UFG offers you an award-winning workplace and a trustworthy, financially stable company. While we’ve always known our commitment to employees and financial stewardship, it is good to have others recognize our dedicated efforts. We've been named a Top Workplace for four consecutive years, and included on Forbes’ “America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” every year since 2014. Additionally, UFG is a super-regional property and casualty insurer rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.
We’re looking for an ambitious, career-minded individual with a strong financial aptitude and outstanding people skills for a professional career in Commercial Surety Underwriting.
As a Surety Underwriter Trainee, you’ll learn to produce and underwrite a profitable book of surety business by building and maintaining strong relationships with independent agents.
You’ll use your analytical and decision-making skills to evaluate risk and determine acceptability within company parameters. On-the-job training will help develop your ability to determine acceptability of surety submissions, perform analysis of financial statements, review applications, analyze credit reports, as well as learn to use other sources of investigation.
The training program will also help you work toward a profitable and controlled level of growth by servicing existing business, and meeting or exceeding the department annual goals and objectives. Additionally, you’ll learn to recognize opportunities and make recommendations on existing accounts. Through travel with underwriters, you’ll learn what makes agency visits successful, and well as how to market our commercial surety products to existing and new agents.
Our success is built on a foundation of trust because we know trust matters- not just to our customers and shareholders, but to our employees as well. We’re proud to offer a trustworthy, financially-stable environment that allows our employees to contribute to the success of the company while growing their own careers.
You’ll find that you’re able to see yourself in the big picture from day one. And the big picture at UFG isn’t just about your job. We encourage our employees to develop a work-life balance by taking advantage of our flexible work schedule options. Tuition reimbursement, a wellness program and paid community service hours are just a few of the additional benefits we offer to ensure our employees are happy and healthy at UFG.
In addition to traditional benefits including health insurance, paid time off and a 401(k) plan, these extra work-life balance perks and our positive, team-based culture helped earn us a “Top Workplace” designation for three consecutive years by the Des Moines Register. Our dedication to trust and conservative approach to fiscal responsibility has also earned us a spot on Forbes’ America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies” list for four years in a row.
OUR CORE VALUES
We believe core values are not just what a company stands for, but what our employees’ value. You’ll notice each of our core values is action-oriented and includes the word “our” or “we,” because these are the values our employees embody and choose to live out each day.
Respect: the foundation of our working relationships
Aspire: the passion we feel for our business
Create: the innovative solutions we deliver
Serve: the key to our success