Perth.

Salary - £Competitive + benefits (Starting from £15,500)


About the role

As a successful candidate, you will have a unique opportunity to develop a long-term career with the UK’s largest insurer. We have ambitious plans to continue our domination of the broker market and the scale of our UK operations provides further scope for individual development and progression.

This role gives you a fantastic opportunity to not only to develop your technical skills but gives you the chance to meet both brokers and customers face to face.

You will be sponsored to study for the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) exams and expected to achieve Diploma status within two years.

As a successful candidate you will be trained to have a full working knowledge of Aviva’s General Insurance products, including:

  • Market awareness and presence
  • In-depth knowledge of trends / patterns within Finance and Insurance sectors
  • In-depth technical and product knowledge and understanding of products underwriting strategy
  • In-depth knowledge of risk management and risk management solutions
  • Legislation / regulation
  • Trading skills and behaviours 

As an Apprentice Trading Underwriter you will work towards the Level four, an accredited apprenticeship scheme with an industry recognised qualification. 

Throughout the duration of your studies you will spend a large proportion of your time learning on the job, and working as part of a team.  You will have dedicated ‘off the job’ time to focus on your studies, working with a National Training Provider to support your accredited learning.


About you

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate confidence, flexibility, motivation and be committed to developing themselves to build a long-term career in the insurance industry.

Above all you must want a career in the insurance industry and be both willing and committed to learn.


Essential Knowledge & skills

Minimum of 260 UCAS points (Equivalent to 2 x Cs and 1 x B at A level)

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade A to C with three of those being in Maths, Science (s) and English

OR a minimum of 2 Highers, to include English and a National 5 Maths (Lifeskills Maths acceptable) at a pass in Scotland

Desirable Knowledge & Skills

  • Self-motivated
  • Presentation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Communication skills
  • PC Literate


About Aviva

We’re Aviva, the UK’s No.1 insurer and sixth-largest financial services organisation in the world.  Our purpose is to Defy Uncertainty for our customers. Our insurance, savings and investment products help some 31 million customers enjoy life today, knowing that tomorrow is covered.  

We’d like to get to know you better.  Not just as one of the future stars of our business, but as a person too.  In fact, we think that it’s our different backgrounds, interests, thoughts and ideas that have made us the vibrant, globally successful business that we are today.


Additional information

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying or if you want to discuss the role before doing so, please contact Vicky in the Resourcing team on 0117 928 4420.

If you want more information about our apprenticeships, visit or the government site 

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