Get The EDGE!

Nautilus’ six-month paid program will give you the edge you need to start your underwriting career.


Nautilus Insurance Group’s EDGE program is your gateway to success in launching a rewarding career in the world of insurance!


The EDGE (Educate. Develop. Grow. Engage.) 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 participants with a unique, six-month opportunity dedicated to learning insurance and the art of underwriting. You 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 your underwriting team. You’ll learn to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills as you underwrite submissions and manage work items.


While in the EDGE program, you can attain the Associate in Insurance (AINS) designation from The Institutes. Formal designations are a valuable way to build credibility early in your career, which is why we allocate weekly study time and reviews to prepare for the test.


Trainees who successfully complete the program are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to excel as Assistant Underwriters and transition out of training to actively handle professional work as part of their underwriting team. Watch this video to see what some recent EDGE graduates have to say about the program.


The EDGE program kicks off every June at our home office in Scottsdale, Arizona, a vibrant location rich in culture, food experiences, natural beauty, and unparalleled outdoor adventure opportunities.


Are you ready to get the EDGE? Click the button at the bottom of this page to start your application.

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What Recent Graduates Had To Say

Steve Smith

"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

Sam Antonello

“The EDGE program is the premier place to begin a career in underwriting. The core skills and knowledge they provided me will stay with me my entire career, as they doubtless will for anyone who goes through the program. In addition, I cannot understate how phenomenal the trainers are. Their dedication to seeing you learn and grow is incredible – a dedication that you’ll find reflected in everyone at Nautilus.”


Sam Antonello
2022 EDGE Program graduate

Christa Markley

“So thankful to have had the opportunity to learn underwriting at Nautilus through the EDGE program. I came into the program with no insurance experience and came out with more knowledge and real-world experience than I even imagined. Truly an incredible program!”


Christa Markley
2022 EDGE Program graduate

Jacob Mohn

“The Nautilus EDGE program was very thorough and really challenges you to start thinking like an underwriter. From starting with the basics to working your way up to performing real job functions, you will gain the skills to excel at the AU role and beyond.”


Jacob Mohn, AINS, API, AIC
2022 EDGE Program graduate

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