A Manager at Travelers Insurance in seeking a Gonzaga student/graduate for a position he has available in Federal Way, WA!

Job Title: Underwriter Trainee
Job Code: UW1034
Job Category: Underwriting

Construction Services is seeking a Contract Surety Bond Underwriter Trainee to join our Federal Way, WA Regional Home Office team. Completion of our Trainee program opens opportunities for positions throughout the Travelers Company.  Through a structured training program, the trainee learns about our underwriting philosophy, business unit products and strategies, principles of negotiation, and relationship building.

A Surety Bond guarantees the performance of a contractor and completion of a construction contract for public and private owners.  Training develops leadership, sales, underwriting and management skills.  You will learn financial analysis, how to underwrite and manage accounts, assess risk, make credit decisions, produce new business, and build relationships with agents and contractors.  The surety industry is both challenging and rewarding.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Observe and work with underwriters, risk control representatives, and claim representatives to become familiar with the functions of these positions and how they interact and work with one another

Develop critical underwriting skills, through classroom, independent, and on-the-job training, including analysis of exposures, determination of appropriate insurance coverage and conditions.

Gather and review information on financial conditions, risk exposures, loss history, and economic trends that may affect the type of insurance coverage provided

Establish, support, and maintain effective relationships with customers, agents and brokers


  • Good organizational skills.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Solid analytical and decision making skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Self-motivation with the desire to learn and develop a career.

We provide the resources for learning and development.  We also expect high achievement from our team members.  Travelers applies a pay for performance philosophy.  If your personality and qualifications are a fit, apply and explore Travelers, the largest surety bond writer in the country!

Education / Work Experience
The ideal candidate for the development program will desire a position that is both analytical and marketing-oriented. A bachelors degree is required for this position.  Preferred majors include Risk Management & Insurance, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or equivalent work experience.  Students with prior related intern experience and 3.0 GPA are also preferred.

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

NOTE: Job descriptions are not intended to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job, but are intended to accurately reflect principal job elements. Any reference to The Travelers Companies, Inc. does not in any way imply The Travelers Companies, Inc. will be the employer of any individual obtaining employment within The Travelers Companies, Inc.