The selection process

Where can I check the status of my application?

The confirmation email that you received upon submitting the application contains a link through which you can monitor the status of your application. You must create an account in our application portal to check the status.

What does the selection process look like at Markel?

  • On the Markel career portal, use the filter options on the left to help you find the position(s) that best fits.
  • Click on the Job Title to view Job Details such as Location and Job Description
  • Once you find a position of interest, click “Apply"

Complete your application in our career portal and upload your resume.

After submitting your application, you’ll be prompted to create an account.  To do this:

  • Add your preferred e-mail address
  • Enter and confirm a password
  • Click "Create Account"
  • Sign in to the Markel career portal to monitor the status of your application.
  • Markel will contact you further if we need additional details, or if you are a candidate for the job for which you have applied. We value your interest in our company!


If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified via email from one of our Recruiters. Keep scrolling to see what we look for in a candidate.

Background check and references
If you are selected as a top candidate for one of our positions, we will ask that you complete a background check. You will receive an automated email with instructions to complete the check from our background check vendor, Sterling.

You will receive an email notifying you of your offer. You will be asked to log in to Markel’s application portal to review your offer letter and accompanying documentation.

What do we look for in a candidate?

  • Markel Style – We seek candidates who exhibit the following qualities outlined in the Markel Style.
  • Diversity and inclusion – Markel is a diverse, global company; this allows us to serve the needs of our customers and makes us better business partners. At Markel, embracing people’s differences brings amazing results and fuels innovation.
  • Key achievements/experiences – We value candidates that have excelled in all walks of life. Personal, community, and professional accomplishments are paramount.
If you think you possess these attributes and would like to apply for an opening, please visit the Markel career portal.