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Specialty Underwriter Trainee - Surety at Philadelphia Insurance Companies

Updated: July 16, 2018
Category:  Underwriting

Marketing Statement

Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, designs, markets and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products for select industries.   We have been in operation since 1962 and are nationally recognized as a member of  Ward's Top 50 and rated A++ by A.M.Best.



The Surety Underwriting team is seeking an ambitious professional ready to embark on a financial and analytical career within the surety industry. As a Surety Underwriting Trainee, you will work side by side with the leaders of the surety division, as well as seasoned and accomplished surety professionals. You will be exposed to and participate in a number of fundamental day to day surety underwriting and marketing activities, as well as key strategic operational initiatives of a dynamic and growing product line within Philadelphia Insurance Companies.

Summary -

Working under direct supervision, underwrites and markets assigned products by providing basic risk assessment and technical underwriting to determine underwriting acceptability or may provide support and assistance by handling administrative and routine underwriting tasks.  May provide basic level of financial analysis to determine credit quality.

A typical day will include the following:

  • Reads, studies and learns basic technical underwriting principles of the assigned line of business.
  • Learns to apply appropriate underwriting techniques necessary to make an accurate evaluation of acceptability of the risk and provide recommendation.  May evaluate credit quality
  • Maintains and updates underwriting files, as requested.
  • Supports and participates in proposals to producers and/or accounts negotiating terms and conditions.
  • Supports and participates in marketing activities within the region to promote the development of new business or may support underwriting staff using necessary systems, forms, methods and procedures.
  • Assists in the producer management process which may include, but is not limited to, assessment of premium collections


Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business a minimum 3.0.GPA.
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated technical competence in fundamental financial analysis.
  • Demonstrated organization skills and ability with a strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills including ability to develop negotiation skills.
  • Willingness to relocate at completion of the Surety Training Program, subject to open positions in our field offices.
  • Prior internship experience in a business related environment a plus.
  • Prior participation in one or more community activities or student organizations preferred.
  • Work experience during college a plus.

EEO Statement

Tokio Marine Group of Companies (including, but not limited to the Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Tokio Marine America, Inc., TMNA Services, LLC, TM Claims Service, Inc. and First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In order to remain competitive we must attract, develop, motivate, and retain the most qualified employees regardless of age, color, race, religion, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, family circumstances, life experiences, marital status, military status,  sexual orientation and/or any other status protected by law. 


We offer a comprehensive benefit package, which includes tuition reimbursement and a generous 401K match. Our rich history of outstanding results and growth allow us to focus our business plan on continued growth, new products, people development and internal career opportunities. If you enjoy working in a fast paced work environment with growth potential please apply online.

PHLY Benefits
Lunch Time Fitness Hour
Paid Time Off for Volunteer Work
Family-Friendly Benefits
Educational Support
Medical & Dental Plans
Paid Time Off
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