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International Graduate Trainee Programme

Pave your way into a career at Munich Re in one of our business units across the world.

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    The ideal start to your career

    Find out more about the experiences of former trainees at Munich RE.

    Why Munich Re?

    As the world's leading reinsurance company with 40,000 employees at over 50 locations in all parts of the world, Munich Re introduces a paradigm shift in the way you think about insurance. By turning uncertainty into manageable risk we enable fundamental change. Join us working on topics today that will concern society tomorrow, whether that may be climate change, major construction projects, medical risk assessment or even space travel.

    Together we embrace a culture where multiskilled teams dare to think big. We create the new and the different for our clients and cultivate innovation. Sounds like you? Make it happen and be part of Munich Re.

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    Put theory into practice

    Our International Graduate Trainee Programme is a fast-paced and exciting journey into one of the most varied and fascinating sectors out there – the world of reinsurance. As a trainee, you will experience the breadth and depth of a business that enables companies and individuals all over the world to pursue bold goals with confidence. 

    As you rotate through departments, you will tackle real-world challenges in a supportive environment and with a global network of Munich Re experts at your finger tips. The programme is designed for maximum career impact. It takes you straight to the heart of your chosen career in insurance – as a Risk Analyst, Underwriter, Actuary, Claims Manager – or Cyber, IoT or Data Analytics Specialist. Focal points and training objectives vary from site to site and from business unit to business unit. 

    Take a look at the individual stages of the trainee journey by clicking on the circles below. 

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    What you will benefit from

    Courious? Click on the tiles to find out more about why it's worth applying to us.

    You want to become a trainee at Munich Re?

    You are ready to start your career in the world of reinsurance and want to master practical challenges with expert knowledge? We look forward to meeting you!

    "While in the Graduate Trainee Program, definitely ask questions. Break through the siloes and keep being curious and enthusiastic about what you do."

    Mark Egan, Graduate Trainee
    Mark Egan
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    "Be comfortable with being unconfortable in the Graduate Trainee Program. You are going to face so many new things you have not seen but it will help you grow professionaly and personally."

    Susann Rivera, Graduate Trainee
    Susann Rivera
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    "During the Graduate Trainee Program, you can reach out to anyone in the company, and everyone is incredibly open to getting to know you and sharing their knowledge and expertise."

    Daniel Guimaraes, Graduate Trainee
    Daniel Guimaraes
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    Your possible places of work

    As availability may vary from one country to another, please read up on opportunities, programme requirements and both the application and selection process at each site, here:

    Our International Graduate Trainee Programme is designed to prepare you for the many challenges in the reinsurance business. It lays the foundation for your career in one of the most multifaceted sectors out there.


    • University degree with above-average grades
    • Internship experience, ideally in insurance or the financial services sector
    • Intercultural experience earned during a stay abroad of at least several months
    • Excellent English language skills and, ideally, knowledge of another foreign language 
    • Communication skills, analytical strength, empathy and willingness to learn

    Selection process
    After we have received your documents, we will invite you via email to complete an online test. Selected candidates will continue to the next step of the process. It consists of an interview, followed by an individual evaluation at our assessment centre. If your skills and personality are a good fit for us, we will discuss with you when you can start to work for us. In general, you can enter at any time.

    Please apply for one of the jobs in our online job market and answer the questions asked there as accurately and thoroughly as possible. 

    We are seeking innovative and highly talented candidates for our Munich Re International Graduate Trainee Programme, a scheme designed to attract recent college graduates and prepare them for future professional roles in the underwriting and actuarial fields.

    If you are a strategic thinker, energetic, flexible and committed to excellence, you'll discover many exciting opportunities within the International Graduate Trainee Programme at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.


    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in actuarial science, risk management, mathematics, statistics, economics, finance, accounting or business administration
    • GPA of 3.25 or higher 
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities in college or community activities
    • Prior internships (at least one internship with a meaningful degree of responsibility)
    • Superior communication skills (oral and written)
    • Good interpersonal skills 
    • Willingness to work internationally
    • Preferred but not required:
    • Knowledge of other languages (basic knowledge of one foreign language or express willingness to learn a second language)
    • International experience (international internship, study abroad)
    • Please be aware that we require applicants from overseas to hold a valid work permit for the US

    Selection process
    The selection process involves several interview sessions.

    Please apply for one of the jobs in our online job market and answer the questions asked there as accurately and thoroughly as possible. 

    At Munich Re, brilliant career experiences begin with a simple conversation.

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    At Munich Re, brilliant career experiences start with a simple conversation.