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Early careers

You’re on the cusp of a great career. At Zurich, you can take the next leap forward with opportunities you may not find elsewhere. We offer a wide range of early career experiences including premier training programs in fields such as underwriting; innovative apprentice programs where you’re learning and earning; and immersive internships where you’re adding value from day one.

Renowned programs to launch your career

Training programs

If you’re an ambitious college graduate, consider our prestigious training programs in Claims, Underwriting, Actuarial, Finance and Risk Engineering. Recruiting for our training programs starts in the fall each year. The training for these positions includes several weeks at our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Apprentice programs

Zurich and Harper College have introduced a first-of-its-kind apprentice program. As a participant, you get on-the-job training in Claims and Underwriting at Zurich while working toward your Associate in Applied Science degree at Harper. Successful graduates transition into a full-time job at Zurich. The program has won praise from federal officials1 and from the nonprofit Working Nation.2

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Zurich’s internship program doesn’t just skim the surface of commercial insurance. Ask our alumni and they’ll tell you to be ready to dive in to projects that drive business outcomes and build your confidence. Mentors help you secure resources, make connections and maximize your development.

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early careers internships

Starting strong

Drew Tate

At some companies, interns are viewed as errand runners. That’s the opposite of what I encountered at Zurich. I felt immediately part of the team and that my contribution was needed and appreciated.

—Drew Tate, Summer Intern, 2018 and 2017

Working at Zurich is like meeting up with your classmates for a project! The team-based environment not only helps each individual to grow, but it helps the company as a whole.

—Dipal Desai, Claims Training Program

Dipal Desai

Working at Zurich is working for your community

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Zurich makes it easy for you to get involved in numerous worthy causes. We’ve donated more than $6 million and over 166,000 hours to our six core charities and hundreds of local nonprofits since 2012. Service is fulfilling and it’s foundational to who we are. It’s also fun. Join us in spreading hope and supporting resilience.

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Join our team. Make an impact.

Zurich provides meaningful, challenging work to approximately 54,000 people worldwide. Is our mission a match to yours?

“Deputy Secretary of Labor lauds apprenticeship program with Zurich.” Harper College News Bureau. 2 February 2016. https://www.harpercollege.edu/about/news/archives/2016/posts/020216.php (accessed 1 March 2018)
2  Parke, Matt. “Insuring a Career: A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship in the insurance industry.” Working Nation. 20 December 2017. https://workingnation.com/insuring-a-career/ (accessed 1 March 2018)