Kachi Nwokenna

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What did you study and to what level?

I grew up in North West London (parents originally from Nigeria) and attended school in this area. I studied International Relations BA and International Peace and Security MA.

How did you learn about insurance and why did you want to work in the industry?

By chance! Given my background in international relations, I was interested in exploring this space further and came to learn that careers in risk management and/or underwriting potentially catered for this after doing a bit of research online.

How has time been at Aspen? How did you join and into what position?

And are there any highlights or challenges?

I joined on the Risk Management Graduate Scheme. I worked in this department for two and a half years before moving into an Underwriting role in the Credit and Political risk team. Positively, there is scope to move internally which is also a benefit to working at Aspen.

Highlights include representing Aspen in Football and Rugby Sevens.

It was challenging moving into an Underwriting role however the supportive team environment helped make the process a bit easier!

Why would you encourage young people to apply for an early careers role at Aspen, and what advice would you give?

There has always quite a bit of scope for young employees to progress quickly, which has and continues to be one of the principal benefits of joining Aspen. I would advise reaching out to as many people as possible at Aspen and in the industry via Linkedin, as this will provide insight into the roles you may be applying for.

What do you hope to achieve?

My focus is on becoming as well-rounded an Underwriter as possible during my time on Graduate Scheme and beyond.

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