Hiscox Grad Scheme

26 November 2009 - 6:17pm

Had a tele interview earlier this week, still waiting on response. Anyone else applied?

9 March 2014 - 9:22am

Hey can tell me hos is the assessment centre? I applied for the business consultant graduate position. thanks

20 December 2012 - 4:07am

does hiscox provide visa for international students on Tier 4 visa?

5 December 2012 - 9:07pm

And no commercial awareness questions!

5 December 2012 - 9:05pm

Hey sorry the.economics.guy, only just seen your message. Yeah I suppose you can call it technical even though they said they wouldn't ask anything technical - It was unrelated to the job though and the aim of it was to understand the way in which you think. I haven't heard back from them yet on whether I have a place at the AC. Hope this reply isn't too late. Let us know how you get on.

29 November 2012 - 6:38pm

By tricky do u mean technical? or commercial awareness?
Thanks for the info.
Have my tele interview comming up for actuarial. Has anyone been offered an AC yet? They said that theyre early december.

29 November 2012 - 6:11pm

Hi, I had a telephone interview this week. The questions I was asked:
1. Why do you want to work for Hiscox?
2. Why do you want to work as an underwriter?
3. Why should we hire you? How do your skills match to the position as an underwriter?

Two competency based questions requiring examples:
4. A time when you've had to deliver a difficult message to a group.
5. A time when you came up with a creative solution to a problem.

And then one tricky question which you won't be able to prepare for, just make sure you're focused and thinking clearly.

29 November 2012 - 6:07pm

Hi, I had a telephone interview this week. The questions I was asked were:
1. Why do you want to work for Hiscox?
2. Why do you want to work as an underwriter?
3. Why should we hire you? How do your skills match to the position as an underwriter?

Then 2 competency based questions requiring examples:
4. A time when you've had to deliver a difficult message to a group.
5. A time when you came up with a creative solution to a problem.

4 March 2012 - 6:29pm
eek

Could anyone tell me whether the company reimburse you for travel costs to interviews/assessment centres?

23 January 2012 - 3:02pm

Hi, I've applied to the Hiscox Trainee Underwriter Graduate scheme, I was wondering if anyone knew how long before I would hear back from them for my application form, not even had an interview yet and getting a little impatient! :/

18 January 2012 - 1:50pm

Hi there!

Last week I had a telephone interview. I could answer all questions without any difficulties except for one, which in my opinion was a technical question. Seeing that Hiscox writes in their e-mail that the interview will not be a technical one, I find that a disgrace!!!

Here are the questions:

1.Why do you want to work as an underwriter for Hiscox specifically? 2.Why do you want to work as an underwriter? 3. Why should we hire you? How do your skills match to the position as an underwriter?

4.Problem solving skills? A ship departs from Southhampton to NYC, worth 10m and cargo worth 10m, what would you ask the broker/client in detail? ( technical quesiton) 5.Tell me about a time you led a team? 6.Tell me about a time you successfully negotiated? 7. Describe a work problem you have encountered and how you handled it?

Good luck to all future applicants :)