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Are you looking for an engaging career where you can make an impact and develop professionally?

Joining one of our training programs will give you the opportunity to gain real-world experience while developing your professional skills and knowledge. We invest heavily in our people’s development, both personally and professionally. Our Training Programs provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed.

Every individual is different and every career is different; that’s why we ensure that all employees have access to ongoing resources, training and developmental opportunities to create a personal career path.

We are seeking elite college graduates with the drive to be successful for the following training programs:

  • Claims
  • Underwriting
  • Actuarial
  • Risk Engineering
  • Finance

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Claims Training Program

The Zurich Claims Training Program gives you the opportunity to begin a career in Commercial Insurance. This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to be challenged and become successful members of our Claims team. You will learn all aspects of handling claims by following Zurich's best practices through our structured 12-month training program.

We have entry-level opportunities in our Claims organization in the following lines of business:

  • Auto
  • General Liability
  • Property
  • Workers Compensation
  • Recovery Services

Your Claims career begins in your home office with a structured training plan, working with the local manager and team, as well as classroom training at our home office in Schaumburg, IL. Throughout your training, you will progressively build your skills as you are introduced to more complex claims, case studies and skill-building exercises that help you understand how to work both internally and with our customers.

I noticed an opening for Zurich’s Claims Training Program advertised on a career website and was instantly drawn to apply as it seemed Zurich was offering something different. During training, I was not only provided with the material and education required for the job, but was guided, counseled and encouraged, every step of the way. Once home, I found the keys to my success were surrounding me; my mentors’ knowledge, passion and patience have proved to be the most essential factors in my progression. In the midst of job searching, I discovered there are few employers willing to invest the time, money and energy required to train individuals who haven’t been working in the insurance industry for several years. Zurich has proved to be an exceptional, innovative company committed to doing just that. The Zurich CTP program is an unparalleled example of this commitment.

Jillian, Claims Specialist

The transition back to your local office will be your opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned. You will build on this strong foundation as you continue with 8-10 months of on-the-job training.

Underwriter Training Program

Zurich’s Underwriter Training Program is for highly talented college graduates with the drive to become successful members of our Underwriting team. While working in our training program, you will learn the fundamentals of multiline underwriting including measuring exposure, analyzing risk, pricing, quoting and setting coverage.

Upon successful completion of the classroom training, you will work in the field or a line-of-business office setting and will continue to work with your manager, mentor and peer Underwriters to understand “The Zurich Way of Underwriting.” You will perform basic underwriting functions in a market-facing or product-underwriting role while continuing to develop your professional skills and create a strong foundation for your career in insurance.

As an Underwriter, you will help your customers understand the risks they face, and how to best handle each risk. You will develop relationships with the brokers and agents selling our policies and will be crucial in helping the organization achieve our growth strategy.

I enjoy the financial and relationship sides of business, such as dealing with brokers and negotiating. Underwriting is a great combination of both of these and is diverse enough to keep each day challenging.

Ryan, an Underwriter Trainee

Actuarial Student Program

Start your career path with expertise.

The Zurich Actuarial Student Program is a unique opportunity to learn from our breadth of actuarial expertise while pursuing a designation with the Casualty Actuarial Society. Our program provides support throughout the CAS exam process and hands-on experience from your first day on the job.

As part of the Actuarial organization at Zurich, you will have career opportunities that include exposure to a broad array of commercial product lines and markets, as well as different actuarial functional teams such as Pricing, Reserving, Analytics, Predictive Modeling and Large Account Pricing.

Zurich in North America boasts the largest integrated actuarial unit in the industry with over 200 actuarial professionals at a variety of career levels, providing opportunity for learning and mentoring alongside other dedicated industry professionals.

Actuarial Training Program

Our philosophy at Zurich is to recruit the best-qualified applicants and to develop talent from within our organization. As a participant in our program, you will gain hands-on experience in an actuarial profession while working alongside Zurich's large community of accredited actuaries. Zurich can help you build a foundation for your career by providing unparalleled opportunities such as rotational opportunities, international assignments and development planning with leadership.

Exam Support

Your journey towards becoming a credentialed actuary is important to us. Zurich will support you by providing study time, exam materials, tuition for exam seminars and payment of exam fees. Not only does Zurich provide you with the resources you need, but we also believe in rewarding your success. Zurich provides salary awards and bonuses while pursuing your credentials.

Risk Engineer Training Program

Zurich’s Risk Engineering Training Program is a hands-on program for highly talented and motivated college graduates who are interested in working one-on-one with customers in various industries while contributing to Zurich’s success.

In addition to contributing to Zurich’s success, we also contribute to the success of our broad customer base, which includes many Fortune 100 companies. We work closely with our customers to help them identify hazards and provide sound loss control advice to help customers mitigate the impact of hazards.

The Zurich Risk Engineering Training Program starts you on an exciting and challenging career path that will help you capitalize on your technical education, working as part of a leading global insurance company.

This isn’t your typical desk job. As a Zurich Risk Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work in a flexible and fast-paced environment, as well as travel to customer locations to perform assessments in a wide variety of industries including technology, manufacturing and healthcare. You will analyze and evaluate customers’ risks, think and act on your feet, and collaborate with Underwriting to help serve and retain accounts.

Joining the Zurich Risk Engineering Training Program has been the most educational experience of my life. I have developed my consulting skills while creating a strong knowledge of Risk Engineering.

Kevin, Risk Engineering Trainee

Finance Development Program

Finance Development Program

The Finance Development Program — based out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL — aims to hire highly talented and motivated college graduates who want a career in Finance.

Start building your Finance career at a large, global organization while growing your financial skills and knowledge. Our Finance Development Program allows you to work on a variety of projects in several six-month rotations within the Finance area. These rotations include:

  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Planning and Performance Management
  • Treasury and Tax

Throughout these rotations and your training, you will use your analytical aptitude and communication skills while working on a variety of challenging finance projects to develop your financial knowledge.

As part of our program, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare and analyze operating business plans and forecasts
  • Prepare and present finance- or business-related analyses and research in such areas as financial and experience performance, rate of return, working capital and investment performance.

Find a career you'll truly love.

It is the policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.