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Risk and Insurance Graduate


The Alfred H Knight Risk and Insurance Graduate Programme is the perfect start for a graduate looking to develop their commercial skills and build a long-term career in Risk.  It is an exciting time to join our Risk & Compliance department as it has grown considerably over the past five years and plays an increasingly more important role in the decision-making process across the business.

You would be part of a highly motivated and innovative team that helps reduce and redirect potential financial, client and marketplace, service delivery, people and compliance impacts.

This is done by creating frameworks, developing policies and working with our external brokers and insurers to source alternative solutions where needed. You would be working with the wider business to appropriately review, challenge, transfer and mitigate risks. Identifying, assessing and ultimately managing our risks is fundamental to our business in order to improve the likelihood of meeting and continuing the company’s objectives.

Based in Liverpool, UK at our UK Global Headquarters, the role will initially involve a two-year development programme that will allow you to perform to your best abilities. During the programme, you will gain a breadth of experience across our risk team primarily assisting in the management of Insurance as well as Enterprise and Travel Risk Management.



Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals, solid fuels and agriculture industries.

We have honed & carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.



To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:



Required Personal Qualities

  • Adaptability: The ability to multitask and respond effectively to change.
  • Ambition: Must have ambitions to have a career in Risk and Resilience services.
  • Analytical: The ability to draw accurate and informative conclusions from detailed research without losing sight of the bigger picture, providing practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Communication: Effective oral and written communication of ideas with an excellent command of English.
  • Independence: The ability to use intuition, take the initiative, lead on projects and be proactive in prioritising a dynamic and diverse workload.
  • Innovative: The ability to think outside the box and bring a new perspective.
  • Interpersonal: Confidence in forming effective working relationships with a diverse range of people, including working inclusively and as part of a team.
  • Willingness: A growth mindset, willingness to learn, and get involved, cooperative and enabling attitude towards training, projects and personal development.


Key responsibilities

  • Working with the wider business assisting in the management of group-wide projects to implement and maintain our standards of insurance coverage.
  • Assist with the procurement of broker services and insurance across the group.
  • Working with the risk team to identify potential risk transfer opportunities.
  • Becoming a technical expert who can identify possible gaps in our controls and proactively work with internal and external stakeholders to find appropriate solutions.
  • Maintaining risk registers.
  • Participating in risk workshops.
  • Supporting the risk department and management team with the continuous development of AHK’s Insurance, Risk and Resilience processes.
  • Supporting other risk-related initiatives such as Operational Resilience, Business Continuity Management, and Travel Risk Management.


Required Qualifications and Work Experience

  • 2:1 degree in any subject.


Required Languages

  • English (essential).
  • Other languages advantageous (e.g. Spanish, Mandarin, French).


Travel Requirements 

  • Travel as required both domestically and internationally.
  • Must have a valid passport and ability to obtain visas as necessary.



We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

Continuous professional development is encouraged at AHK and we support our employees wanting to obtain relevant external qualifications.

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