Employers 'Unlocking the Potential' of Apprenticeship for White-Collar Jobs

The Hartford welcomed 20 apprentices to its claims operations in May, with plans to bring 200 apprentices aboard by 2020. The Connecticut-based property and casualty insurance company is the latest example of an organization offering on-the-job paid training and mentoring for white-collar positions. Apprentices in the two-year program will become eligible for full-time positions assisting customers in the company's claims centers in Phoenix or Windsor, Conn., after completing 61 credit hours of college coursework and 2,400 hours of paid, on-the-job training.