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If you are a recent college graduate or experienced professional interested in intellectual challenge, professional development and a chance to make a difference, the CNA Underwriting Trainee Program is for you. CNA offers an opportunity for you to work with other underwriting, risk control and claim consultants to meet the evolving insurance needs of our clients. CNA’s underwriters are responsible for selecting and pricing risks that have profit potential. The process requires underwriters to evaluate a business by reviewing industry, business and government data, then deciding whether to accept or decline the risk. The underwriter is also responsible for pricing, as well as maintaining a steady flow of new and renewal business.

Program Description
As an Underwriting trainee, you will have access to professional skills development, productivity courses and much more. Our curriculum includes:

  • Instruction in insurance basics; underwriting, sales and marketing skills; and systems and technical training.
  • Training sessions conducted in the field as well as in our downtown Chicago office.
  • Exposure to multiple lines of business through a formal mentoring program.
  • Instructor-led training, testing, self-study courses, Web-based training and practical application of skills learned.
  • A unique opportunity to interact with senior leadership.
  • A working relationship with critical enterprise-wide support functions.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred; equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Commitment to develop knowledge and understanding of underwriting.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills, good verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to learn rapidly.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to influence, overcome obstacles and develop positive business relationships.
  • A strong sales aptitude.
  • The ability and willingness to relocate.
  • Interest in the insurance industry.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future.


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