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Zurich NA Complete a Bachelor's Degree Apprenticeship Program - Cyber Security - Schaumburg, IL - Hybrid in Schaumburg, Illinois

Complete a Bachelor's Degree Apprenticeship Program - Cyber Security - Schaumburg, IL - Hybrid


Have you completed two or more years of college coursework and are looking to complete your Bachelor’s degree? Let Zurich help you cross the education finish-line while starting your career.

Zurich’s Complete-a-Bachelor’s Apprenticeship is accepting applications for our January 2023 Cohort!

Our innovative Complete-a-Bachelor’s Apprenticeship allows participants to simultaneously gain the education and the experience to launch a rewarding career in commercial insurance.

If you have two or more years of college coursework from an accredited U.S. college or university (an associate degree, or rising junior) this is an exciting way to begin your career with a global industry leader and complete your degree tuition-free!

This two-year program combines coursework throughUniversity of Arizona Global Campus (https://www.uagc.edu/partnerships/corporate/zurich) (UAGC), an accredited online university affiliated with the University of Arizona, with relevant work experience and professional development at North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. Use this link and follow the Apprenticeship Applicants prompt to begin the separate process of applying for admission to UAGC.

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 IT or Cyber Security

  • Receive a Department of Labor Certificate of Apprenticeship

  • Be promoted into their next role at Zurich

Zurich North America is offering Complete-a-Bachelor’s Apprenticeship opportunities in Cyber Security inour Global Information Security team.

As an apprentice at Zurich, you will work and learn alongside professionals and mentors while performing assigned tasks, contributing to team projects and initiatives, and providing support to colleagues.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide support to information security processes towards effective risk reduction.

  • Applies and supports IT security, risk, governance, and compliance technologies and concepts.

  • Participates in process maturity exercises and identifies gaps in services provided, driving process improvement.

  • Supports security awareness campaigns raising engagement with end users in alignment with local requirements.

  • Exposure to legal and regulatory requirements within Global Information Security and adoption of requirements to ensure minimum baseline compliance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Information Technology or Cybersecurity or rising Junior with two years of coursework in Information Technology or Cybersecurity area and no prior years of experience in the Information Technology area. Contingent on admittance into University of Arizona Global Campus Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber & Data Security Technology program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of cyber information security functions; Incident Response, Application Security, Threat Defense, Vulnerability Management, Threat Intelligence

  • Comp A+, Network and Server Certification

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • 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 our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

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 clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) 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 - Schaumburg

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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