The selection process

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Markel is fortunate to receive a high volume of applications for every job that we post on our company web site. Here are a few key steps that define the selection process.


1) What we look for
The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style!

2) Apply
Once you have submitted your resume for a position in our job search, you will receive a confirmation email.

Markel will contact you if we need additional details. Due to the volume of applicants, we are not able to contact everyone, aside from the “application received” email. We value your interest in our company, and you will be contacted if you are a candidate for the job for which you have applied.

3) Interview
If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via email or phone.

The interview aims to get to know you personally, learn more about your capabilities, and introduce you to our associates and Markel. We assess your ability to listen, communicate effectively, and present yourself with tact, diplomacy, energy, and persuasiveness. We look for intellectual curiosity and creative thinking. Interviewers also value a sense of humor, an element of the Markel Style!

The chart below lists our core attributes and competencies that Markel seeks in associates.

What type of candidate does Markel seek?

  • All degree disciplines - All degree disciplines are encouraged to apply, particularly those from business, accounting, IT, science, and liberal arts. Even though some positions do not require a college degree, we seek candidates that are interested in pursuing further education.

  • Academics - Ideally you should have strong academic performance to date. We are interested in applicants who display a range of transferable skills that have the potential to quickly make a contribution. Some of the transferable skills include relationship building, problem solving, and analytics.

  • Key achievements/experiences – We value candidates that have excelled in all walks of life; personal, community, and professional experiences are paramount.

  • Career motivation – We are intrigued by candidates that know about Markel, have a basic understanding of the job opportunity, and are excited about the opportunity to work at Markel.

If you think you possess these and would like to apply for an opening, please visit our job search page.