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Underwriter Trainees

About Us:

General Re, a leading global reinsurer and a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, has an excellent opportunity for an Underwriter Trainee in its General Star Management Company subsidiary. 

General Star underwrites excess, surplus specialty property and casualty (P&C) insurance on an admitted and non admitted basis through wholesale brokers.

We currently offer an excellent opportunity for Underwriter Trainees in our Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York locations. Start Date: July 2017

Your Role:

The Underwriter Trainee is responsible for learning the processes of client relationship management and the fundamentals of the insurance industry. Underwriting responsibilities include reviewing and acting upon applications for all the different products that the Department offers, analysis of exposures, conducting research, learning rating techniques, and reviewing risks with a manager or mentor with the purpose of developing a quotation. Marketing responsibilities include developing client relationships through phone, in-person contact and industry events, analysis of marketplace information, and documentation of client visits and communication.


  • College degree GPA 3.0 min. – Business, Marketing, Liberal Arts, Risk Mangement major desirable.
  • Prior Intern experience and/or professional experience desirable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and teamwork skills, critical thinking skills, organizational ability, and solid software skills (Microsoft Professional and Lotus Notes).


Linda Dalesio, Human Resources

Our Address:

120 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902 (US)

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