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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

The Actuarial Leadership Development Program (ALDP) is a rotational program designed to develop well-rounded, experienced actuarial managers positioned to become future leaders at Aetna, while producing Fellows of the Society of Actuaries (FSAs).

Program snapshot

  • Possible locations:
    • Hartford, CT
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Overland Park, KS
    • Bethesda, MD
    • Blue Bell, PA
    • Harrisburg, PA
  • Total length: ~6 years
    • Rotation length: 18 months
    • To complete the program, participants must complete a minimum of 4 rotations and successfully obtain their actuarial credentials

Program benefits

Aetna is committed to helping ALDP participants obtain actuarial credentials. We pay for textbooks, review guides, exam fees and review seminars for actuarial exams. We also provide sponsored study times and the support of a strong actuarial community. With all of these tools, we are proud to have consistently above-average pass rates for SOA exams.

The ALDP also offers these developmental opportunities

  • Formal training sessions
  • Opportunities to supervise others
  • Networking opportunities
  • Salary increases upon successful completion of exams
  • Promotional increases and bonuses based on job performance

Preferred qualifications

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher with a focus in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics, economics or related fields
  • Successful completion of at least one actuarial exam
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, creative problem solving, communication and questioning skills
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and initiative
  • Previous actuarial experience a plus

Interested in applying?

Recruitment for full-time positions in the ALDP takes place each fall.

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Financial Leadership Development Program (FLDP)

The FLDP is designed to develop high-potential candidates interested in accelerating their careers in financial management. Participants rotate through key roles within our Finance organization and are provided with tools to develop the leadership and functional skills needed to rapidly advance within Aetna.

Program snapshot

The FLDP offers three, one-year rotations to expose participants to a variety of unique and exciting opportunities within Aetna, while also acquiring a solid understanding of a risk and controls framework.

  • Locations:
    • Hartford, CT
    • Phoenix, AZ
    • Blue Bell, PA
  • Total program length: 3 years
    • Rotation length: 1 year
  • Possible rotations:
    • Controllers or Internal Audit (required for all participants)
    • Business Finance
    • Investor Relations
    • Treasury
    • Tax
    • Corporate Investments

Benefits

The FLDP provides a dynamic, diverse work experience and challenging and rewarding opportunities through its rotational structure. It also offers the following opportunities:

  • Yearly training and immersion program for incoming and current FLDP participants
  • Extensive networking opportunities with senior leaders
  • Strong peer connections and team camaraderie
  • Formal mentors from throughout the company

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be placed in a full-time position to leverage the skills they have learned and fine-tuned throughout the past three years. The FLDP continues to provide professional development opportunities after completion of the program, including the opportunity for top performers to enter programs designed for rapid advancement to financial leadership positions.

Preferred qualifications

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Business degree, financial or accounting-focused
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership potential and initiative
  • Previous intern or co-op work

Interested in applying?

The primary entrance requirement for the FLDP is successful completion of Aetna’s Financial Internship Program during the previous summer. Recruitment for both the internship program and full-time opportunities takes place from August-October, with on-campus interviews at select schools. We also accept applications through our online portal below during recruitment periods. Most applicants can expect a decision by the end of November for a start date in June.

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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 begins annually in June 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.

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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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IT Leadership Development Program (IT LDP)

2018 Information Technology Leadership Development Program

The Information Technology Leadership Development Program (IT LDP) provides the premier entry point into Aetna’s Information Technology career pipeline. This two-year rotational program will accelerate the development of key competencies through enterprise-wide work experience and extensive training opportunities. Program participants handle a series of challenging projects and technical assignments.

What types of rotations are available?

Durations and locations of the rotations may vary; the overall program lasts two years. Rotations may include assignments in the following disciplines:

  • Information security and architecture
  • Project and program management
  • IT Architecture
  • Infrastructure, networking or engineering
  • Software testing
  • Essential and hand-picked projects

What happens after the program?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will transition into a full-time role in one of the following areas:

Program Delivery and Testing: Hartford, CT; Scottsdale, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Plymouth/Minneapolis, MN; Amherst, NY

Program Delivery and Testing is closely aligned with our businesses and Affiliate partners in providing solutions, production support and testing functions for the information technology deliverables supporting Aetna’s businesses.

Enterprise Architecture: Blue Bell, PA or Hartford, CT

Enterprise Architecture integrates business processes, governing principles, information systems and technologies. The goal is to build a long-term vision and foundation for execution that is reflective of Aetna’s Enterprise Strategy and Operating Model.

Global Information Security: Phoenix, AZ or Cranberry, PA

Global Security aims to be recognized for world-class capabilities in information security risk management. These capabilities are integrated with innovative products and services that fundamentally change health care.

Digital: Hartford, CT

The Digital Program Delivery Organization delivers technology solutions and integrations in support of the Digital Transformation program. The organization develops the digital technology foundation, environments, and integration patterns in support of the next-generation user experience strategy. The organization also manages end-to-end delivery across the Enterprise Architecture, Development, Infrastructure and Digital Assurance teams.

Preferred qualifications

  • Early-in-career people who have a passion for IT
  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related major (MIS, Computer Science or similar)
  • Previous co-op/intern experience in a related discipline (strongly preferred)
  • Ability to quickly adapt to challenging situations
  • Drive for success in a fast-paced environment
  • Determination to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong communication, analytical, results-oriented, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • GPA of at least 3.3
  • Must be willing to relocate nationally for rotations

When does the program begin?

The first day of our 2018 program is June 11.

Additional Job Information

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

We care about each other, 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 & 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.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

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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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E. E. Cammack Group School Sales Development Program

Group School is a sales leadership development program that gives participants a chance to join a company leading the way in health care reform. The program started in 1924 and continues to prepare recent college graduates, as well as established professionals, for various sales roles throughout the organization.

Today, alumni hold high-profile positions at Aetna and other leading companies within the health care industry. In sales, our goal is to meet customer needs, while helping people make better decisions about their health and health care spending.

Program snapshot

Group School is a year-long development program with US and international placements available. Program participants start their journey in Hartford, CT, for the first six to eight weeks of training. They then move to regional sales offices for additional on-the-job training. Group School offers participants opportunities in various business segments, and they go through various learning tracks:

  • Aetna and industry knowledge
  • Technical training, including:
    • Aetna’s products
    • Underwriting practices
  • Soft skills training:
    • Presentations training
    • Consultative solutions
    • Negotiations training

Program benefits

It is critical to learn from successful sales leaders and subject matter experts. Our program offers extensive networking, mentoring and coaching opportunities. And its structured learning approach includes classroom-based and hands-on training in these areas:

  • Sales training and acumen
  • Leadership training
  • Insurance history
  • Presentation and selling skills
  • Product overview and technological capabilities
  • Underwriting and financial concepts

Preferred qualifications

  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Willingness to travel and/or relocate
  • Previous sales/co-op work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Good communication skills — verbal, written and presentation
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong business relationships
  • Time and workload management
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sales majors/certification a plus but not required

Interested in applying?

Recruitment for the E.E. Cammack Group School takes place from late fall/winter, and most applicants can expect a final decision by April for an early summer start date.

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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
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