We launched our apprenticeship scheme in September 2014 across our offices in the UK. This scheme was repeated in 2015 - we took on a further 26 apprentices who are working across multiple disciplines including Underwriting, Financial Administration, Accounting, Tax and Actuarial. Each apprentice has a mentor, who will support them throughout their apprenticeship.
We also offer a Work Skills Programme in our Farnborough office. This scheme provides a tailored work programme for people who have been unemployed for 13 weeks or more. They are provided with a paid, 6-month placement at Zurich with the aim of helping them to get back into employment. The 2015 scheme has led to permanent and extended contracts at Zurich for all of the participants. We also provide 50 work experience placements for year 10-12 students across all our offices.