Chubb is proud to welcome the following individuals who join the organisation’s 2016 early career development initiatives:
Denzel Simons named 2016 Graduate Trainee
Denzel Simons has joined Chubb’s Excess Liability department for the company’s two-year Graduate Trainee Programme designed to transition graduates into professional careers complete with business experience and insurance designations.
A graduate of Saltus Grammar School, Denzel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Florida International University in May 2015.
Denzel’s first role at Chubb (then ACE) was as a Summer Student in 2010. He worked diligently and was accepted into the highly competitive Chubb Select internship in 2014. The following summer of 2015 he was invited to return as an intern in the Excess Liability department and was ultimately selected as the current Graduate Trainee.
Denzel said, “This achievement would not have been possible without the support and guidance of my mentors and colleagues at Chubb. My first step was Chubb Select and then the 2-week BFIS Intro-to-Insurance Overseas Programme the following year. I encourage all students with an interest in insurance to apply for early career development programmes as they have proven invaluable for me and I am excited to see what my future will hold.”
During his time at Chubb, Denzel has gained The Institutes’ AINS designation, multiple AFSB designations, and is currently working towards his CPCU designation.
Chubb Select Internship
Chubb Select is a dedicated insurance internship aimed at Bermudian university students who are considering a career in Bermuda’s international insurance industry. The annual 10-week internship exposes six ambitious university students to various aspects of Bermuda’s insurance industry. The interns receive real work experience, networking opportunities and mentoring from Chubb professionals.
The six students selected for the 2016 Chubb Select internship are:
1. Alex Alverra, Clemson University
2. Zachary Friesen, Trinity Western University
3. Francis Laing, Dalhousie University
4. Sarah Pedro, Acadia University
5. L. Carmela Robinson, Temple University
6. Peter Webb, McGill University
The interns, together with Chubb’s Summer Students, participate in several development workshops to enhance their business and leadership skills. The students also spend their annual community day volunteering at the Chubb Gardens at WindReach Bermuda. They complete their internship with a final presentation to executives and business leaders to demonstrate their knowledge of the insurance business model.
Chubb Select 2015 intern and returning Summer Student, Deondre Trott, said “As an actuarial science major, Chubb Select exposed me to the insurance world for the first time. I learned a lot about underwriting at Chubb Bermuda, as my goal was to gain more insight about how underwriters interact with actuaries. I believe that the internship is extremely useful and allows students to gain valuable experience and knowledge that they can use as they build their career in the insurance industry.”
“Chubb is committed to providing opportunities to young Bermudians who are pursuing careers in the insurance industry. Our Graduate Trainee Programme and Chubb Select internship were designed specifically to identify and cultivate the talent required of our future industry leaders.” said Judy Gonsalves, Chief Underwriting Officer, Chubb Bermuda. “This year’s Graduate Trainee, Denzel Simons has proven himself a role model and I have no doubt that his hard work and dedication will lead him to a successful and rewarding career. We welcome our new Chubb Select interns. They are an impressive group of high-calibre, talented young Bermudians and we look forward to working with them over the summer.”
Chubb Select interns who have transitioned to the Graduate Trainee Programme are:
• Denzel Simons, Chubb Select 2014, Graduate Trainee 2016
• Dominique Richardson, Chubb Select 2013, Graduate Trainee 2015
• Richard Voaden, Chubb Select 2013, Graduate Trainee 2014
To date Chubb’s early career development programmes have launched the insurance careers of 12 young Bermudians who are currently employed at Chubb’s operations in Bermuda and the US.
To learn more about the Chubb Select internship, Student Summer Employment, Graduate Trainee Programme, and scholarship opportunities, please visit www.acegroup.com/bm/students.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: new.chubb.com.