You will be challenged. Rewarded. And valued for your unique experience, background and perspective.
Join a team where hard work pays off and original thinking is celebrated. As you build your future at Westfield, you will quickly learn that protecting our customer’s future is at the heart of what we do. We deliver on our promise to help restore lives and rebuild businesses when the unexpected happens. Building relationships has been part of our culture since 1848. Be a part of a team that recognizes and appreciates those who take initiative, seek opportunity, and strive for innovation in a changing world.
Graduate Development Program – IT Trainee
We are looking for individuals who are interested in either a Business System Analyst or Test Engineering opportunity here at Westfield. Our IT organization enables the company’s strategic priorities in collaboration with our business partners. By continually transforming and evolving with the business, we deliver new solutions to meet their needs, using trailblazing technologies and integration with top industry software products. Through our innovative work, made possible by the stability of our 170+ year history, we are able to provide our agents and customers with insights and solutions to protect them and help them prosper.
The Graduate Development Program (GDP) prepares recent college graduates, experienced professionals looking for a change of industry, and veterans for an exciting career at Westfield. The GDP combines a variety of learning techniques, including:
Classroom-based training on insurance-related topics, critical thinking, marketing, collaboration, and customer service.
Observation and practice elements are included to increase exposure to the business unit and to complete assigned research topics.
Self-study eLearning to support project work and individual development.
Team-building activities with peers.
Networking with leaders across the organization.
Coaching and mentoring throughout the program from experienced employees.
The GDP training will take place in our home office in Westfield Center, OH.
Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)
Bachelor’s degree in a technical (e.g. computer science, information systems, engineering) field or commensurate work experience.
Strong time management skills including the ability to plan work and set priorities.
Strong problem solving skills.
Strong knowledge and/or experience with various core systems, office and computer equipment, and software (MS Office-specifically Excel).
Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Valid driver’s license and a driving record that conforms to company standards.
Physical Requirements (specific to the role)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Ability to work effectively in an office environment for 40+ hours per week (including sitting, standing and working on a computer for extended periods of time).
Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as: telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.
Ability to travel as required.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.
We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.
Westfield will be admired as a leading personal and commercial lines property-casualty insurance company enabled by an exceptional team known for expertise and caring. We will be distinguished by excellence in commercial insurance, and customers will choose us for our insight about risk and the value we deliver.