Apprenticeship

More than just an apprenticeship

Would you like to learn more than just any old profession? Are you a digital native? Are you interested in modern communication channels and do you enjoy meeting different kinds of people? Then join us for an apprenticeship in business administration – we’ll offer you insights into a variety of areas. One of them is bound to hold your dream job.

55
apprenticeships a year
80%
of apprentices are permanently employed by us upon completion
98%
of Zurich apprentices pass the qualification process

Your apprenticeship with us

  • Regardless of whether you have an M, E or a B profile, we are interested in all applicants – from talented linguists to whizzes with numbers.
  • From marketing to mathematics – in various deployments you will get to know the full diversity of the world of insurance.
  • Regardless of where you live – we are represented in around 50 locations throughout Switzerland. One of these is sure to be close to you.
  • From the shareholders' meeting to the apprentices’ day out – our events add little spice to the daily routine of your apprenticeship.
  • The support doesn’t end with the apprenticeship, and as a permanent employee you might choose, for example, to take a secondment abroad at Zurich in Ireland.
  • With our internal training we make you a professional and prepare you optimally for the final exams.
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Your entry into working life – we get you ready for success

Zurich offers a great apprenticeship with lots of exciting encounters and practical insights. You will initially get an induction over several days at the Swiss headquarters in Zurich Oerlikon, so that you can settle in and get to know other apprentices. Following this, we will provide you with the right mix of theory and practice. Everything you learn at the vocational college and in courses can be applied directly in the workplace.

What else we offer you

  • Extra mile required: Good performance at vocational college and within the company will be financially rewarded.
  • Relaxation guaranteed: 28 days of vacation a year
  • Eat for less: Zurich will reimburse you a monthly flat-rate sum for meals, or you can eat in the low-cost staff cafeteria
  • We work in the digital world: You will get to know Zurich using digital study methods.
  • Zurich promotes language-learning: Those opting to study a language abroad will be reimbursed 50% of the costs of a host family and language classes.
  • We help with your mobility: And if you’re under 25, you’ll even get a GA travelcard for free.
  • Low-cost learning: Zurich pays a contribution for text books and study materials.

With us you are in good hands

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will have one personal contact from Human Resources to provide you with support. This person will be responsible for the quality and organization of your apprenticeship. In the workplace a practical trainer teaches you the specialist knowledge and methodology you need for your day-to-day work.

Info events and trials

Information afternoon 

Are you currently in your last year of high school and do you want to find out more about Zurich and the role of business administrator? Then come to an information afternoon in Zurich Oerlikon in the spring: Each of these afternoons lasts from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. and involves a presentation about the exciting apprenticeships at our company.
Register from mid-February onwards using our registration form. We will then confirm your registration via e-mail.

Trial apprenticeship

If you’re not able to participate in an information afternoon, then simply ask a general agency about a trial apprenticeship. The locations and addresses of the general agencies can be found on our website under “Contact”.

Startsmart.tv

Are you already keen to get first-hand information? On startsmart.tv you can find articles by current and former apprentices. Then you will see the kind of tasks entrusted to our apprentices.

Apply

Apply for an apprenticeship online via GATEWAY from August. Do you not yet have a GATEWAY profile? You can register here. We look forward to receiving your completed application documents.

  • Cover letter 
  • Résumé 
  • Certificates (all senior high school certificates) 
  • Multicheck / Stellwerk 8 (if available) 
  • Any diplomas, sample school reports

 

Tips for applicants

Here are a few tips to enable you to present yourself to us to your best advantage. 

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