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Zurich NA Complete a Bachelor's Degree - Crop Underwriting Apprenticeship (Summer 2024) in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Complete a Bachelor's Degree - Crop Underwriting Apprenticeship (Summer 2024)


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 Bachelor Apprentice Program! The program is scheduled to start in July 2024, but please apply now for consideration.   

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

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

This two-year program combines targeted  online  coursework at University of Arizona Global Campus with relevant work rotations at Zurich/RCIS Sioux Falls, SD, Fresno, CA, Anoka, MN, or Winston Salem, NC offices.  

In our local office you will be working on the Crop Underwriting Operations Team:

With supervision candidates will work within our crop underwriting team at an accelerated rate to learn more about the crop policy life cycle, program administration and policy issuance.

Responsibilities can include:

  • Reviewing customer applications, production reports and acreage reports.

  • Shadowing Underwriters to complete underwriting reviews.

  • Communication with internal and external customers via email.

  • Processing policy documents and policy changes.

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

  • Receive a Department of Labor Certificate of Apprenticeship

  • Possess credentials and skills for today’s ever-changing marketplace 

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Interest in the insurance industry

  • Experience in the agriculture 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

  • Critical thinking 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 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 - Fresno, AM - Anoka, AM - Sioux Falls, AM - Winston-Salem

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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