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Company Profile - Chaucer


Chaucer is a specialist insurance and reinsurance underwriting group providing the management skills, expertise and capital required to underwrite insurance business at Lloyd’s, the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance market. We are a leading Lloyd’s Managing Agent and are a member of The Hanover Insurance Group which is ranked among the top 25 property and casualty insurers in the United States.

Currently Chaucer has over 700 employees in the UK and overseas, including our UK headquarters in London, our UK Division in Whitstable and main overseas offices in Denmark, Buenos Aires and Singapore.

Who are we?

Our accolades during 2012 include our Political Violence Underwriting team being shortlisted for The Insurance Day ‘Underwriting Team of the Year’ and our Marine Class Underwriter nominated for the ‘Young Underwriter Meteor of the Year’ award.

We recognise that people are at the heart of our business; therefore we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent in our industry. Established in 2005 the Chaucer graduate scheme offers talented individuals the opportunity to build an award-winning career in insurance.

Career Opportunities

We are committed to developing our own talent and opportunities exist across the breadth of our business from underwriting and claims, to risk and actuarial. We believe in continued career development so joining our graduate programme will just be the first step in your Chaucer career.


Training and Development

Learning and development is important to us.  You will kick off your programme with a structured week long induction to prepare you for your career at Chaucer. We will then work with you to create your own personal development plan which will include self-study, courses, technical briefings, on-the-job training and professional qualifications. To support you through your programme you will have a buddy and a mentor assigned to you as well as regular meetings with the Learning and Development team.

What we look for

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals demonstrating exceptional communication, analytical and decision making skills who are commercially minded, team focused and willing to use their initiative to challenge assumptions and effect innovation.

Chaucer’s selection process has been designed to identify those who will be most successful in the role and who can be assured of an exciting career in insurance.

How to apply

See current opportunities.

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