Markel University - US
The Markel underwriter training program is a premier entry-level training program designed to prepare associates early in their careers to be successful underwriters and future leaders. The program is a combination of classroom and on-the-job training, mentorship, and a program capstone project.
What will I learn?
Participants of the Markel underwriter training program can expect to learn technical underwriting skills, build strong core competencies, and gain broad exposure to our company’s operations.
What we look for:
How to apply:
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All candidates must submit a resume, essay (300 words max), describing a time you demonstrated the Markel Style, and unofficial copy of university transcripts. Candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Yes, we seek graduates who exhibit academic excellence (3.25 GPA or higher). We also seek well-rounded candidates who, in addition to meeting the 3.25 GPA minimum, exhibit leadership skills, hard work and zealous pursuit of excellence.
Recruiting starts in August for the Markel Underwriter Training Program beginning the following summer. Application review, interviews, and offers will take place August through December. Positions are typically filled by January 1.
The program typically ranges from 8-12 participants in the US.
The exact locations vary from year to year. Graduate positions may be posted for, though not limited to, the following office locations: Alpharetta, GA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Plano, TX; Red Bank, NJ; Richmond, VA; Scottsdale, AZ; Bermuda.
No, participants are placed with their designated department and team from day one. However, our graduates gain exposure to a variety of departments, teams, and lines of business during classroom training.
The graduate program starts every year at the end of June and is approximately 6 months in its entirety.
If you don’t meet the minimum entry requirements you will not be eligible to apply for the Markel Underwriter Training Program.
Yes. In order to have a highly skilled workforce, Markel has contracted partnerships with several leading training providers. This includes supporting CPCU studies and other professional designation programs.
Yes. Markel provides up to $5,250 tuition reimbursement per employee per year for tuition and books related to enrollment in a formal degree program after one year of service with the company.