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Complete a Bachelor's Degree Apprenticeship Program - Underwriting - Los Angeles (Hybrid)

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

Complete a Bachelor's Degree Apprenticeship Program - Underwriting - Los Angeles (Hybrid)


Zurich North America’s Apprentice Program

The first in our industry to be certified by the U.S. Department of Labor

Zurich is accepting resumes for our 2024 Complete-a-Bachelor’s Degree Apprentice Program! The program is scheduled to start in June 2024, but please apply now for early consideration.

Our innovative Underwriting Apprentice Program allows participants to simultaneously gain the education and the experience to launch a rewarding career in commercial insurance.

Zurich’s initiative is to develop a new generation of workers to help the U.S. succeed in the 21st century economy.

The two-year program offered in Los Angeles combines targeted virtual coursework with the University of Arizona Global Campus with relevant work rotations at Zurich’s Los Angeles office.

Apprentices who successfully complete this two-year program will:

  • Work in a paid, benefit-eligible full-time position at Zurich
  • Earn a tuition-free Bachelor’s degree in:
    • Business Administration with a concentration in Insurance
  • Receive a Department of Labor Certificate of Apprenticeship
  • Possess credentials and skills for today’s ever-changing marketplace
  • Promoted into our Underwriting Trainee Program

As a part of our Middle Market Underwriting team, responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Reviews risk exposures, controls, loss history, and financial condition to aid underwriting process.
  • Follows instructions from Underwriters in area of policy formation to accurately quote and issue policies.
  • Provides account servicing support in collaboration with Underwriter and Manager, with responsibility for end-to-end servicing processes for new business, renewals, and endorsements.
  • Supports Underwriter with customer interactions by providing basic customer service.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Business Adminstration or rising Junior with two years of coursework in Business Adminstration and no prior years of experience in the Business Administration or Insurance area. Contingent on admittance into University of Arizona Global Campus Bachelor of Business Administration program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interest in the insurance industry
  • 2 or more years of work experience and/or leadership role in student activities or community service activities
  • Intermediate computer skills, especially Excel
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to a changing environment
  • Problem solving skills

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Los Angeles
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles