Our graduate programme

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

Our globally structured, two-year rotational programme gives you exposure to all areas of the business including underwriting, claims, finance and risk management. You'll get involved with special projects too and will have the opportunity to work in at least two or more of our locations, including London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, Paris or Bermuda.

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.

To help you progress through the company, take responsibility and start putting your own ideas forward from day one, you'll have a senior-level mentor to provide support and 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.

There are plenty of learning and development opportunities included in the programme too, covering technical and behavioural skills as well as regular feedback and progress reviews. This is what we mean when we say continual professional development.

This is a fascinating, fast-moving and ever-changing working environment. To fit in and thrive here you need to think differently. Every day.

What we look for

We're looking for the next generation of business leaders who can help deliver continuity for our stakeholders. Have you got what it takes? We look for people who thrive in a dynamic environment, who value integrity and teamwork, are intellectually curious, creative and confident to speak up.

You will need to have an international mind-set and be able to thrive in a changing environment too. We are a global business and our graduate placements will be based in any one of our main offices during the graduate programme. Being in a challenging and constantly changing business will stretch you in ways you never thought possible. We demand a lot, but give a lot in return.

You may not have considered that your future lay in the world of global (re)insurance, but then you may not have realised exactly how much it has to offer. Until now.

Employee profiles

Philippe Houtakkers

Graduate Programme

Philippe joined the Graduate Programme in September 2014 after having graduated from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management in Brussels with a bachelor in Economics and a master in Management Science.

Philippe has in the course of his rotation scheme worked in Amstelveen, Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam and London and was exposed to the different parts of the business. Philippe deviated slightly from the planned placement scheme to work on the MSI and Amlin integration as part of the Programme Management Office.

“I have had the great opportunity to actively participate in the integration of MSI and Amlin to create MS Amlin. It has been an invaluable experience and shows just how dynamic and flexible the graduate scheme is.”

Abigail Dent-Jones

Class Underwriter – Commercial Property UK

“The highlight to date has been the opportunity to be involved in the iCAL 2015 programme. This involved 14 employees from varying roles, levels and countries coming together as a team to complete a project, in an environment far outside of our comfort zones in Namibia. The result is a more competent, confident and self-aware group of people who will maintain a lasting network across the business.”

Abigail joined the Group in 2010 and in October 2013 she was promoted to Class Underwriter within the Property & Casualty department in Chelmsford, taking on a team of seven direct reports dealing with open market and binder business.

“In the past 12 months I have been involved in numerous projects outside of my core duties which have given me a greater insight into the wider MS Amlin community. Employees wishing to develop at MS Amlin need only take charge of their own advancement and the support they will find is excellent.”

Madeline Bailey

Head of Strategic Initiatives

Madeline is Head of Strategic Initiatives at Ms Amlin plc.  She leads the culture change programme at MS Amlin, and is also actively involved in MS Amlin EDGE which explores the latest mega trends globally in digital, business models and (re)insurance and looks at how we can advantage InsurTech.

She joined MS Amlin in 2012 as Assistant Group General Counsel.  Prior to joining MS Amlin she worked at another global carrier, and has also worked at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, where she specialised in complex (re)insurance coverage disputes and commercial work.

Madeline was given the opportunity to shape and develop MS Amlin’s NextGen leaders forum which is a strategic initiative within MS Amlin that brings leaders together across all levels of leadership and across diverse perspectives, to promote agility, problem solving and experimentation.  This is part of MS Amlin’s people objective to challenge employees to broaden their skills base through delivering in different business areas therefore developing into future leaders of the Group.