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Graduate Development Program - Underwriter Trainee

Graduate Development Program - Underwriter Trainee

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Headquartered in Fenton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, Vanliner Insurance Company is a member of Great American Insurance Group. For over 30 years, Vanliner has grown to become the country’s top insurance provider for the moving and storage, parcel and home delivery industries. Our mission since day one, has been to provide first-class insurance products and unparalleled customer service to all of our customers. Our success is driven by the expertise, innovation and commitment to customer service that our employees provide. If you are ready to join an engaging and driven team such as ours, we would love to hear from you!


The Ignition program at Vanliner is an exciting way for college graduates to enter the workforce and not only become experts in their field, but truly understand the business that they work for!
You will:

• Gain a deep understanding of our business model and value proposition 
• Get exposed to other areas of the business outside of your discipline
• Shadow corporate meetings and gain a broad understanding of our place in the market
• Have access to senior management throughout the program


  • Participates in / performs activities related to risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability per divisional objectives.
  • Learns to use independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
    • Learns to maintain a high level of customer service.
    • Learns to analyze coverage and limit requests and to decide what terms to offer.
    • Learns to price business in accordance with company guidelines.
    • Learns to assess risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and to initiate appropriate loss prevention actions.
    • Learns to order and screen miscellaneous reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, such as Motor Vehicle reports, loss history reports, credit checks, outside inspections, loss control, etc.
  • Learns to develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers / coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business.
    • Interprets, explains and markets products and services.
    • Develops relationships with agents & brokers through telephone interactions.
  • Learns to apply underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.
  • Successfully completes all coursework / education as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
Field of Study: Liberal Arts, Business or a related discipline.
Experience: Typically part of a formal training program. No prior experience required.

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