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From day one, our mission has been to create an independent business with a unique culture – one that is controlled by the people who work for it. Finding the most talented and entrepreneurial people has always been key to our success.

People come to Howden for lots of different reasons, but they stay for the same one: our culture. That’s what sets us apart, and why we nurture and retain the best talent in the market. Whatever your priorities – work/life balance, career progression, sustainability, volunteering - you’ll find like-minded people driving change at Howden.

Howden CAP is the global capital, advisory and placement business of Howden. We advise banks, large corporates and investment funds on how insurance can facilitate transactions (whether an investment, loan or sale). This helps our clients grow, optimise capital and achieve their strategic objectives.

Howden CAP comprises of six core pillars: Credit & Political Risks, Surety, Tax & Contingent Risks, M&A, Climate Risk & Resilience and Legal, Technical & Claims. The following teams are recruiting through the Howden Pioneers scheme: Credit & Political Risks, Surety and Tax & Contingent Risks.

As a Broker in Howden CAP, your day-to-day will be quite varied: alongside your team, you will work with specific clients to place risks with insurers, assist with the negotiation of effective insurance terms to ensure client needs are best met in relation to pricing and cover, as well as participate in team meetings and client calls. You will also manage queries from underwriters and external requests as and when they arise.

You'll get a lot of exposure to the various elements that make up our team as well as the wider CAP division, and we provide  full training for our new starters.

What you’ll do

This job entails, but is not limited to

  • Supporting account handlers and executives with reviewing submission documents, ensuring that information presented to underwriters is comprehensive and accurate
  • Collating and communicating client requirements to ensure appropriate marketing of the risk
  • Assisting the negotiations with underwriters to place insurance that balances quality, cover and price
  • Creating exciting presentations and client information packs
  • Keeping up to date with new industry developments so that you are best placed to support clients’ needs
  • Taking responsibility for data entry, credit control and chasing policy subjectivities where required

Who we’re looking for

This is a starter role with full training and continuous development provided. You don't need prior insurance knowledge!  However, having a strong inclination towards building customer relationships is essential.

You'll be an excellent negotiator with fantastic people skills, able to thrive in a high-pressured and constantly evolving environment. You'll have an eye for detail and an analytical mind as well as strong decision-making skills. Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint is a plus.

Key dates for your diary

  • Application deadline: 22 May 2024
  • Assessment days: 28 June 2024 and 1 July 2024 at our London office
  • Start date: September 2024

Our Culture: People First

We’ve travelled far since opening our first office in 1994. Back then we were local experts – based in London, with direct access to the world’s biggest insurance market. We’re still locals, and we still deliver the right advice and the right insurance to our clients. But now, we’re local all over the world. With 15,000 global colleagues and a partner network spanning more than 100 territories, we are the largest independent insurance broker in the world. But our values haven’t changed since day one, when we set out to create a company grounded in:

  • An employee-ownership model
  • Aligned external investors
  • The trust and integrity born of friendship
  • Expertise
  • Independence

Our focus on being a people-first business has always been at the very heart of Howden. Our vision was to create an independent business with a unique culture; one that would survive and thrive as a business controlled by the people working for it. Our employee ownership model sets us apart in the market. It’s created a culture of collaboration and innovation, where we’re driven to think bigger and empowered to challenge convention.

Our flat structure and entrepreneurial spirit help us attract the best people and empower them to be the best version of themselves. And when we bring in and nurture great talent, more follows. That makes us better – and that’s better for everyone.


Apply email by 22 May: earlycareersrecruitment@howdengrp.com