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CNA Hardy, Supported Hiring – Assistant Underwriter


Location: UK: Manchester

Opportunity: Supported Hiring into permanent role

Start Date: September 2024

Apply by: 1 August 2024

CNA Hardy is partnering with Career Returners to offer a supported hiring role in their Technology Underwriting team. They are looking for an Assistant Underwriter and welcome returner candidates to apply for this role.

A successful returner candidate, who has had a career break of 18 months or more, will receive coaching support through the transition period from Career Returners. Your career break may have been for childcare, eldercare, relocation or other reasons. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around other commitments or not done any paid work for a number of years.

Opportunity Available – Assistant Underwriter – Technology team

CNA Hardy is committed to the development of all its people – for them it is will over skill.

Position Summary

Support the execution of the business plan by supporting underwriting teams, focusing on developing underwriting skills and technical knowledge whilst helping to manage existing accounts and identifying new business opportunities.

Assistant Underwriter Duties

  • Contribute to business plan achievement by handling renewals within underwriting authority
  • Establish and build upon relationships with key partners (brokers & clients)
  • Promote the development of the business by identifying new business and cross sell opportunities
  • May perform additional duties as assigned

Who are they looking for?

This is a great opportunity for someone to start or develop their career in underwriting.  You may already have experience in insurance or you may be looking for a career change to move into the insurance sector.  They’d like to see:

  • A passion for the Technology industry (previous experience not required)
  • Mathematical and statistical ability
  • Relationship Management experience
  • Effective communication and rapport building skills
  • Effective influencing skills

If you have a passion for a career in insurance but only some of the skills above, they would still love to hear from you. CNA Hardy offer flexible working options, including hybrid office/home working. They are happy to have a conversation around working patterns.

About CNA Hardy

CNA Hardy is a leading specialist commercial insurance provider for clients within the Lloyd’s and company markets. They are part of CNA Financial Corp, the 8th largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance company. Established in 1897, CNA has approximately 7,000 employees, serving businesses and professionals in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. They offer a wide range of products and services, providing a superior suite of insurance solutions that any organisation conducting business requires.

Why Choose CNA Hardy?

For them, the customer comes first.

Their winning proposition is their commitment to their customers. They offer more than just a policy – they deliver distinctive insurance solutions and they promise a superior customer service. How they deliver on this commitment is what sets them apart from the competition. Here are just some of the reasons you should choose them:

  • Their people: They recognise that their staff bring their commitment to their customers to life. Their priority is to be a great place to work so they continue to attract, retain and develop the best talent in the market.
  • Their product offering: They develop innovative and specialised solutions by product and industry specialism and create certainty for customers through the delivery of underwriting and service excellence. This comprehensive global product offering supported by superior claim and risk control services is hard to replicate.
  • Their relationships: They believe in building enduring relationships and want to focus their energy on partnering with customers and producers who value their approach and seek the same.
  • Their track record: Their financial strength underpins their contract with their customers. They receive consistently high ratings from AM Best and Standard and Poor’s proving their ability to deliver on their commitment should the worst happen.

Treating Customers Fairly

  • They deal with their customers in a professional, open and honest way at all times
  • Designing and delivering products that meet their needs;
  • Ensuring that no claims are unreasonably rejected; and
  • Aiming to do things right the first time and putting them right if they get them wrong.

Find out about CNA Hardy’s LEAP Culture 

See their Manchester office 

How to Apply

Find out more about the role and apply using the link below:

Assistant Underwriter 

Apply by 1 August 2024

For any questions on CNA Hardy, please email their recruitment team of Ben, Kish & Kayley at