Options for school leavers in Germany
Soon school will be over for the very last time. Are you ready for something new and exciting? Join one of our three school-leaver options and work alongside international risk experts.
Discover our exciting programs for school leavers
Your school days are coming to an end and you’re excited about your career? Discover the?fascinating?world of insurance and reinsurance. We offer in-depth training programmes?that cultivates?both your personal and professional competencies.
Whether you're interested in vocational training or want to combine professional training as a reinsurance specialist with a master’s degree in?business?science?– or business mathematics –?our?head office in Munich offers plenty of options.
Not sure if working in?insurance is for you??You’re right?to be?–?your?first step in your career is crucial.?Find out why?insurance?fascinates us:?Join us as a try-and-see summer intern?while still in school.
What’s in it for you?
? Myrzik & JarischMunich Re provides support. Not just as a product, but in professional training as well.
Vocational training – Take the hands-on approach to starting your career
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Train-and-study programme – Get your degree and vocational training in one go
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Summer internship for pupils – Get a 2-week taste of reinsurance
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Your selection processes
If?your application meets?the programme’s?requirements,?we?will?invite?you?to?a 3-hour?written exam, followed by single session at our assessment centre,?at our Munich headquarters.?Candidates who?pass?this?exam?and assessment?move on to the next round – an in-depth?interview?at?the?Munich?headquarters.
Candidates?for our train-and-study programme?need to?pass?the?test?in Mathematics?at?the?University of the Federal Armed Forces?in?Munich-Neubiberg, Germany (Universit?t der Bundeswehr)?before joining?the?dean?of the finance and insurance faculty?for?an?interview.
First impressions count.?Your cover letter is an opportunity to?show us the person behind grades, dates and numbers!?
- Is your?cover letter?informative??Does your letter?show?why you are?applying and why you are?interested in?working?at Munich Re???
- Does your?cover?letter?say?what makes you?a great choice??A strong?cover letter?is all about finding the right tone?but do?not?want you to?make?yourself sound better?than you are.?We?look?for?authenticity. Writing something like “I always wanted to learn this trade and I am very interested in numbers” is not?helpful if?your?marks?in maths?are merely average to poor. In such case,?why not?explain?why you consider yourself suitable for the job?? ?
- Phrase your letter in a way that?makes it an?interesting – or, even enjoyable –?read for?outsiders.?This is a great?opportunity to demonstrate?your?proper use of language.?Not sure about your writing??Have?a?friend, your parents or?a?teacher?read the letter and ask,?“Does this letter describe me in an interesting manner?”??
- Have you?signed?the completed letter?– along?with?your curriculum vitae?
- Do your documents comply with all formal criteria?–?appealing overall design,?no dog-ears, no staples, no signs of manual edits, and so on.
- Have you included?all?documents required – cover letter, curriculum vitae, and all credentials.
- Are?all elements of your?letter correct?–?spelling?of names,?address,?salutation,?job designation?
- Is the letter interesting, authentic and meaningful??
- Has someone proofread the application?
- We select?strong candidates?from the applications that meet programme?requirements to?take a?3-hour?written exam?at our Munich headquarters.
- You don’t have to prepare for?the?written exam.?Questions?covers a variety of areas, such as mathematics, English, geography, and German grammar.?Just make sure you get enough sleep the night before and bring your optimism. We don’t expect you to do anything superhuman.
- Candidates who pass this written exam move on to the next round – an in-depth interview at the Munich headquarters
Once you have passed the written exam,?it’s to?prepare?for the interview.
- Ask yourself: What impression do I?want?to make??Take stock what it takes to support this impression.
- Look up Munich Re?and its business?online.
- Learn about the profile?of the job you want to train for.?
- Read?newspapers and follow current events.
- Consider carefully why you want to learn?this?trade?and wish to do so at Munich Re.
- Dress?in keeping with the?Munich Re?image, without abandoning your own personality.?There are attractive business clothes for both you and your age.?Think about?questions?you?want to ask about Munich Re and the job. Write your questions down and bring them with you to the interview.?