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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.

Check back here for details of our 2019 graduate opportunities. Our roles will be available to apply for from October.

Contact us

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:

Social ambassadors

If you would like to discuss career opportunities at Zurich, with any of our social ambassadors, please feel free to contact them directly on the following social media platforms:

Name Social Media channel Social Media handle

 Umair Sheriff

LinkedIn  Umair Sheriff
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Rose Sutton

LinkedIn Rose Sutton 
Twitter  @RoseSutton212

Amrin Patel

LinkedIn   Amrin Patel

Nicholas Pritchard

 Twitter  @NPritchardGrad
Nicholas Pritchard

Renita Furtado

  Twitter  @renitafurtado2
 LinkedIn  Renita Furtado

 Rose  Amrin  Nick  Renita
Umair Sheriff
Finance Graduate Programme

Rose Sutton
Business Management Graduate Programme

Amrin Patel
Actuarial Graduate Programme

Nicholas Pritchard
Business Management Graduate Programme

Renita Furtado
Change and Technology Graduate Programme

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 received a competitive package with excellent lifestyle benefits which includes discounted gym membership, 22 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days, discounted gadget insurance, full private medical cover, discounted technology offers, 12% pension and much 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 interviews

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.