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General Application

In the last three years we have recruited over 100 new employees, ranging from world experts in specialist sectors to recent graduates, for a variety of positions and from backgrounds as varied as law, business, industrial ecology, physiotherapy and finance.

Our three largest offices are in Norway, so this is where the majority of our recruitment takes place, however we have also had openings in our offices globaly.

The main areas of our business are

  • Underwriting – our underwriters assess requests for insurance cover from Members and clients, considering the levels of risk involved and negotiating appropriate prices, terms and conditions.
  • Claims – issuing an insurance policy is a promise to pay if a ship is involved in an accident. Our claims people assess and handle all claims, focusing on getting issues resolved efficiently so that our clients can get their businesses back on track as quickly as possible.
  • Finance and risk management – this team provides vital support to the management of the group and its individual businesses, overseeing its ongoing financial strength.

Other opportunities in support services such as Technology, Customer Support and Human Resources also occur from time to time.

We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package in a world class maritime insurance environment, and the opportunity to work on challenging tasks with highly engaged and knowledgeable colleagues.

Work with great people

Team Leader, Claims Handling | Location: Bergen
"The potential for personal development is excellent"
Vice President, Defence Global | Location: London
"I have an amazingly varied role. Gard is a forward looking company"
Underwriter | Location: Hong Kong
"In Gard you continue to learn, everyday"
Senior System Engineer| Location: Arendal
"We are diverse, but tightly connected"
Senior Developer
"In Gard I feel empowered to do what I wish to do. Gard is with cutting edge technology very significant with the fastest ever digitization the world is through now."
"Being a developer means enjoy freedom to explore cutting-edge technologies like AI, influencing tooling and languages."
"I really appreciate that Gard offers the opportunity for continuous learning and development."
"In Gard, we have a varied mix of developers which makes software development both fun and innovative."
Senior Solution Architect
"Having access to top notch tools in providing solutions."
Solution Architect
"I cherish working here for the learning, camaraderie, and shared belief in our mission."
Natalie Alsaker Bergsvik
Trainee 2023/2024
"The trainee program at Gard has been an eye-opener. Despite having no prior knowledge of the maritime industry, I have discovered a newfound passion for the field."
Espen Homdrom
Trainee 2023/2024
"Being a trainee in Gard has given me the opportunity to learn about the organisation, its people and the wide range of career opportunities available, before joining one of the exciting teams."

Skills & Requirements

Applicants will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to perform and contribute in a team-oriented work environment.

Applicants will be able to analyse, structure, coordinate and organise tasks in a busy environment and to work independently. The ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internally and externally is required.

Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English and be computer literate with PC and Windows based programme experience

Great Place to Work

  • Friendly atmosphere

  • Career opportunities within a global market lead

  • Work life balance

  • An environment that encourages ideas

  • Colleagues who believe in knowledge sharing

  • A work environment with deep competencies

  • High employee engagement - A great place to work

About the company

For more than 100 years Gard, one of the world’s leading marine insurers, has been helping the marine industries to protect their assets and safeguard their income. Having expanded from our origins in southern Norway to a network of 13 offices across the globe, we have witnessed the impact the sea can have and have learnt a thing or two.

Despite our breadth and depth of experience and expertise, we try to learn something new every day to prepare our Members and clients for their next journey, and to find and deliver the right solutions. So, whenever the unexpected arises it is good to know that someone is ready, willing and able to assist; someone with expertise that has been refined for over a century.

It is not just what we do, but how we do it that delivers the best value in the market – matching our expertise with an unrivalled commitment to what we do. We will turn every stone to find a solution and see it carried through.

Such ability and dedication is rare, so we take great care in choosing, training and supporting our employees. The way we see it, our people are the difference between good and great.

1907Assuranceforeningen Gard established on 9 October

1939Insures 40 per cent of the Norwegian tanker fleet

1958Starts to insure vessels outside Norway

1973Moves into the offshore energy sector

1983Sets up an office in London

2000Insures more than 5,000 vessels

2004Sole ownership of Gard Marine & Energy

20072007Celebrates its centenary with nine offices and 300 employees

2015Insured tonnage is in excess of 260 million gross tonnes