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EXPLORE –  Our International Group Trainee Programme
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EXPLORE – Our International Group Trainee Programme

Design your individual career path by joining our cross-company trainee programme

Explore a wealth of career opportunities

Are you ready to start your career in the insurance industry while still exploring the various routes available? If so, our international trainee programme EXPLORE is the ideal place to jump-start your career while leaving all options open.

EXPLORE is our International Group Trainee Programme at Munich Re, ERGO, and MEAG – the three companies that constitute the Munich Re Group. Over a period of 12 to 24 months, the programme will allow you to gain an in-depth insight into the insurance value chain. Become an EXPLORER and find out about the wealth of job opportunities our reinsurance, primary insurance, and asset management business has in store for you. 

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Munich Re is one of the world's leading reinsurers and operates in the life, health, and property-casualty areas.
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ERGO operates internationally and provides primary insurance for companies and consumers at every stage of their lives.
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MEAG is one of the leading investment companies in Europe and the global asset manager for Munich Re and ERGO. MAEG offers it´s expertise to private and institutional investors.
Learn more about MEAG
EXPLORE –  Our International Group Trainee Programme
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EXPLORE is the individual expedition to your professional future
In many cases, EXPLORE will give you the freedom to choose your stations and areas of assignment. We provide you with a wealth of opportunities – but you are responsible for tackling them.
EXPLORE will let you gain valuable insights into our scope of topics and industries by rotating through eight different business fields of Munich Re, ERGO and MEAG, which together comprise the Munich Re Group.
New Zealand, India, USA-EXPLORE will give you the chance to expand your intercultural experience, as at least one of your assignments will be to a location somewhere around the globe.
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We got along great and often went out together after work. In the second year of the trainee programme, we even took a holiday together in spain!
Junior Underwriter at Munich Re
Trainee from 2018 to 2020

This awaits you as an Explorer

During the first weeks as an EXPLORER, you will be introduced to the basics of the insurance business. You will learn about the business of Munich Re, ERGO, and MEAG, as well as their national and international markets.
You will acquire substantial know-how by taking on responsibility wherever you go. Dive deep into the various facets of our business by spending three months at a time at different departments across our three business units (Reinsurance, Primary Insurance & Asset Management).
In addition to your hands-on experience, you will be able to boost your personal development by attending customized soft-skill training units and expert seminars
Throughout your time as a trainee, you will receive extensive support and guidance regarding your individual development, your assignments in Germany and abroad, and your career prospects. In many cases, you can also make your own decisions about your assignments. In addition, we will discuss each of your assignments as well as your career prospects with you. Our goal is for you to gain all the experience you need for your further career.  
A senior executive from Munich Re, ERGO or MEAG will be your personal mentor. He/she will support you in your personal and professional development and provide guidance regarding your career. 
As an EXPLORER, you will attend various meetings and internal events. This will give you an opportunity to establish a network of colleagues that will stay with you as your career progresses.
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I’ve always had an affinity for complex issues and mathematical challenges. With these passions, you’re in the best place in the insurance industry.
Head of Department „Financial Reporting and Investor Relations“ at ERGO
Trainee from 2016 to 2018

Do you have what it takes to be the perfect EXPLORER?

We expect you to have an excellent master´s degree or a doctorate in the fields of economics, law, mathematics, engineering or computer science. You have gathered initial international experiences and have become familiar with different countries and cultures. You have strong social skills and have the ability to communicate your ideas clearly regardless of target group – in English and ideally also in another language.
You are a curious and open personality and are looking forward to getting to know new ideas and perspectives. You are open for constructive criticism and maintain an appreciative and team-oriented relationship with colleagues. Your willingness to take on new challenges is just as strong as your result-orientation and your attention to detail.
You have clear career goals and are highly motivated to consistently and ambitiously pursue them. You like to take responsibility for your work as well as for your personal development.  
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Before I started out as an EXPLORER, I would never have dreamed that I would soon be working in jeans and T-shirt in a London office with start-up founders.
Partner Manager at Digital Partners
Trainee from 2016 to 2018

Take these four steps to become an EXPLORER:

Your application
Fill out the application form and submit it together with your documents via our EXPLORE careers page.
Your online assessment
You will receive an invitation and a link to take part in an online assessment. We would like to test your logical thinking and problem-solving capabilities, and would also like to catch a glimpse of your personality.
Your video interview
To get to know you even better, we would like to conduct a video interview with you. You can use this opportunity to explain to us why you want to become an EXPLORER at Munich RE Group.
Your online single assessment
The day after the assessment centre, we will let you know if you can start the programme with us. We will also be happy to give you feedback on the impression you made at the assessment centre.

Get to know our former EXPLORERS:

Do you want to become an EXPLORER?

Are you ready to embark on your very own expedition through the insurance industry to find your professional future?
We’re looking forward to accepting applications again starting January 1st, 2023. The next EXPLORE cohort is scheduled to start on October 1st, 2023.