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Zurich NA Underwriter Trainee in Calgary, Alberta

Underwriter Trainee


Zurich is hiring for our Market Facing Underwriting Training Program. Office location is open – we will consider candidates to work out of our Toronto, Montreal, Calgary or Vancouver offices.

Zurich’s Underwriting Training Program (UTP) provides an entry level opportunity for individuals with the drive to become successful members of our underwriting team. This is an exciting way to begin a career in Commercial Insurance! While working within the structure of a formalized training program, you will learn the fundamentals of multi-line underwriting, including measuring exposure, analyzing risk and financial statements, reviewing the financial performance of diverse businesses, pricing, quoting, setting coverage, and much, much more.

Our 2021 program starts in June, 2021. Training will include onboarding within the local office, classroom training in our Schaumburg, IL headquarters (travel and housing accommodations provided by Zurich – should restrictions not allow for travel, the classroom training will be offered online), and on-the-job development during the duration of the program.

Upon successful completion of the classroom training, underwriting trainees will work in a field or line of business office setting, and will continue to work with their manager, mentor, and peer underwriters to understand The Zurich Way of Underwriting and perform basic underwriting functions in a market-facing or product underwriting role.

To be considered for Zurich’s Underwriting Training Program, you must have the following basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and no prior experience required

  • Travel to Schaumburg, IL while participating in formal study/classroom training

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Final cumulative GPA at/above 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Corporate internship experience or corporate work experience

  • Leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities and on campus organizations and/or community, public service or similar activities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Candidates being considered for a position in Montreal, must be fluent with French and English languages

Additional Information

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Other Locations: Canada-Alberta-Calgary, Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver, Canada-Quebec-Montréal

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting 11/06/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200006D9

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.