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Working at Aetna is about more than just doing a job. We have an opportunity to reshape health care for America and across the globe. And we are actively seeking new talent to accomplish this goal. As a Fortune 100 company, we are committed to developing young professionals into future leaders through our early-in-career development programs. These programs offer extensive learning opportunities and other benefits, such as area-specific training and access to a wide network of mentors and professionals.  Select a business area below to learn more about our specific programs.

We are guided by a strong set of core values. As we develop solutions to improve the quality and affordability of health care, we are committed to integrity and excellence. We care about our employees, our customers and our communities. We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard. We look forward to you joining us.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Career Development Programs

Actuarial

Finance

General Management

General Management Development Program (GMDP)

The GMDP is designed to accelerate your career development and build general management skills with meaningful rotations across Aetna’s core businesses.

Program snapshot

The GMDP will begin in June 2017 and provides three, year-and-a-half rotations to allow participants immersive experiences in key areas of Aetna’s business. These business lines are the growth engine for Aetna, fueling the company's investment in the capabilities that will create a simpler, more affordable, and higher quality health care system for employers, providers and consumers.

Locations may include but are not limited to:

  • Hartford, CT
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Blue Bell, PA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Houston, TX

Total program length: 4 ½ years

Rotation length: 1 ½ years

Possible business lines:

  • Government Services
  • Specialty Business
  • Commercial Business

Possible rotation roles:

  • Project Management
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Product Development
  • Network Account Management

Program Benefits

The GMDP offers unprecedented exposure to Aetna’s core businesses through challenging and exciting rotations. Through this program, participants receive the following benefits:

  • Training in, and hands-on learning of, multiple functions that are critical to the success of the business
  • Leadership development resources in addition to rotation-specific training
  • Exposure to senior leadership through networking opportunities
  • Connections to an intimate group of peers within the same GMDP class
  • Mentoring relationships throughout the company

When participants complete the program, they will be placed in full-time positions that align with their strengths, skills they developed throughout the program, and business needs. 

Preferred qualifications

  • Current college students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with an anticipated graduation date before June 2018
  • 3.0+ GPA (preferred)
  • Willingness to relocate based on available locations
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Strong analytical and problem resolution skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrity, the Aetna code of conduct and respect for diversity. 

Interested in applying?

The primary entrance for the GMDP is through the completion of Aetna’s General Management Internship Program for the previous summer. Both programs recruit within the August-December timeframe at a multitude of schools throughout the country. We also accept applications through our online portal.

Apply to the General Management Leadership Development Program

Human Resources

HR Leadership Development Program (HR LDP)

Our Human Resources (HR) Leadership Development program is designed to expose you to various aspects of our business while preparing you for long-term success in our HR organization. 

As an HR Talent Development Associate, you will experience three rotations. Each lasts one year. Working within various HR teams, you will lead and contribute to compelling work and learn from the rotational experience, leaders, coaching, mentoring and networking. 

This three-year journey provides rich exposure to our business and our leaders, and gives you the tools for both short-term and long-term success.

The ideal candidate must be willing to relocate to any office across the country. We seek candidates who have:

  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • A growth mindset 
  • The ability to manage multiple assignments

Who is qualified?

  • This program is designed for early-in-career individuals who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a similar field.
  • A GPA of 3.0+ is desirable.

The Talent Development Associate will be exposed to multiple aspects of our HR organization with opportunities for continued growth and development. The right candidate will have a willingness to learn and contribute to our strategy of better serving members in a rapidly changing health care industry and support our overarching mission of building a healthier world.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape health care for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of health care. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about one another, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Information Technology Leadership Development Program

Information Technology Technical Training Program

IT Technical Training Program (IT TTP)

The IT Technical Training Program is a two-year rotational program that helps participants build a base of technical expertise, leading to accelerated careers in the IT organization. Participants complete the program by following one of several rotational tracks. We developed these tracks to give participants a diverse experience that sets them up for success in a permanent position.

General details

  • Two-year rotational program
  • Rotation length: 6 months, though time may vary by technical track
  • 3.3+ GPA preferred
  • Previous intern/co-op work experience preferred
  • Technical degree required (for example, computer science, management information systems)

Program benefits

  • Technical training
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Networking opportunities

Program qualifications

  • Technical aptitude
  • Understanding of Windows operating systems (Windows 2008/Windows 2012)
  • Security+ certification and/or CCNA and Network+ training a plus
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Rotational opportunities

  • Security engineering
  • Network engineering
  • Hardware engineering
  • Application development and more

The application link for the IT TTP is currently closed. 

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Sales

Underwriting

Underwriting Training Program

Jump-start your career with our Underwriting Training Program

Our Underwriting training program gives you the experience, training and support you need to become a future financial leader at a Fortune 50 company. The program offers a challenging and cooperative environment.

Our Underwriting teams have a history of hard-working employees who will go the extra mile to meet and exceed our customers' needs. This is our key success factor for becoming the leader in providing health and productivity solutions. We help corporate, public and labor customers make better decisions about their medical and group benefits for their valued employees.

Underwriting responsibilities:

  • Providing best in class pricing and risk management
  • Leading the sales and renewal process
  • Supporting and collaborating on customer strategies and solutions
  • Reconciling financial results accurately and timely

Your role and qualifications:

  • Supporting Aetna’s financial and strategic goals through effective underwriting
  • Identifying, evaluating and managing risk to maximize revenue and earnings
  • Exhibiting strong technical, communication and time management skills
  • Managing and analyzing data
  • Working in a collaborative team environment

Advantages of working for Aetna:

  • Fortune 50 health benefits company
  • Dynamic and diverse work environment
  • Multiple lines of business and many career opportunities

Employee benefits:

  • Attractive health and dental package
  • Competitive 401k plan with company match
  • Stock purchase plan and tuition assistance program
  • Onsite fitness center, wellness center and pharmacy
  • Structured training and personal laptops

Apply for the Underwriting Training Program

Apply for the Underwriting Leadership Development Program

Other job
openings

In addition to the above training programs, we encourage recent graduates to review our current listing of job postings and apply for entry-level positions that they are interested in.  Students can apply to entry-level positions.

See our list of job openings

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to apply for a job or during the selection process, please call 1-800-AetnaHR (1-800-238-6247). If you need a qualified interpreter, written information in other formats, translation or other services, call 1-800-558-0860. Equal employment opportunity is the law.

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