Maritime Trainee – Skuld

Skuld is a world leading marine insurance provider with a strong financial position and an 'A' rating with Standard & Poor's. We cater to the needs of shipowners, the offshore and energy sector, charterers and traders and the superyacht community.

Skuld was established in Oslo in 1897 as a P&I club for Scandinavian shipowners. Since then, we have grown into a diversified marine insurer and now offer bespoke covers through Skuld P&I and Skuld Hull.

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Skuld now offers an exciting opportunity to kickstart a career within marine insurance. As a Maritime Trainee in Skuld you will follow an 18 months Trainee-programme that will give you broad insight into underwriting and business development, while working for a world leading marine insurance provider. 

Through the programme you will acquire in-depth knowledge of Skuld’s business and operation and work within a broad range of areas. You will be trained as an Underwriter and you will build strong customer relations across regional markets. You will assess risks, prepare insurance covers to meet existing customer needs and to acquire new customers. 

You will be based in Skuld’s main office in Oslo and you will report to the Head of one of our Business Units. During the Maritime trainee programme, you will also be assigned to at least one of our offices abroad. The Maritime Trainee programme will last for 18 months, and you will subsequently continue in a suitable position within the Skuld organisation. 


Main areas of responsibility

  • Build and maintain effective business relationships with members, clients and brokers in order to attract and retain profitable business

  • Promote Skuld’s broad range of marine insurance products and partake in marketing efforts

  • Perform accurate risk assessment, selection, evaluation and pricing

  • Provide and negotiate required covers and products

  • Renew and sign new insurances

  • Contribute with presentations, tenders and marketing material for new and existing customers

  • Actively acquire new knowledge and experience as an Underwriter, and seek guidance from senior colleagues 

  • Contribute to an open, friendly and trusting working environment


  • Economics, Business Administration or Sales & Marketing degree at Master level

  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills – verbal and written

  • Able to present and facilitate towards members, clients, brokers and internally

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Capacity to take on a heavy workload and work efficiently under pressure

  • High degree of initiative, service orientation, flexibility and creativity


Personal qualities

Living our values, you are:

  • Accurate – you never compromise on precision, reliability and quality

  • Bold – you take part in transforming our industry to future challenges

  • Caring – you care for our customers, our people and our business

  • Dedicated – you go the extra mile and are a good Skuld ambassador


What we offer

We offer an international and challenging position with excellent opportunities for work and personal development and with competitive benefits. 

This is an opportunity to join a diversified marine insurer. Through our marine insurance platforms Skuld P&I and Skuld Hull, Skuld caters to the needs of shipowners, the offshore and energy sector, charterers and traders, ports and terminals, cargo and the superyacht community. 

Skuld has a strong financial position, around 280 highly skilled employees worldwide and offices in Oslo, Bergen, Bermuda, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, New York, Piraeus and Singapore.

Please apply through our website by October 1. 

For more information, please contact Hilde Torp,