Zurich North America’s Apprentice Program
The first in our industry to be certified by the U.S. Department of Labor

Our innovative Information Technology Apprenticeship with a focus in Cybersecurity allows participants to simultaneously gain the education and the experience to launch a rewarding career in IT and Cyber within the commercial insurance industry.
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 coursework at Harper Community College in Palatine, Illinois (a northwest suburb of Chicago) with relevant work rotations at Zurich’s North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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 Information Technology with a Cyber focus
Receive the designation of a Department of Labor Certified IT Generalist
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 and/or voluntary community service
Time-management skills
Strong customer service skills
Attention to detail
Problem-solving skills
Analytical thinking
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Intermediate computer skills especially Excel

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.
Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

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.

Commitment to Diversity:

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. Join Zurich. Make a difference.

About Zurich Insurance

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.