GEICO seeks veterans for unique IT career program

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2018 – GEICO is seeking applicants for its Veteran IT Transition Program.

Military veterans interested in rewarding careers in information technology (IT) are encouraged to apply. The program, based at GEICO headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland, combines 12 months of classroom work, mentoring and real-world experience to transform vets into full-time GEICO IT analysts. Vets are paid and receive benefits during the training process.

Applicants do not need previous tech experience or a college degree. Since the Veteran IT Transition Program launched in 2015, a steady stream of alumni have found rewarding and successful careers in GEICO's award-winning IT department.

"This program has been successful because veterans are results-oriented, adaptable and self-reliant. These are among the skills critical for those seeking a career in IT," GEICO Director of IT Talent Management Ted Robey said.

GEICO's connection to the military dates back to its founding in 1936; back then, the company exclusively offered policies to service members and government employees. The Veteran IT Transition Program is one of the many ways GEICO is keeping that connection strong. The company also offers special discounts for active duty service members and veterans and has a department dedicated to supporting the needs of the military community.

To apply for the program or to learn more, go to https://on.gei.co/ITVets.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO employs more than 43,000 associates countrywide. GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.