Willis & Company (Insurance Brokers) Ltd

Graduate Trainee Account Handler

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1382979

 Job Description

We're looking for a talented graduate to join our broking team. Right from the start you'll be making a valuable contribution to the team and our clients. Competitive salary and attractive benefits package PLUS opportunity for you to gain valuable experience and develop your skills


Is the next step in your career to move in to an established brokerage known for excellent service standards? Our business is growing and we’re looking for an exceptional Graduate Trainee Account Handler to join our team in Belfast.


At Willis Insurance & Risk Management, our unique blend of experience, insight and ingenuity has helped us to establish our reputation for fully understanding various industry sectors in commercial business. Our client-focused approach allows us to simplify risks in order to deliver bespoke risk management programmes and peace of mind for our clients.

As an award-winning independent insurance broker, with some of Northern Ireland’s biggest and boldest brands as clients, we have formed an enthusiastic and driven team, focused on providing exceptional service to our clients.


Working with us as a Graduate Trainee Account Handler, you have the opportunity to work towards your professional qualifications whilst working with and building strong working relationships with clients across a wide range of industry sectors.

On a daily basis, we expect you to showcase your skills and knowledge by: 

  • providing support to broking team members in the overall servicing of clients’ insurance programmes;

  • preparing high quality and accurate market and client documentation;

  • obtaining quotations for both new and renewal business as required;

  • assisting in the placement of insurances for clients in accordance with strategy;

  • providing clients with policy documentation in accordance with FCA regulation;

  • efficiently dealing with client queries to the satisfaction of the client and the market, including changes in cover and risk;

  • developing and applying knowledge and understanding of product features;

  • managing personal workloads and meeting deadlines;

  • keeping accurate client records and files at all times, including timely inputting of all client data into our bespoke system;

  • ensuring that Company procedures, our high client service standards and FCA compliance regulations are adhered to and maintained, at all times acting in the best interests of our clients.


Our next Graduate Account Handler will ideally be a graduate (or will graduate in 2019) with a 1st or 2nd class degree in any discipline. Whilst no previous relevant experience is necessary, relevant work experience will be advantageous.

If this sounds like you, and you can demonstrate the following skills and attributes, apply today:

  • enthusiastic client focused approach;

  • ability to develop strong working relationships;

  • ability to support colleagues in a close team environment;

  • keen attention to detail and the ability to prepare high quality documentation;

  • highly organised with strong administrative skills;

  • IT proficient;

  • high level of motivation and resilience with a proactive attitude.


We understand and value the needs of our employees. As such, the successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and attractive benefits package, all public and bank holidays, employer pension contributions and financial support for continuous personal development.


In addition to a supportive approach to performance management, we actively encourage learning and development by providing financial bonus and study leave schemes available which are available when you undertake CII qualifications.

We encourage knowledge sharing and have developed a coaching culture where knowledge is cascaded, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to benefit from the experience and expertise within our team.


Please forward your CV via the APPLY button below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 25 January at 5pm.

Please note that our recruitment campaigns are managed in-house and we will not accept any third party-applications unless requested from our agreed agency partners.


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