Graduates | Careers | Zurich Insurance in the UK


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Truly love your future, choose an exciting career and become a future leader.

Set aside your preconceptions about the insurance industry and early career programmes, a role with Zurich gives you a real job, with real responsibility, from day one.

Our Future Leader programmes are all about finding graduates with potential and turning that into a successful and rewarding career with Zurich. We give you the opportunity to experience a variety of areas, which will help you build tailored skills to grow within the company. We’re focused on developing talent to ensure ongoing future success for the organisation.

Our programmes are designed for graduates who are flexible and have the drive and enthusiasm to innovate the future of Zurich. We have a real focus on our people and culture, and a desire to make a difference to our customers and the communities in which we work.

With a supportive and approachable culture, we encourage global collaboration and welcome people from all backgrounds. Our people benefit from rewarding career opportunities, continuous learning and industry-leading development.

All our Programmes are currently closed for new applications.

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If you have any questions about the Graduate Programmes please email:

or call us on: 0203 808 3329

Find out more

Follow our current graduates as they share their Zurich journeys: #ZurichinsUKgrad

When you love something, don't you want to protect it in the best way?

Claire Oakley, on the Business graduate scheme and Tim Ellis, on the Finance graduate scheme talk about their experience with Zurich.

To find out about all of our graduate schemes, as well as watch video profiles from more of our graduates, please select from the list below.

UK Graduate Programmes

Our three-year programmes have been carefully designed to provide you with development and experiences to help you grow into a future leader. Click on the programmes below for more information:

What you'll need

  • A minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) predicted or achieved

  • Actuarial graduates will need a minimum A-grade in Mathematics at A-level and be studying for a numerical degree

  • At least 280 UCAS points (or the equivalent) from 3 A-level subjects excluding general studies

  • A-C grade in Maths and English GCSE

  • Flexibility around location as you could work across a number of our offices in the UK

Rewards and Benefits

At Zurich you’ll be rewarded with benefits that are both competitive and flexible and can be adapted to any stage of your life. You’ll receive a competitive package with added flexible options which allow you to move your holiday up or down, add dental cover, season ticket loans, healthcare cash plans and more.

  • Starting salary of £27,000 for Finance, Business and Change and Technology programmes and £30,000 for the Actuarial programme
  • An annual performance related bonus
  • 22 days annual leave (rising to 25 days after 3 years)
  • A full study support package and mentoring
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Relocation assistance (up to £600 net)
  • Opportunities to complete community and charity work
  • Private medical cover contributions
  • A wide range of retail and insurance discounts for you and your friends and family
  • Flexible benefits – dental cover, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans, buy or sell holiday entitlement and childcare vouchers
  • London weighting allowance

Want to apply?

As you would expect, we have a thorough selection process to ensure we’re able to recruit top talent. Here you’ll find the four stages which we aim to complete within six weeks.

Stage 1: Online application form

Your first step will be to complete an online application form. This gives you the chance to tell us a bit more about yourself and answer some eligibility questions which will help us to check you meet the requirements of the programme.

Stage 2: Online tests

Firstly you complete our values based assessment, where you’ll be asked to choose between different approaches to situations at work. You will need to meet our requirements before progressing through to ability questions which measure your understanding of information presented to you in different formats and assesses your ability to accurately evaluate and interpret data. This will take between 20-30 minutes, so do make sure you clear plenty of time and that the environment you are in is free from distractions.

Stage 3: Video interview

You should allow 40 minutes for the video interview. You will be asked a series of motivational and competency-based questions and asked to provide recorded video and written responses.

You will just have one chance to record your responses so do make sure you prepare by revisiting the details of the programme you have applied for and research our company values and the services and products we provide. You can find out about Zurich Values here.

Stage 4: Assessment centres

During the assessment centre you'll meet members of the Zurich team and current graduates. Our assessment centres include a combination of interactive exercises; an interview, case study and group exercise.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Zurich and to meet various representatives from the business.

Note to all candidates who are interested in applying for more than one business function:

You are only eligible to submit one application, so if you are interested in applying for more than one graduate opportunity, please contact us to talk through this before applying.

Note to all international students:

We accept applications from international candidates. We will be assessing every application on a case-by-case basis. When you apply, please ensure that you are aware of your own employment status as you will be required to provide details.

Make your application

Actuarial Graduate Programme - Now closed for new applications

Finance Graduate Programme - Now closed for new applications

Business Graduate Programme - Now closed for new applications

Change & Technology Graduate Programme - Now closed for new applications