Ever wonder what happens in an Insurance company, ever wonder what is done in an insurance company, who writes those policies. Well in the bid to be that light unto your career path, we caught up with Mr Joseph Muramuzi an Insurance underwriter with Jubilee Insurance Company of Uganda and this is what we asked!
Hahaha. Well, it is full of a lot of working and meetings the bigger part of the week. I start my day with a prayer and reading of the word. Follow up with reading emails and responding as required and confirming on meetings with clients and brokers depending on the prior set program. I then delve into the days work which usually includes issuing policies, issuing insurance certificates among others. All I can say i usually don't notice when its time to go home.
Assessing Insurance risks and underwrite policies of cover plus premium computation and business development.
I am usually too busy I never concentrate on one task. I run a number of them concurrently which at times cant guarantee thoroughness.
1. High customer orientation,
2. Quality communication and relational skills
3. And other technical stuff you learn on job but must have your arithmetic and math on your finger tips too.
Meeting people Its not a boring job. and the satisfaction of standing with clients and helping them over come adversity
We are legally bound by our actions .You cant help a client even if you want if the help he needs is not agreed upon in his contract policy. It makes you look inhumane
Through references and interviews.
My sister. She worked in this industry earlier on and My former manager . I worked with this company as a filing clerk while in my vacation and I admired him.
Well I can say yes but life styles are made by a person they are tailored by individuals but the job most definitely supports.
I studied Bachelors of Business Administration very key in this industry because its business driven.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Admin with a specialty in Marketing.
The Chore business units and the interpersonal training in the course i offered at University
I have enrolled for CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) which is a professional course for Insurers.
I got a promotion from an Underwriting Assistant to a Senior Underwriter as well as elavated to being a Liason Officer to DFCU Bank
I am a quick learner and I am confident
I hope to be a marketing consultant in terms of professionalism but aspire to be an entrepreneur as well.
Confidence , Diligence and Integrity
Go for it. It is still a young industry there is a lot of space to accommodate new players.
Experience in asset and risk management Actuarial Science would be a great added qualification