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Training programs

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 recent graduates with the drive to be successful for the following training programs:

  • Claims 
  • Underwriting

Find a career you'll truly love.


Training programs at Zurich

Claims training program

The Zurich claims trainee 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 
  • 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 Trainee Program (CTP) 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, counselled 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 Carney

Underwriter training program

Zurich’s underwriter training program is for recent 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 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

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.