MS Amlin is a global business with local presence around the world. We're dynamic and ambitious but also traditional – our heritage and reputation will tell you that. We're specialists with a broad range of classes, clients and portfolios.

We pride ourselves on depth of expertise, knowledge and delivering a high service to our clients. That's how we deal with the unknown and tackle unique challenges in one of the most intellectually stimulating environments you're ever likely to encounter. To fit in and thrive here you need to think differently. Every day.

You may know little about us or may not have heard of MS Amlin. You probably don't know that we insure everything from satellites to thoroughbred horses, rare works of art to jumbo jets, from super yachts to cyber security. Our role is to get individuals and communities back on their feet after natural disasters, and to provide continuity to businesses, enabling them to get up and running in the midst of turmoil.

This is a fascinating, fast-moving and ever-changing line of work. A company with a superb reputation at managing risk and putting the interests of the client at the heart of everything we do. A culture where ideas, drive and creativity sit alongside knowledge, experience and ambition.

We’ve recently become part of MS&AD Insurance Group, a world-leading insurance and financial services group and one the largest Japanese insurers.

We are now recruiting for our 2016 global graduate programme. What are you waiting for?

"It's not until you work at
Amlin that you realise how
exciting insurance can be"

About Insurance

Risk explained

The world is an uncertain place and the risks associated with conducting business are increasingly complex. Risk is a threat, but it's also an opportunity. The greater the risk, the greater the potential opportunity.

So while businesses seek out and accept risk in order to grow, it needs to be managed. And that's where insurance comes in. The industry assesses prices and manages risk on behalf of clients, allowing them to get on with what they do best, safe in the knowledge that they're covered against worst-case scenarios.

A vital part of the UK economy

The UK insurance industry is the third largest in the world and the largest in Europe. It manages investments of £1.9 trillion – 25% of the UK's total net worth – and contributes over £12 billion in taxes. Employing around 330,000 people, it is one of this country's major exporters, with the UK and long term savings industry generating almost a quarter of total EU premium income.

Did you know?

  • Property insurers pay out an average of £12.9m per day to repair homes and replace contents.
  • 3m consumers have their pets insured, with around 95% of insurance being for cats and dogs.
  • The average bodily injury claim following an accident costs £10,680.
  • Liability insurers pay out £8.9m every day to protect businesses, which in turn, preserves jobs.

Shaping the future

The industry is working with the Government to help reduce flood risk, drive reform of the personal injury compensation scheme, and leading universities on research projects such as Systematic Risk Modelling. Adopting more innovative thinking and forging collaborative partnerships with governments and other service providers to solve the problem of underinsurance.

"The Amlin grad scheme is very
different to any other scheme
I looked at"

The Company

MS Amlin is now part of a leading insurance group operating worldwide in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental Europe, Bermuda, Singapore and the Far East, with new business ventures in Dubai, Hong Kong and North America. We specialise in providing insurance cover to commercial enterprises and reinsurance protection to other insurance companies around the world. One of the largest syndicates in the Lloyd’s of London market, we are a leading player in a range of insurance with strategic business units focusing on our primary classes of business – Reinsurance, Property & Casualty, and Marine & Aviation.

MS Amlin was formed in 1998 following the merger of Angerstein & Murray Lawrence. In November 2008, MS Amlin acquired Anglo French Underwriters, the largest Lloyd’s coverholder in France, and in July 2009, acquired Fortis Corporate Insurance, a leading provider of corporate property and casualty insurance in the Netherlands. In 2010, MS Amlin Re Europe was set up in Zurich which also provides the capital management for MS Amlin Bermuda, followed by the Miami and Dubai offices in 2015. On 1 February 2016, MS Amlin was acquired by the MS&AD Insurance Group.

With offices across the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Singapore, Bermuda, Dubai, Hong Kong, Miami and New Jersey. Our head office is in the heart of London's financial district, in The Leadenhall Building opposite the iconic Lloyd’s of London building.

Our vision

Our vision is to be the global reference point for quality in each of our markets. We aim to do this by delivering first class client service based on a thorough understanding of their needs. Our reputation is founded on the principles of integrity, honesty and respect, and these sit at the heart of everything we do. The trust and confidence of our clients is critical to our continued growth and success, as is our unwavering commitment to sustainability. We want to facilitate client intimacy as a source of competitive differentiation amongst our peers and have ambitious plans to grow in our markets and invest in further technology and products.

Our values

These underpin everything we do and play a key role in supporting our ambition to build a culture and environment that will make MS Amlin 'the place to work'.

  • Integrity: We are fair and honest and deliver on our commitments.
  • Superior Performance: We seek to excel in both the levels of services and the results we achieve.
  • Leadership: We take a clear and considered view of the future. We communicate our objectives and empower our team to achieve them.
  • Professional excellence: We are professional in all we do, continually developing our skills and expertise.
  • Teamwork: We work together to deliver excellent performance, taking responsibility, holding ourselves accountable and respecting the contribution of others. We communicate effectively and we give each other the space to do the job.
  • Focus on sustainability: We take a measured approach in our business strategy and in our acceptance and management of risk to secure the long term viability of the business.

To find out more on what we believe is important and how we want to behave, click here

As a career

The MS Amlin team is made up of around 2,000 employees, of which about 1,100 are UK based. With careers spanning all areas of business from underwriting, claims, to risk, finance and IT & business change, there are plenty of opportunities to find your niche. Our ongoing personal and professional development will help you carve out a rewarding and fulfilling management career. A good work life balance and excellent benefits will help you enjoy it even more.

"As a global business, the opportunies
to work in different countries and
different parts of the business
are exceptional"

About You

It takes a certain sort of person to thrive in such a dynamic environment, both in terms of fitting in with the team and being a success. Being in a challenging and constantly changing business will stretch you in ways you never thought possible. We demand a lot. But then we give a lot in return. The question is: have you got what it takes?

We're looking for the next generation of business leaders. Those with the credibility to gain respect from their colleagues even at the earliest stages of their career. People for whom the values of integrity and teamwork are more than just words in a corporate code. Individuals who want to be part of an organisation where these things genuinely matter and who have the drive and intellectual capacity to succeed.

We are looking to recruit and select up to 12 graduates for our offices in the UK, Europe, Zurich and Bermuda. You may have recently graduated with at least a 2:1 or international equivalent. More importantly, we're interested in your personality and your potential. You're intellectually curious, highly creative and unswervingly driven. The sort of person who is confident mixing at every level and not afraid to speak up.

You will need to be flexible, have an international mind-set and be able to thrive in a changing environment. We are a global business and the graduate placements will be based in any one of our main offices during the graduate programme.

You may not have considered that your future lay in the world of insurance. But then you may not have realised exactly how much it has to offer. Until now.

The Graduate Programme

Our globally structured, two year rotational programme will give you exposure to all areas of the business including underwriting, claims, finance and risk management. At this stage, we don't want you to specialise in any one area in particular – that will come later. We want you to get a feel for how each part of the organisation functions and fits.

You'll get involved with special projects and will have the opportunity to work in at least two or more locations across the Group, including London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, Paris or Bermuda. There will be plenty of learning and development opportunities covering technical and behavioural skills as well as regular feedback and progress reviews. That's what we mean when we say continual professional development.

Whilst we want you to take responsibility, do a real job and start putting your own ideas forward from day one, we don't expect you to do that without support. Which is why you'll have a senior-level mentor to use as a sounding board throughout the programme. You'll also have the chance to network with other graduates from across the business as well as those who have been on our previous programmes.

The ultimate aim of the programme is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to become one of MS Amlin's next generation of business leaders and underwriters.

Life At MS Amlin

The best way to get a sense of what it's like to be part of the graduate programme at MS Amlin is to hear from those who are already on it. We've asked our current graduates to tell a little about themselves and their experiences in their own words. Watch the videos to find out what's different about life at MS Amlin.

Julia Bodkin
Catherine Wight
Jack Leslie-Melville
Sophia Cartmell

To Apply

If you think differently - like us – and are interested in a management or underwriting career in the insurance industry, we'd love to hear from you.

Firstly, complete the short application form below and attach your CV. At this stage, the main thing we want to know is… What makes you different?

If we like what we see, we'll arrange a telephone interview to discuss your application in more depth.

If that goes well, there will be a recruitment process that will vary depending on location – you will be given details of this at a later stage. For the UK it will involve an invitation to an assessment day which will include psychometric tests, group exercises, a one to one interview as well as a short presentation.

Our recruitment processes will give us the chance to learn more about you and give you the opportunity to find out if MS Amlin is right for you.


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The application process is now closed.