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Shape your career with Gen Re. Take the next step and become a part of our worldwide team of skilled professionals.

Why Gen Re?

The dedication of our employees to the mission of Gen Re and the values of its parent company, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is what sets us apart. Gen Re strives to be the most valuable global reinsurer for its reinsurance partners and its shareholder. 

Core to our success is our commitment to nurturing an inclusive, collaborative, and learning culture where diverse ideas thrive, resilience abounds, and people can achieve their full potential.

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Our People

Investing in the attraction, development, and training of our talented employees. Continually improving the health, safety, and security benefits offerings for our employees.

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Our Financial Strength

With $17.7 billion in capital and $13.5 billion in premiums, we only make promises we can keep.

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Our Global Network

Unique access to leadership and thought leaders in the industry across our flat global structure.

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Our Integrity

Investing in our communities through charitable contributions, volunteerism and ethical business practices.


Digitaler Unternehmensbesuch 2024

Am 24. Mai fand bei uns der digitale Unternehmensbesuch in Kooperation mit der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Versicherungs- und Finanzmathematik (DGVFM) und der Deutsche Aktuarvereinigung e.V.  (DAV) statt.

Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung konnten wir uns in einem einstündigen Vortrag als Unternehmen vorstellen und den Teilnehmenden einen Einblick in den Berufsalltag eines Mathermatikers (d/m/w) bei einer internationalen Rückversicherung geben. Die Veranstaltung fand zum 1. Mal statt und richtete sich an Studierende verschiedener Fachrichtungen, wie Versicherungswissenschaften, Mathematik, Wirtschaftswissenschaften und viele mehr.

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Mathematikertag 2023

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Mathematikertag bei der Gen Re

Der Mathematikertag bei der Gen Re in Köln ist eine hervorragende Gelegenheit, um tiefere Einblicke in das Berufsfeld und den Arbeitsalltag eines Aktuars (w/m/d) in einer internationalen Rückversicherung zu gewinnen. Das Programm aus Workshops, Vorträgen und persönlichen Erfahrungsberichten ist interaktiv und vielfältig. Zum Abschluss des Tages laden wir zu einem lockeren Beisammensein mit Kölsch und Snacks ein, bei dem man die Gespräche mit den Fach- und Führungs­kräften der Gen Re vertiefen kann.

Bei Fragen meldet Euch gerne bei Ellen Sistermann (HR Managerin) unter careerscologne@genre.com

Our Core Career Paths

At Gen Re, we will support you through your journey to a fulfilling career in one or more of the following areas. We welcome applicants at all levels from entry level to more experienced. Please click on the career paths below to see how you could develop with us. Make Gen Re your next move. 

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Career Track – Actuarial

Actuarial roles make up over 12% of our workforce and are a pillar of our disciplined approach to underwriting and risk management. Entry level positions, post-university, start at the trainee or associate level with a focus in either Property & Casualty or Life & Health.
Development opportunities include paths in both pricing/business development and reserving roles, with long-term opportunities outside of the actuarial space for those interested in leveraging their actuarial skills in other areas such as account underwriting, business development or risk management.

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    Actuarial Associate
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    Senior Actuarial Associate
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    Senior Actuary
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    Business Unit Actuary
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    Chief Actuary
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Career Track – Underwriting & Marketing

Underwriting roles make up 30+% of our workforce and are a fundamental contributor to our disciplined approach to risk management. Entry level roles, post-university, include opportunities in our Facultative businesses with paths to both Treaty (Marketing & Underwriting) and Referral Underwriting. 

On the marketing or sales side, underwriters strive to build lasting relationships with their clients. Marketing efforts include a variety of touch points, including client entertainment, industry events, meetings and presentations, and written communication. Marketing roles make up nearly 10% of our workforce.

We offer an intensive introductory training program called Jump School where underwriting trainees from around the world come together to learn the business from our experts. Additional annual training programs follow Jump School throughout the first 5+ years of an underwriter’s career. 

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    Associate Underwriter
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    Senior Underwriter
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    Senior Underwriting Specialist/Underwriting Executive
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    Underwriting Manager
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Career Track – Claims

Claims positions make up almost 10% of our workforce across our Property & Casualty and Life & Health businesses. Our Claims expertise is utilized to diligently handle a wide variety of claims, support underwriting strategies, and provide superior service to Gen Re’s clients. Claims roles need to analyze a range of information to develop the full picture and strategy for claims management. Entry level roles, post-university, start at the assistant or associate level, while university graduates start out in more advanced Claims roles – all with a path to Claims Manager and other roles within the broader Gen Re group, such as account management or underwriting.

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    Claims Associate
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    Senior Claims Associate
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    Claims Specialist
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    Senior Claims Specialist
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    Claims Executive
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    Senior Claims Executive
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    Claims Manager

Our Other Professional Careers

We are a global business with roles and careers in many functions. We have a global Finance Team, HR Team, Legal and Compliance Team, Information Technology Team, and Marketing Support Team. Each jurisdiction requires specific risk and governance controls, and we employ technical experts in those fields too. This is just a snapshot. If you’d like to explore the many options we can offer, please take a look through our list of open positions.

We offer students exciting opportunities to gain insights and put experience into practice along with developing theoretical knowledge. Our interns and working students have the opportunity to participate in day-to-day business and learn from the experts in the different departments. They benefit from their time at Gen Re as they are fully integrated into the teams. Our working students stay with the company from 6 months to two years. After finishing their education, many former working students have started their professional careers with us.

Featured Training: North America P&C Jump School

We are happy you’re here to learn more about Gen Re! We hope that this video gives you some insight into our culture and the people who make Gen Re such a unique learning opportunity.

CasFac Jump School 2022 (trainee programme)

P&C Graduate Scheme

Torn between a career in marketing, consulting, financial analysis or sales? Why settle for one? A career at Gen Re combines all these fields within a collaborative and high-performing culture.

Our 24-month trainee programme as an Actuary or Underwriter (d/f/m) in Cologne / London starts in September 2024.

This video is an excerpt of a conversation between our CEO and our Chairman.

Our Leadership Team

Gen Re values excellence, integrity, personal responsibility, diversity, and optimism. Our flat management structure and team-based environment promote collaboration and free-flowing communication. 

Our Commitment to Environmental Social Governance (ESG)

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Gen Re is a global organization committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices and continues to pursue sustainable growth and reduction of its carbon footprint.

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At Gen Re, we value our employees and the communities where we work and live. We provide an environment for our employees to deliver their full potential and participate meaningfully in their communities by:

  • Continuously improving our health, safety, and security performance
  • Investing in the attraction, development, and training of our talented associates
  • Expanding and measuring our efforts to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture, and treating everyone with respect and dignity
  • Investing in the communities where we live and work through a sustained focus on our contributions and volunteerism
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We have a firm commitment to ethical and legal business practices. The Gen Re Group is fully committed to complying with all laws and regulations applicable to our businesses in the jurisdictions in which we operate. Employees are expected to deal honestly and fairly with their fellow associates, our clients, and other third parties.

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Taking Care of our People

Taking care of our people is a top priority. In addition to our culture, DEI, and community impact, our Total Rewards Packages provide support and security for our employees and their families.

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Our people matter to us, and therefore a balanced life is important. We have comprehensive family and personal holiday/vacation offerings relevant to each of our global locations.

Our employees are our greatest asset, and we aim to provide them with the opportunity for financial well-being. At Gen Re, we are committed to providing you with a comprehensive Total Compensation package that includes direct cash compensation plus a broad range of plans and programs designed to help support your family and you.

We offer Gen Re employees a strong work/life balance through flexible work hours and models. Many employees have shared that working from home has been a positive experience. We are committed to ongoing flexibility, as leaders across Gen Re determine how, when, and where we will work together in the future. We are committed to balancing what worked well pre-pandemic and what we have learned during the pandemic to best support our clients, our business, and each other. For most roles this will be achieved through a hybrid work schedule and for some roles through fully remote working.  

We all have important roles and responsibilities to keep each other safe and well, not only in our offices but also in our local communities. We offer a wide range of employee programs that support mental health as well as virtual health and wellness courses to support this endeavor. We encourage our colleagues to be active and spend time outside of work with friends and family.

Targeted Training

We work with the business to determine their needs, work with specialists to design and pilot training courses to ensure that training is relevant and will provide the required development for our employees. These courses are then rolled out to the wider organization to ensure that all employees benefit from the courses being developed.

Team Training

We work with teams to develop the most effective ways of working together and support them in developing efficient and lasting working practices.


At Gen Re, coaching is seen as a positive step towards the growth and development of our employees. We feel everyone, at times, may need to talk through issues or concerns, or just needs support transitioning into a new role. Therefore, we ensure that coaching is available to all employees whenever they need it.

Professional Designation

At Gen Re, we encourage our employees to continue their education in the insurance and reinsurance industry through many nationally recognized insurance programs such as Underwriting or Actuarial programs. We provide support for program enrollment, books, and study material as well as awards.

Gen Re has qualified for the kununu Top Company Award in 2023 and 2024. Kununu is an online platform for employer insights in German-speaking countries that delivers anonymous reviews containing insights from employees and applicants. Only approx. 5% of all companies on kununu qualify for the Top Company Award each year.