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Get your career off to a flying start...

Are you ready to learn, quickly? Do you thrive on responsibility? Will you show us what you can do, if we give you the chance?

A Zurich apprenticeship is an opportunity to be part of a global company that has a real desire to make a difference to our customers, whilst developing new technologies to help them protect what they love most.

If you want to love what you do and you’re looking for a challenging, dynamic work environment with recognition and rewards for your creativity, innovation and determination, start with us.

Our apprenticeships cater for a variety of different skillsets and interests and you’ll receive all the training, support and opportunities you need to set you on your way to a successful career with us.

In return we are looking for apprentices keen to continue learning and developing alongside demonstrating personal responsibility and the desire to make a difference at Zurich and for our customers.

Application process in four simple steps

Have a question?

Check out our FAQ section here

or talk to one of the team:

by email:  earlycareers@zurich.com

by phone: 0203 808 3329

To apply please view our current opportunities below

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Apply online

Complete an online
application form, tell us
a bit more about yourself
and answer some eligibility
questions.

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Online test

Choose between different
approaches to situations at
work in our values based 
assessment, followed by a 
series of ability questions.

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Video interview

Provide recorded video and 
written responses to a series 
of competency and strength 
based interview questions.

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Assessment centre

Meet members of the Zurich team
and current apprentices at the
assessment centre and take part in
an interview and group exercise.

Rewards and benefits

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Types of Apprenticeships and entry requirements

Finance

As a Finance Apprentice you will support the completion and reporting of the financial result. Whilst governance is an important part of the role of Finance we look beyond the numbers and spreadsheets to add value and insight to our customers and stakeholders.

Do you have..?

The key skills you will require for this role include:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Effective personal planning and organisation
  • The know-how to handle varying workloads and pressures
  • Appetite to learn and achieve professional qualifications
  • Strong numeracy skills

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 including Maths and English Language
  • A Levels or equivalent would be advantageous
  • A professional attitude with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work

Actuarial

Working in three specialist areas; Pricing, Reserving and Risk our Actuaries work closely with the business to better understand the financial impacts and risks that our customers and the business face. As an Actuarial Apprentice you’ll be providing actuarial and administrative support. You can expect to be undertaking basic data gathering, analysis and modelling and providing support for a range of actuarial activities, including experience studies, research and model development.

Do you have..?

The key skills you will require for this role include:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Effective personal planning and organisation
  • The know-how to handle varying workloads and pressures
  • Appetite to learn and achieve professional qualifications
  • Strong numeracy and data knowledge skills

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 including Maths and English Language
  • At least 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) from 3 A-level subjects excluding general studies, including minimum B-grade in Mathematics A-Level
  • To be prepared to study towards the ‘Certified Actuarial Analyst’ qualification, certified by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
  • A professional attitude with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work

Compliance

As a Compliance Apprentice you will be responsible for ensuring we meet our customer and regulatory obligations by embedding best practice in processes, systems and controls and going the extra mile to ensure we meet the high expectations of our customers. You can expect to be involved in conducting regular risk assessments, the annual planning cycle and reporting for senior management.

Do you have..?

The key skills you will require for this role include:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Effective personal planning and organisation
  • The know-how to handle varying workloads and pressures
  • Appetite to learn and achieve professional qualifications
  • Strong IT skills, knowledge of Excel preferable
  • Good numeracy and analytical skills
  • Strong desire to investigate uncertainties

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 including Maths and English Language
  • A Levels or equivalent would be advantageous
  • A professional attitude with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work

Insurance

As an Insurance Apprentice you you have the opportunity to work within one of our teams. Our current vacancies are:

Assistant Market Underwriter in Birmingham/Croydon

As an Assistant Market Underwriter Apprentice, you will handle activities within the renewal, quote and new business process for assigned accounts to help underwriters decision making, and ensure policies are issued and recorded on point and on time. You can expect to provide support in the areas of underwriting services, procedures, policy endorsements and policy issuance. You’ll need to interact on a daily basis with underwriters, brokers and customers for your assigned accounts which may include attending external meetings to ensure that all policy details and deadlines are fulfilled.

Claims Handler in Glasgow

Our Claims function is the largest department in our UK business, and it’s critical in ensuring we provide our customers with an efficient, professional and empathetic service. As an Apprentice Claims Handler you’ll deal with a whole range of situations and our customers will look to you to be able to work quickly to provide them support at an often-stressful time.

Do you have..?

The key skills you will require for this role include:

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Effective personal planning and organisation
  • The know-how to handle varying workloads and pressures
  • Appetite to learn and achieve professional qualifications

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 including Maths and English Language
  • A Levels or equivalent would be advantageous
  • A professional attitude with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work

IT Infrastructure

As an IT Infrastructure Technician Apprentice you will play a key role in the operational delivery of IT applications that our business teams use to manage insurance products for our customers. You will work with suppliers supporting our applications, ensuring they deliver to their contracts and any business impact during incidents is minimised. Your support to our wider business will be critical for operational queries and bring our IT projects through transition to go live, helping to identify service improvements that directly benefit our business and customers.

Our apprenticeships cater for a variety of different skillsets and interests and you’ll receive all the training, support and opportunities you need to set you on your way to a successful career with us.

The key skills you will require for this role include:

  • A keen interest in IT outside of structured learning environments.
  • Good communication & teamwork skills.
  • Enthusiasm, personal commitment and self-motivation.
  • An appetite to learn, and achieve professional qualifications.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 including Maths and English
  • A Levels or equivalent would be advantageous
  • A professional attitude with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work

Current opportunities available

IT Infrastructure Apprenticeship

 Insurance Apprenticeship:

 Assistant Market Underwriter

Birmingham

Croydon

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