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a wealth of career opportunities

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

Become an EXPLORER
Are you ready to start your career 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.
EXPLORE will leave the choice of stints to you in many cases. We provide you with a wealth of opportunities; you are responsible for tackling them.
EXPLORE will let you gain valuable insights into our scope of topics and industries by rotating through the business fields of Munich Re, ERGO and MEAG, which together comprise the Munich Re Group.
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.

How you will EXPLORE

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.
Training on the Job
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.
Training off the Job
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.
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.

EXPLORE three companies

Munich Re is one of the world's leading reinsurers and operates in the life, health, and property-casualty areas.
ERGO provides primary insurance for companies and consumers at every stage of their lives.
MEAG is the global asset manager for Munich Re and ERGO, offering its expertise to private and institutional investors.

Get to know our former EXPLORERS

Iñaki de la Sota Schütz
Iñaki de la Sota Schütz

Learned a lot, including Portuguese

As a trainee, Iñaki de la Sota Schütz was able to take a closer look at many areas of the Group. Every three months, a new adventure began for him: he was even in Colombia and Brazil. Since he hadn't yet known exactly where his professional journey would take him, the EXPLORE programme was an ideal way for Iñaki to find out.

Carla Havemann
Carla Havemann

Start-up flair where you wouldn’t expect it

Carla Havemann was very surprised when she realised what a big role innovation plays at Munich Re. One of her stints as an EXPLORER was at company that maintains close ties with start-ups. Nowadays, Carla devotes all her attention to ‘insuretechs’.

Dr. Maximiliane Gerstner
Dr Maximiliane Gerstner

Ideal starting point for impressive career paths

Dr Maximiliane Gerstner enjoys complex issues and there are plenty of them in the insurance industry. She found that out when she was an EXPLORER. Her career path proves that there's no shortage of career opportunities either. Barely three years after joining as a trainee, Maximiliane became a department head at ERGO.

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

We are looking for ambitious, talented individuals with a proven passion for the insurance and finance industries to join our EXPLORE trainee programme. We look forward to receiving your application if you resonate to the following catalogue:
You have a master’s or doctoral degree in economics, law, mathematics, engineering or computer sciences.
As you have explored different countries and cultures, you look forward to working as part of a team made up of diverse nationalities.
Being eager to learn, you thrive on being exposed to new ideas and perspectives. You welcome feedback and show sensitivity to the views of others.
Your willingness to take up challenges is matched by your results-oriented attitude and your excellent attention to detail.
As you are highly motivated to make your career a success, you own both your work and your personal development.
Thanks to your excellent interpersonal competencies, you can get any idea across to any audience in English and one other language.

Does this trainee programme sound just right to you?

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 better still, we would like to conduct a video interview with you. We are keen to find out what motivates you to become an EXPLORER.
Your online single assessment
Before we finally decide to offer you a traineeship, we will invite you to an individual assessment. You will find out the very next day whether you can become an EXPLORER. Of course we will give you feedback on your performance.

Do you have any questions?