Commercial Mid Market New Business Underwriter

Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Property & Casualty Insurance
Apply before 04/11/2021

About the role


Join us a Commercial Mid Market New Business Underwriter in our Birmingham branch and develop your career with a world leader. You will play a key role in helping us to achieve our targets by developing profitable relationships with our Broker Partners. You will deliver on trading team targets through effective underwriting of mid-market sized commercial risks within agreed authority levels whilst delivering an excellent customer service to key brokers . We offer a bespoke development plan and tailored mentoring to support you and help you cultivate your skills along your journey with us. We offer you the tools to maximise your potential to become a high achieving Commercial Underwriter.


As a Commercial Underwriter, you will develop credibility with brokers and customers, using effective questioning to understand all aspects of importance to both broker and customer, and design a solution which meets those. This will require information gathering, a strong knowledge of policy wordings and industry trends to select, understand and assess risks and makes sound assessments of the probability of exposure to determine a suitable premium from an accurately established technical price.


Your key tasks are to:-

  • Puts sustained effort into building influential relationships internally and externally, takes ownership and responds to immediate broker demands in a timely manner and keeps them informed about relevant ongoing activity
  • Build trading relationships with brokers, through visits & calls to maximise financial results and to generate pipeline new business opportunities.
  • Build a reputation as a trading expert with a panel of intermediaries and build confidence in the branch ability through interaction with our Underwriting Technical Centre.
  • Demonstrate contribution to loss ratio control by effectively implementing branch UW controls. 
  • Contributing to the development of colleagues by coaching and acting as a reference point to assist in decision making within empowerment.
  • Support SME Trading Centre in building trading relationships with intermediaries to enable a consistent and seamless service to be delivered.

What will I need?

As a Commercial Underwriter, you will be aware of market knowledge and trading issues. Your excellent interpersonal interpersonal/communication/sales/trading/ negotiation skills will ensure your strong commercial acumen and ability to deliver for our customers and be able to evidence that strong working relationship. You will be motivated by stretching targets and can evidence good performance against these. You will be working towards, or be willing to undertake CII qualifications.  In return you can expect to receive structured and supportive personal development and training.

With a presence in over 60 countries, and 165,000 employees serving the needs of 107 million customers, AXA is big.


But never too big to care for every single person who works here.  So when you join us, we promise to put our collective might behind you and your career.


You’ll work in an open and supportive environment where you’ll be developed, challenged and encouraged to move around to achieve even bigger and better things – nationally and internationally. You’ll learn directly from senior leaders, from the best in our business. And you’ll enjoy real responsibility, really early on.


Every large company today talks about supporting diversity and inclusion. But at AXA UK, these values form an integral part of everything we do. For us, it’s about bringing together the best talent, helping people to realise their full potential by being 100% themselves at work and delivering outstanding service to everyone – regardless of difference. 

Proud to be part of the AXA Group, a global insurance brand and a worldwide leader in financial services, AXA Insurance businesses employ over 5,500 in a network of offices across the UK. Our expert teams care for a huge range of customers, helping them protect their cars, homes and businesses against life’s uncertainties. Whether bought directly, through brokers or through a number of corporate partners, our market-leading products are trusted by millions.

As you’d expect from a global leader, our reward package is a global beater – here’s a small selection of our current benefits:

Bonus Scheme linked to yours and the company’s performance
Pension scheme with employer contributions as well as your own
23 days holiday
Access to MAX Benefits where you enjoy cashback and discounts on thousands of retails, holidays and purchases.
Flex benefits such as holiday purchase, dental care, bikes for work.
Discount on all AXA Insurance products, including car, home and travel insurance, breakdown cover & healthcare.
Investment in Professional Qualifications.
3 Days Volunteering/Charity Days
Free live online fitness classes (Yoga, HIIT, Thai Chi and more)
24/7 mental wellbeing support (through Thrive app)
Dedicated financial support (through AXA-paid Nudge)

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

AXA is proud to support the needs of our employees and as such understands everyone has individual work and home life responsibilities. We are therefore happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, should this be a requirement for you 

Want to talk through the role or have more questions? Please get in touch