Trainee Commercial Underwriter

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Trainee Commercial Underwriter

Belfast City Centre

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Vacancy Description

Join RSA and make a difference every day.

At RSA and we empower our customers to make a difference in their lives. And the same goes for our employees.

We have offices in Belfast, Galway and Dublin, where we’ve embraced hybrid working and empower our people to work flexibly to suit their needs and those of our customers. Our Dublin office is also home to our sister-company

Our diverse customer base benefits from the diverse perspectives of our teams that serve them, solving complex problems with creative ideas.

As proud member of the Intact family, we’re part of something bigger with a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe. Our business has grown organically and through acquisitions to over $20 billion of total annual premiums. 

We want you to succeed with us and grow with us – and we’ll give you the tools, flexibility and learning opportunities you need to do it. 

And, if you bring your best, then we promise to give you, our best.

Culture and Community

RSA is a purpose-driven business – our purpose is to help people, businesses, and society prosper in good times, and be resilient in bad times’.

We do that by living our values – Integrity, Respect, Customer-driven, Excellence, and Generosity – in everything that we do.

We provide an open and honest workplace – where everybody contributes, and every view is listened-to and respected.

Generosity is in our DNA and is the value that guides and enables our people to help others, protect the environment and make our communities more resilient. It drives our efforts to care for people and to give our time, financial resources and talent. We’re also committed to helping society adapt to a changing climate taking reasonable care to ensure that our business activities are conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Our stats don’t lie… in our annual engagement survey

95% of our people are committed to driving innovation and change

91% of our people celebrate the diversity in their teams and wider company

90% of our people feel safe to share they’ve made a mistake

89% of our people strive to recognise colleagues for the amazing work they do

89% of our people know how their job supports the company’s strategy

So if you want to make a difference every day, we’d love to have you.


Trainee Commercial Underwriter- Belfast

Exciting new career opportunity within our Commercial Lines team, this role would be focused on New and Existing Business.  

This Trainee Commercial Underwriter will involve processing underwritten cases within agreed processes and risk appetite, with senior direction & guidance, to achieve business development and retention targets.  You will spend most of your time supporting more qualified colleagues and managing customer interactions.

You will be desk-based working within a team and with other colleagues responsible for underwriting risks. You will have strong analytical, relationship management and communication skills.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Supporting more qualified colleagues in the handling of non-standard cases in line with established standards, procedures and guidance provided
  • Identifying non-standard or complex risks and escalating to more qualified colleagues to ensure they are handled appropriately
  • Actively engaging in the identification, prioritisation, negotiation and winning of profitable renewals in line with agreed business strategies and delegated authorities.
  • Managing customer interactions in an efficient, courteous and timely manner in order to deliver high standards of customer satisfaction
  • Contributing to the production of new and existing policy documentation to ensure they are current and accurate
  • Develop and maintain good internal relationships to support the end-to-end delivery of the customer proposition. Managing customer expectations and delivering the relevant Brand Promise whilst proactively identifying and pursuing up-selling and cross-selling opportunities at the same time as ensuring the Service Promise to meet the defined customer service proposition
  • Feedback from customers and colleagues
  • Compliance with legal, regulatory and policy requirements
  • Personal contribution to team productivity



  • Ability to work to tight deadlines with a commitment to delivering quality results
  • Proven effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • Excellent external networks and relations with customers and intermediaries


 RSA Insurance Ireland DAC and its affiliate companies consider applicants on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.


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