My time as a graduate was primarily focused on underwriting at Lloyd’s. I spent two years in rotation around numerous divisions of the company experiencing different classes of business such as marine, reinsurance, aviation and accident & health, giving me a broad range of knowledge and skills to draw from in the future. I also spent a number of rotations with operational teams including catastrophe risk modelling. Additionally, I worked with our new Syndicate 1880 at the beginning of its first year of account, which was an excellent opportunity for me to increase my knowledge of some of the Tokio Marine companies as well as our director of underwriting team. A further highlight of the graduate scheme was the opportunity to visit our South African office for four weeks, gaining experience of an alternative operating model of the insurance industry.
Having completed my ACII qualifications (an integral part of the scheme) and finished my graduate rotations, I joined our reinsurance division, part of Syndicate 510 in 2009, and I am now an underwriter for treaty reinsurance business. I feel that I have made an excellent choice joining Kiln, working in a challenging and sociable environment in an industry that is constantly evolving.