TPG Ignite2017-11-13T16:26:30+00:00

Ignite is a leadership development program providing the opportunity to join one of the largest privately-held insurance and financial advisory firms in the Pacific Northwest.

Ignite lays the foundation for an awesome career! If you’re looking for a career path that’s economically relevant, intellectually challenging, and financially rewarding with leadership opportunities, then you must check out Ignite!


Ignite leadership development program is located at our corporate headquarters in Portland, OR. Training provides access to industry leaders and subject matter experts. Our program offers regular full-time employment day-one, benefits, extensive networking, mentoring, and coaching opportunities, as well as a structured learning approach that includes 6-8 weeks of classroom-based and hands-on training in the following areas:

  • The Partners Group and insurance industry knowledge
  • Product overview and technological capabilities
  • Presentation skills training
  • Business development skills
  • Leadership and advisory skills

But wait, there's more! All Ignite graduates continue with The Partners Group full-time within one of our growing divisions. 


The Partners Group is an independent insurance and financial advisory firm serving individuals and employers. We make a difference by promoting health, protecting wealth, and delivering peace of mind.

As an Employer of Choice, The Partners Group is committed to providing a culture where employees are recognized and rewarded for their contributions and provided opportunities to grow professionally and personally. Just take a look at our 7 Aspirations defining how we treat each other, our customers and our industry partners: Employer of Choice, Delighted Clients, Growth, Profitability, Systems Excellence, Community Leadership, and Market Leader.

At The Partners Group, people are our greatest asset. That's why we've decided to invest in the next generation of college graduates seeking professional development and placement in a rewarding career path. 


A career in the insurance and financial services industry allows you the opportunity to collaborate with many well-known brands and interact with their leaders. The Partners Group serves various industries including education, advertising, technology and non-profit organizations. We evaluate the unique challenges our clients face and collaborate closely with our partners to find "The Right Fit" for both employers and individuals

If you are right for us and we are right for you, we will connect you with some of the brightest brains in our industry and with a group of other like-minded college graduates who are motivated to make a difference.


  • 3.0+ GPA
  • Willingness to work from our Portland, OR or Bellevue, WA office
  • Previous sales, service or administrative work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Strong communication skills: verbal, written and presentation
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong business relationships
  • Time and workload management skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Sales, business or finance majors/certifications are a plus, but not required
  • Professional and HR designations such as CEBS, CLU, PHR, or SPHR helpful, but not required
  • Ability to obtain Life & Health insurance license within 3 months of regular job placement
  • Ability to operate a computer and working knowledge of Microsoft programs (i.e. XLS, PPT, Word)
Power up your career

Send your resume and cover letter outlining your college activities & involvement, along with your career goals and aspirations to


Keaton Alexander 
University of Portland, 17' 
Sales & Marketing Specialist 
"Ignite invested in my aspirations upfront. After weeks of training, mentorship, and engaging with every member of The Partners Group I was placed in a role that suits my interests and career goals. Ignite prepared me to embrace the challenges that come with building a career."  


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Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of The Partners Group serves the employee benefit needs of over 500 West Coast employers, with offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend, OR; Bellevue, WA; and Bozeman MT. Our benefits consulting team specializes in providing a highly-consultative approach coupled with problem-solving wellness analytics, to help employers reduce healthcare costs, improve employee health, and create long-term health plan stability.

Business Consulting

The Business Consulting Division of The Partners Group is dedicated to consulting with healthcare systems and jumbo employers to manage the health and well being of their employees, families, and communities. Our focus is to provide an innovative, solution-oriented service that capitalizes on data to pinpoint potential problems. Whether it be uncovering potential sources of escalating healthcare costs, or other anomalies in data, this service provides endless, problem-solving advantages to a variety of industries.

Commercial Insurance

The Partners Group Commercial Insurance Division manages the business risks for hundreds of employers. We provide an unmatched depth and breadth in commercial insurance and risk management services combined with extraordinary people who possess an unusual ability to connect on a personal level. We work hard to understand the unique risks and exposures of your business, and identify the solutions to provide the right coverage for the right price. As an independent company The Partners Group can tailor solutions to work specifically for you, even creating new policies and programs, if that’s what you need.

Private Client Services

The Partners Group Private Client Services Division advises business owners and high income shareholder groups comprising just over 3,200 successful individuals, families and medical professionals on investment services, retirement planning, and personal insurance. We’ve been in business for over 30 years as a privately held company based in the Northwest, and we’re here to stay. Additionally, we are not tied to products and plans. We provide various platforms and a multitude of options to fit your needs, which can change over time as your life changes. When you work with TPG Private Client Services, you’re dealing with the shareholders of this firm, and we are honored to play a role your life, your family’s lives, and your next generation’s lives.