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Zurich North America 2021 Apprentice Program (General Insurance)


Zurich North America’s Apprentice Program

The first in our industry to be certified by the U.S. Department of Labor


Our innovative General Insurance Apprenticeship Program allows participants to simultaneously gain the education and the experience to launch a rewarding career in commercial insurance.


This rigorous two-year earn and learn program combines targeted coursework leading to an AAS in Business Administration degree from William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois (a northwest suburb of Chicago) with relevant work rotations at Zurich’s North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. 


Rotational assignments may include:

  • Claims Administration and Operations
  • Recovery Claims and Legal Bill Review
  • Underwriting Services and Operations Support
  • Premium Audit
  • Human Resources


Applicants are highly encouraged to attend a Zurich Apprenticeship Program Informational Webinar to learn more about these unique opportunities. Please click here to register for a session.


Apprentices who successfully complete this two-year program will:

  • Work in a full-time position at Zurich
  • Earn a tuition-free Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Administration
  • Receive the designation of a Department of Labor Certified Insurance Apprentice
  • Possess credentials and skills for today’s ever-changing marketplace


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Professional work experience not required
  • Must be enrolled and validated as college ready by Harper Community College Admissions.  You will be redirected to Harper College if you do not meet this qualification.  Please click here to contact Harper College Admissions


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 or more years of work experience, voluntary community service, and/or military service
  • High degree of initiative, self-discipline and focus
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Customer service, collaboration and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
  • Solid time-management and organizational skills
  • Comfortable navigating, learning and interacting in an online environment


A future with 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 148 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 click here 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/vets

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: No
Schedule: Full Time

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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