Graduate Program

We inspire excellence in an environment where the most talented people can come together with entrepreneurial flair and a belief in always delivering for our clients. Applications will open for the 2022 program on November 1, 2021.

Applications are now closed, check back at the end of this year for next years’ application.

Putting our people at the center of our business.

We are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious, team playing Graduates to join us and help shape our future, as we will help shape yours.

Every year we welcome a new cohort of Graduates who join us for a 2-year rotational program based in one of our office locations in Jersey City, New Jersey, or Rocky Hill, Connecticut, in the US, or in London, UK. Our Graduates rotate every 6 months within the business area they have selected. In 2022 we are looking for Graduates to join either our Underwriting teams, our Risk & Compliance, or our Finance teams.

Our next Graduate Program will begin in September 2022. Our Graduates will be fully supported through mentorship, career advising, gaining professional qualifications while receiving a competitive starting salary and flexible benefits.

If you have any questions about our Graduate Program, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

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Intelligence embodies the essence of what we do at Aspen, making us one of our industry’s leading experts in specialty insurance and reinsurance. 

Since being founded in 2002, we have become a leading, diversified specialty insurance and reinsurance company. Each of our insurance business lines are run by highly respected and experienced experts with in-depth knowledge of the industries we serve, who will welcome you to Aspen, and fully support your professional development throughout your time in the Program. 

Aspen is renowned for its exceptional expertise in assessing and managing risk. We focus on building long-term relationships with clients who have track records for sound underwriting and exposures that make risk transfer a vital aspect of their business needs. 

Our informed opinions and insights add value to the strong relationships we have with our partners across a range of geographies and specialist business lines. Life at Aspen is fast-paced and challenging but above all we treasure and actively foster an environment of integrity, mutual respect, and trust. 

We are ‘One Aspen Team, Creating Value’ which embodies our Values and Behaviors of being:

  • Open minded – “We keep an open mind and maximise potential”
  • We do the right thing – “We do good by doing well”
  • In it together – “Together there is no challenge we can’t overcome”
  • Own it – “We all have a part to play in the success of Aspen”
  • Innovate – “We have the courage to try new things and never stand still”

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Your new career path with Aspen will begin in September.  

We will provide you with a mix of training from both internal subject matter experts and external thought leaders, workshops to help you gain a broader knowledge at Aspen, access to online learning, rotations with different teams across the business, and support to undertake professional qualifications. 

Additionally, we will provide you with financial support to study towards professional, post graduate qualifications in your chosen field. 

Please click on the links below to review the different roles and requirements and apply accordingly.

As an Underwriting Graduate you will have the opportunity to gain experience in some of the most specialist lines of business in Insurance. Includes gaining understanding of different lines of business, build key relationships, and build your knowledge around the type of risks we write.

Eligibility:

  • Must be eligible to work in the country you apply to. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above if in U.S. or on track to receive 2:1 if in U.K. Will consider 2:2 for a right fit.

 

As a Risk and Compliance Graduate, you will have the opportunity to work in four different teams for a six-month period within our Risk and Compliance function. This gives you the opportunity to gain an understanding of different lines of business, build key relationships and build your knowledge around the type of risks we write.

Eligibility:

  • Must be eligible to work in the country you apply to. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above if in U.S. or on track to receive 2:1 if in U.K. Will consider 2:2 for a right fit.

 

As a Finance Graduate Program is an excellent opportunity to gain a valuable insight in the finance department of a global insurance and reinsurance company. Includes experience in management accounts preparation, technical insurance accounting, tax preparation and internal audit.

Eligibility:

  • Must be eligible to work in the country you apply to. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above if in U.S. or on track to receive 2:1 if in U.K. Will consider 2:2 for a right fit.
  • Preferred degree in or similar to if in U.S.: Math, Finance, Science, Technology, or Engineering.
  • U.K. Graduates must have a good GCSE and A/AS Level grades, ideally having studied a numerical subject such as Mathematics to A or AS Level and achieved a B grade or above.

 

If you think a career in insurance is for you and you’re ready for the challenge, then you can start the process with just one click. The link below will take you to our application portal where you’ll be asked to complete our application form. You’ll also be asked a few questions to get you started. 

You must have an unrestricted right to work in the country in which the role is based without the support of a work visa. You will be numerate, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and be able to write fluently in business English. 

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review it and, if your application meets our Graduate Program criteria, you will be invited to complete an online psychometric test. If successful you will be invited to a video interview. 

Throughout each stage of the recruitment process, you will be assessed according to set criteria and scoring based on our Graduate Behavioural Competency Framework. These competencies have been designed and aligned with Aspen’s culture, values and allow us to assess your suitability to our Program and to see if you have what it takes to be successful at Aspen. 

If you’re successful at the video interview stage, we’ll invite you to an in person or a virtual Assessment. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get to know us better and the day’s agenda will be divided into 3 components: 

  • Individual Presentation 
  • Group Discussion 
  • Business Interview 

We will be assessing you against our core competencies of: 

  • Social Awareness and Emotional Intelligence 
  • Team Orientation 
  • Adaptability 
  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking 
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Planning and Organizing