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Trainee Initial Pricing Underwriting

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Date Posted: Nov 18, 2022

Location(s): Brighton, GB

Company: MetLife

Trainee Initial Pricing Underwriting


Job Location:   Brighton; during training office based, thereafter hybrid working one day a month in the office


We are a company driven by a solid set of principles (see below) and purposes such as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our working culture provides flexibility and naturally a ‘hybrid’ working model as standard. We are part of the Women in Finance Charter, an initiative set up by the UK’s HM Treasury. We want to benefit from the many positives that come by having a more diverse working culture throughout all levels of seniority and lines of business. Our workforce enjoys excellent benefits, including private healthcare, a brilliant pension, and a host of other benefits to ensure you and yours are kept safe and protected.


MetLife Success Principles

  • Build Tomorrow – We change and innovate for sustained performance
  • Win Together - We collaborate and empower each other to succeed
  • Own It - We deliver for our customers


You’ll be joining a business that is expanding, cares about the community and the environment. You will get a 9% pension as standard, increasing to 13% company max contribution (plus your 4% = a 17% pension). You can also get up to 31 days holiday, hybrid working, life assurance - employee, income protection, private medical insurance, mortgage advice, gadget cover, life assurance - partner, critical illness, travel insurance and dental cover.



Role Value Proposition: 


This trainee Underwriter role is ideal for a gifted math mind professional who has a solid data entry foundation that they can bring with them, couple with some customer service experience to be built on. This permanent trainee role will focus on providing quotations and administrative support to Pricing Underwriters within the Employee Benefits division. The trainee will be providing the initial analysis of requests for pricing from our customers, before passing their findings to the Underwriters.


This is a great position for someone who has a keen eye for detail and would like to develop into an Underwriter within MetLife and work closely with Sales and our Operations Team.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Day to day preparation and processing of quotations, proactively managing the work volumes of these to stay within service level agreements.
  • Interpret information from customer requests and apply them to our standard procedures.
  • Providing administrative support to Underwriters and answering queries for customers over the telephone and by email.
  • Liaising with other internal departments within Sales & Operations as and when required.
  • Completion of other, similar processes to support the overall team delivery


Essential Business Experience and technical skills



  • An excellent eye for detail with high accuracy levels
  • Strong organisational skills with
  • Good communicator both in writing and verbally, comfortable in contacting customers over the phone.
  • Strong educational grade for English and Mathematics
  • Team Player with at least three years’ experience within the financial services industry



  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Keen to learn and proactively develop themselves.
  • Enthusiastic and flexible.


MetLife will assist in the funding of Professional Fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax. 



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

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