Recent graduates

Looking for your first big opportunities ?

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Zurich Insurance Group is the right choice for you if you're well qualified and motivated, and want to take yourself to new heights at the same time as contributing to building a leading global insurance brand. You'd like to work for a company that thinks differently and wants to use your unique talent.

People who:

  • Have a demonstrated track record in their chosen course of study
  • Have taken initiative in gaining work experience as well
  • Have the drive and passion for success
  • Have the self-belief to make it happen
  • Care to make a real difference 
  • Treat others with respect
  • Care and respect the dignity of those we work with and those we serve
  • Believe in equal opportunity, fair evaluations and rewards Based on performance and merit
  • Value our gender, cultural, racial and other diversity
  • Communicate professionally even when we disagree 
You can expect to build on the existing talent you bring to our organization with support from Zurich in the form of development opportunities that meet both your needs and Zurich's including support for professional qualifications. This will help you develop the leadership, technical and business skills required to build your career in a business and environment that provides plenty of challenge.

Some countries have specially developed programs for those who've just finished school. For example, the United Kingdom has a Graduate Development Programme.

In the UK, your potential role could be based at any one of many UK sites, including Birmingham, Cheltenham, Fareham, Farnborough, Leeds, London, and Swindon. Flexibility on location and mobility are essential. All graduates recruited take on a permanent, full-time position from day one. The UK offers opportunities for graduates in a variety of professional careers areas throughout the UK.

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.

Zurich North America: Internship Program

It’s a structured (not rigid) program, where you’ll work alongside talented professionals and handle duties (still no filing) just as if it were a full-time position. Along the way -- May to August -- you will work with your mentor to chart a course for your development and assess your progress. In the end, you’ll come away with a three-month experience you won’t forget, but will want to put on your resume. Please note that summer interns do not receive housing or relocation assistance.

“This was not your average internship. You were doing real work. I always knew that I was exposed to real work throughout my internship, but hearing it from a recruiter was even further proof … My internship has jump started my career!” -- former Zurich intern

To find out more about internship opportunities, please contact Zurich in your country.

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For questions related to Zurich careers, please use the contact form below. For questions not related to Zurich careers, please use the general contact for Corporate Center in Zurich.

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