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Graduate Opportunities

A key component of an effective talent management strategy is attracting well-educated individuals who want to build their careers at a company with a promising future. That’s what’s behind ArgoGlobal’s Graduate Programme.

Who We Are

ArgoGlobal (Syndicate 1200) is part of the prestigious 325 year old Lloyd’s market, a hub of international specialist (re)insurance.  We write commercial property, general and professional liability, marine, energy, aviation, personal accident and political risks business from around the world.  We work in an exciting industry where our risk appetite ranges from drones to Formula One drivers and from skyscrapers to oil rigs.

Headquartered in Bermuda, Argo Group International Holdings Ltd is a specialist global (re)insurer. We are a public company listed on the NASDAQ exchange and employ over 1300 people throughout 10 countries.  We have a strong presence in the North American market – where Argo Group originated as well as in Europe, and in the South American, Middle Eastern and Asian markets. 

Argo Group are rated A.M. Best A (Excellent) and underwrote USD 1.9 billion of insurance and reinsurance business in 2015 and had total assets of USD 6,630 million.  Our Lloyd’s syndicate represents approximately a third of the Group’s income.

ArgoGlobal (Syndicate 1200) has the attitude of a small company with the resources of a big one. As an ArgoGlobal graduate you will get exposure to the senior executive team from day one and the opportunity to work in a dynamic trading environment and contribute to real business decisions. 

The Company believes in giving back to the local community and there are plenty of opportunities to participate in our programmes which include anything from reading and number partners at a local primary school to community actions days.

What do the Graduate Underwriter and Graduate Claims Programmes involve?

Successful candidates will work for approximately two years with the underwriting teams or Claims team (depending on which programme you apply for) at Syndicate 1200 at Lloyd’s of London.

Your journey

As an Argo graduate, you’ll rotate through placements in a variety of underwriting divisions or placements within the Claims department where you will experience many facets of the business with real responsibility from day one, learning how the market transacts insurance and reinsurance business, fundamental disciplines of underwriting and claims handling including Catastrophe Modeling, Actuarial and Marketing/Distribution. You’ll gain invaluable practical experience in the insurance industry through many different channels including sitting at the box in Lloyd’s.

During the rotations you will have the opportunity to work on a real business impact project with graduates on our US graduate programme which will result in a presentation to senior Executives.

Learning and development

Your development experience will include study for the ACII professional qualification, as well as in-house courses and rapid on-the-job learning.  You’ll be allocated a senior mentor to guide and help you through your development at Argo.  

What we’re looking for:

If you’re driven, motivated, enthusiastic and adventurous, we want to hear from you.

Do you have what it takes?

Are you:

  • Intelligent – having a minimum 2.2 degree in any discipline in the UK or equivalent
  • Dedicated – possessed of the energy and ambition to build a career in insurance
  • Innovative – with a knack for approaching challenges creatively
  • Analytical – having highly developed numerical and problem-solving skills
  • Articulate – demonstrating exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Team Player – able to give your best to team efforts, often as a leader
  • Resilient – showing commitment to a goal and an ability to work under pressure
  • Digital/technological aptitude – demonstrating an active interest in the digital environment.

We offer a competitive salary pay, an excellent benefits package and inoculation against career boredom.   

We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package and an opportunity to work in a high energy, dynamic and open culture.

At the end of the graduate programmes there will be the opportunity to apply for a number of permanent positions within Argo.

Check the Argo Syndicate 1200 Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/argosyndicate1200

Please be aware the next Graduate trainee programme will commence in 2018.

Shaping the Future at Argo Group

Attracting well-educated talent who want to build their careers at a company with a promising future is what’s behind Argo Group’s Graduate Programs.