Graduates


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

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

Our programmes are designed for graduates who have the drive and enthusiasm to innovate the future of Zurich. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, religion, culture, sexual orientation or mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

Our Graduate Programmes are now open to new applications.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the Graduate Programmes please email:
earlycareers@zurich.com
Call us on: 0203 808 3329
via Whatsapp: 07425 280835

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

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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

To develop our future leaders, we’ve designed a thoughtful three-year programme that recognise your strengths and provides development tailored to you. Our programmes offer you a huge range of exciting and significant roles, comprehensive training, genuine responsibility and personal mentors, to ensure you have the opportunity to stand out in your chosen field.

Training and Development

We don’t expect you to be the finished article on your first day, so we've put together a Graduate Development Programme that runs over three years, with a focus on how to turn your potential into specialist skills and grow your career.

You provide the determination and in return the Graduate Development Programme will give you the building blocks to accelerate your career progression. You will find yourself taking part in everything from business simulations, interactive masterclasses and outdoor experiential learning; all designed to build your skills in a range of stimulating environments.

Throughout the programme you'll have the chance to create a wide-reaching network with other graduates across the UK business. You'll also engage with an Early Career Manager to support you make the most of your opportunities as you develop and grow.

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

You are only eligible to submit one application, so if you are passionate about more than one graduate programme, please contact us to talk this through before applying.

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 112 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 £27,500 for Finance, Business and Change and Technology programmes and £30,500 for the Actuarial programme
  • An annual performance related bonus
  • A full study support package and mentoring
  • 22 days holiday (rising to 25 days after 3 years)
  • Relocation assistance (up to £600 net)
  • Opportunities to complete community and charity work
  • 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.