Get the EDGE!

The 2022 Nautilus EDGE underwriting training program starts Monday, June 6, and runs through Friday, December 2. This program is designed for individuals just starting their underwriting career, those with limited insurance experience, recent college graduates interested in underwriting, or those looking for a career change. The program provides a unique opportunity for participants to spend six months of dedicated time learning about insurance and the art of underwriting. They will learn about the insurance industry in general, all aspects of commercial lines of business, and the important job functions of an Assistant Underwriter. Training occurs in a formal classroom setting, through on-the-job training, project work, field trips, and mentorship with members of their underwriting teams. Through this training, participants will learn to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they underwrite submissions and manage their work items.

While in the EDGE Program, individuals also will attain the Associate in Insurance (AINS) designation from The Institutes. We recognize the importance of formal designations as a way to build credibility early in one’s career and allocate weekly study time and reviews to prepare for the test.

Participants are hired as Assistant Underwriters, and by the end of the program, actively handle work items with their underwriting team.


Read what some recent graduates had to say about the EDGE Program:

The transition from principles of insurance, to applying them to our book of business and the Nautilus risk appetite, to working on live accounts under the supervision of managers was very exciting. The six-month program went by very quickly, and the amount of material we covered is staggering when I reflect on it.
– Steve Smith, AINS // 2021 EDGE Program graduate

There’s no better place to learn about the insurance industry and start your career than with EDGE. Everyone at Nautilus is eager to help the next generation of insurance professionals.
- Will Sayers, AINS // 2021 EDGE Program graduate