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Associate Degree Apprenticeship Program - General Insurance - New York City (August 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 Apprentice Program! The program is scheduled to start in August 2024, but please apply now for early consideration.   


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


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


The two-year program offered in New York City combines targeted coursework at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York, New York with relevant work rotations at Zurich's local office. 


Apprentices who successfully complete this two-year program will:


  • Work in a paid, benefit-eligible full-time position at Zurich
  • Earn a tuition-free Associate in Applied Science degree in:
    • Business Management with a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Receive a Department of Labor Certificate of Apprenticeship
  • Possess credentials and skills for today’s ever-changing marketplace 


As part of our National Accounts team in NYC, responsibilities can include but are not limited to:


  • ​​​​​​Servicing accounts through our end-to-end process 
  • Accessing and evaluating underwriting processes while implementing best practices 
  • Following instructions from underwriters in areas of policy rating and pricing 
  • Reviewing application of mandatory policy forms in relation to accounts 
  • Resolving inquiries from brokers, underwriters, and internal customers 


Basic Qualifications:


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


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 1 or more years of work experience and/or leadership role in student activities and/or significant voluntary community service
  • Interest in pursuing a career in insurance
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and work deadlines
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Collaboration and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with impact
  • High degree of self-discipline and focus
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and work successfully in a team environment
  • Intermediate computer skills, especially Excel 
  • Ability to navigate learning and interactions in an online environment


Applicable Only to Jobs to be Performed in New York City


The salary for this role is $43,700 hourly $21.01. This is the salary Zurich NA in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of the posting. This range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in New York City. Base pay offered may vary depending on, but not limited to education, experience, skills, geographic location, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.  This job is also bonus eligible. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that 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 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/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. 


Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time

Employment Sponsorship Offered: No 
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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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