The diversity of Zurich’s portfolio, both geographically and by line of business, is key to their strategy. They offer a comprehensive range of general and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, commercial enterprises, mid-sized and large corporations and multinational companies. The company headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland, and they employ approximately 58,000 people serving customers in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1872, we have looked forward and outward since our very earliest days, when we were the first insurer in Switzerland to offer global insurance programs. Over the years, we have spread our reach and now have a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets.
Working with Zurich At Zurich, our approach to what we do is all about sharing goals, pulling in the same direction and working together to achieve collective success. To do that, we’ve worked hard to introduce a consistent, shared culture – and that’s what makes us different from our competitors. Our culture involves a set of values and ‘behaviours’ that we apply to everything we do, which will hopefully encourage people to buy our products and services. Our culture involves us being: fast moving – we take decisions promptly, keep it simple, display courage, stay ahead of the game customer-centric – we relentlessly pursue true customer understanding, create win/win outcomes, encourage and reward behaviour that reinforces customer focus, live our brand value results driven – we’re never satisfied, focus on continuous growth, welcome accountability and delegate authority, behave as if Zurich is our company, recognise and reward achievements rather than activity innovative – we look to build on others’ ideas, learn and bounce back from failure, challenge the norm, recognise that innovation has many shapes and sizes, reward risk-takers engaging – we listen and respond to other Zurich employees, use feedback and coaching effectively, look beyond the obvious contributors, share information. Join Zurich, and it will be up to you to turn these words into actions, helping us become true leaders in our markets. Programmes we offer: At Zurich Financial Services, they offer the choice between two types of programmes: The two year UK Graduate Development Programme takes care of your technical, personal and professional development. Within your chosen functional area you will rotate across different teams to broaden your understanding of the business. You'll receive both technical training on the job and as part of your study towards a professional qualification, as well as take part in centrally organised graduate development events. There are opportunities available in: Marketing Finance Life & Pension Insurance Actuarial Sales & Distribution, Underwriting Zurich Private Clients Business Change & IT Operations and Construction/Property Investor Unit As part of the 44-week Global Associate Programme you will undergo an intensive classroom learning and personal mentoring programme. You will start with a month-long induction in Zurich/Switzerland, and go on to complete rotational assignments at national and international level. It will enable you to gain a broad and in-depth understanding of how a successful insurance company operates. Upon completion of the programme, you are expected to continue your development within the functional area, however the opportunities, including at global levels, are endless! Internships: In some countries Zurich offers internships to help you get a first foot on the ladder to insurance success. You work on projects with real-world applications, with the purpose of coming up with fresh ideas. You'll be able to access some of the most valued and comprehensive industry training you'll find anywhere in the world. If you decide to make it with Zurich, our brand will add serious weight to your resume/CV. To find out more about internship opportunities, please contact Zurich in your location. How to Apply: http://www.zurich.co.uk/graduates/apply/apply.htm Benefits Recruiting the very best talent means offering a benefits package that’s up there with the very best. And that’s what we can offer you. Join us, and we’ll pay you a salary matching your talents and position and reward you for outstanding performance. We’ll also offer you a benefits package that includes a competitive pension scheme, life assurance and medical cover, making financial insecurity a thing of the past. And the best thing about the benefits package is that it will be unique to you. Because it’s flexible, you can change it depending on what you need. Some of the benefits on offer include: Competitive pension scheme Private medical cover for you and your family Childcare vouchers Incentive scheme including an annual performance bonus Up to 30 days holiday a year Company sick pay Car parking Private dental cover Insurance discounts Retail vouchers
Welcoming new talent: Seeing people develop and grow to fulfil their true potential is one of the most rewarding of management experiences. Zurich is a people business, employing a variety of different talents across a range of different roles, all with one common aim – to make Zurich successful. At Zurich we look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best. We start by selecting people who demonstrate they have the skills, knowledge and experience to meet the demands of the role. Once on board, we provide an induction into the business to make sure people get the best possible start to their Zurich career. Our performance management programme is designed to encourage high levels of performance and to reward those who succeed. We invest heavily in developing our people and their talent. Personal development plans are just one way of ensuring we treat people as individuals. We provide training and development opportunities through e-learning, classroom training and on the job experiences. This is often complemented by mentoring programmes that utilise the expertise of our senior people. In a truly global company there are numerous possibilities for developing a professional career. Our job openings are posted on our intranet site and we actively look to identify people’s potential to progress using our Talent Book. Whether it is through our Graduate Development Programme or our Futures Programme, our formal development programmes provide talented people with the support, the opportunity and the challenge they need to be successful. These programmes sit alongside a variety of training modules designed to develop the inter-personal, business, leadership and technical skills of our people. Our continuous focus on leadership means that we continue to develop our senior managers by providing ongoing Coaching and programme support based on the needs of the individual. We believe that, for those people with the attitude and ability to succeed, Zurich is a welcome change.
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