UK Insurance Internships | Careers | Zurich Insurance in the UK


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Forget any preconceptions you have about the insurance industry and internships in general. An intern role with Zurich gives you a real job, with real responsibility, and is all about finding interns with potential and showing them how a global insurer works from the inside. You’ll take part in a number of development activities, which will help you build tailored skills to grow throughout your time with us. You will also have the opportunity to meet and present to senior leaders. Alongside this, you’ll receive support from a dedicated buddy who will help you throughout your placement.

Our programmes are designed for interns who have the passion, drive and enthusiasm to innovate the future of Zurich.

The programmes start in the summer of 2019 and will last for 10 weeks.

Our Intern Programmes are currently closed to new applications.

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Why Zurich

We have a strong reputation for developing the best talent into future leaders. That starts through our intern programme, and with senior managers having a keen interest in your development, you know you’ll be learning from the very best in the industry.

The opportunities are a great way of gaining experience in our multinational company and finding out first hand if this is the career for you. An internship at Zurich will look fantastic on your CV and given hard work and commitment, can help to open doors in one of the world’s largest insurers.

Intern opportunities

We have opportunities for internships across a number of our key business areas, all schemes run for 10 weeks across the summer of 2019. Likely start will be mid-late June.

Our 2019 internship roles have been carefully designed to provide you with development and training opportunities so that you can build up a strong understanding of our culture and how we serve our customers.

Successful completion of your internship could lead to you being offered a place on one of our graduate programmes starting in 2020. Don't hesitate to apply as we will review all applications on a first come first served basis.

UK Internship Programmes

Our Internship roles are now open for application, select from the below to find out more about our programmes:

What you'll need

  • Be in your penultimate year of undergraduate study and predicted minimum 2:1 degree (or the equivalent)

  • Actuarial interns 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/9 - C/4 grade in Maths and English GCSE

  • Flexibility on location as some of our business functions require you to work in different sites


  • Pro-rata competitive salary

  • Four days' holiday

  • Support from a dedicated buddy

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 internship, 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.