Introduction: Kate has been with Talbot Underwriting, Validus Group, since September 2013 and has recently been promoted to Assistant Underwriter.
How did I get here? I graduated from Durham University with a degree in BA Hons in History, and joined Talbot Underwriting in 2013 on the Graduate Scheme. The graduate scheme was an excellent introduction into a career in insurance and enabled me to understand the specific role played by each business area.
What am I doing now? After spending 1 year on the graduate scheme, moving around the business and developing my understanding of insurance and of the Group, I am now working as an Assistant Underwriter in the Political Risk and Trade Credit team. The highlight of my time at Talbot has been gaining exposure to the Lloyd’s market and learning more about the central role insurance plays in global finance, trade and commerce. I also achieved my ACII, which is one of the proudest moment of my career to date.
What is working at Talbot like? Talbot is a buzzing, stimulating and enjoyable place to work, with great variety of jobs and people. I would recommend it to any young professional looking to work in the insurance industry.