Our graduate roles are open to undergraduate and masters students who are graduating in the next year, or have graduated within the past two years.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
You will divide your time at Oxbow Partners across three activities.
You’ll spend most of your time executing client projects, working with 2 to 5 other members of the Oxbow Partners team. In your first few projects you might be asked to research particular topics or build a financial projection model. You’ll always be asked to present your findings to your manager, team or client. As you get more senior, you’ll take on more and more responsibility. You’ll be based in our London office but you could find yourself working somewhere like Paris, Dublin, Munich, Zurich or Bermuda.
You’ll probably also want to spend time on some of our products like Magellan™ and Market Intelligence. On Magellan™ you’ll learn how to create a digital platform through an agile product-market fit process. You could be designing user journeys, helping with our pricing strategy, or analysing user data. On Market Intelligence you could find yourself writing in-depth research notes on a topic that you’ve pitched.
Finally, you’ll spend time doing business development. This includes writing proposals, articles and reports like our InsurTech Impact 25. We are seen as thought leaders in the industry and this activity is critical to our success.
To find out more about Oxbow Partners and what we do please see the Careers About Us page.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Our team has a broad range of backgrounds and interests, but we have two things in common.
First, nobody expected to go into insurance when they were at university but stumbled into the industry and has found it to be a huge, complex and fascinating space.
Second, every member of our team is an outperformer, always striving to be the best. They have shown this by attending a top university, playing sport to a high level or mastering a skill like singing in a choir or learning a language. At interview, we like hearing about the knocks people have taken and how they’ve bounced back – because success is rarely gained without some bumps.
But we do not want robots and we certainly don’t want egos. We are a small team where everyone is expected to support each other. There is no need or tolerance for sharp elbows.
Successful candidates are therefore sharp thinkers, have interests outside of work, enjoy being successful and love working in a team. We hire from all degree subjects. Insurance knowledge is not expected.
You will need to upload your CV, before successful applicants will be invited to our three-round interview process:
Round 1: CV discussion and a brief verbal case study (30 minutes)
Interview with Capua, an external graduate recruitment company, to discuss your motivations and experiences and test your problem solving and analytical skills.
Round 2: Business case study (60 minutes)
Interview with one of our Senior Consultants or Managers. You will be immersed into a client situation and provided with data to work through and make recommendations. You do not need any advance preparation or technical knowledge, but we recommend you practice consulting case studies.
Round 3: Final interview (60 minutes)
Final interview with either a Manager or Partner. There is no fixed format to this interview – it could be anything from a mix of CV and case study review to discussing mutual interests. If the interview is conducted with a Manager, it will be followed up by a short 30 minute call with a Partner at a later date.
As a business we are conscious about our environmental impact and will facilitate remote/virtual interviews if you are based outside of London. We also welcome applications from international students who are eligible for a post-study work permit after graduation.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED