Entry opportunities after high school graduation

Graduated from high school - and now what?

Are you now interested in discovering an exciting work environment? At Zurich, we offer you a career start in which your personal strengths and interests are specifically promoted and developed. What counts is you as a person!

What is special about Zurich as a training company?


Graduate positions per year


Stay with us after training


Internships during the program

Launch your career with us

Hear first-hand from our young professionals about what they like about their training.
Which internship program suits you?


You're in the right place in the high school graduates' program if...

... you're ready for your first career step.
... you finally want to gain practical experience to decide on a professional direction.
... you want to get to know the work in a large, international and yet family-oriented company.
... you want to take responsibility and solve your own tasks.
... you're looking for people with whom you can fully develop your potential and be promoted.

Apply now
VEM program

You're in the right place in the VEM program if...

... you're keen to work in the insurance industry.
... you find the mix of a large international company and traditional Swiss industry appealing.
... you feel the need to provide the best advice and experience to customers.
... you can take responsibility and are motivated to work independently.
... you're looking for people with whom you can fully develop your potential and be promoted.

Apply now
Unleash your potential @Zurich Switzerland

Discover your passion for insurance and business! At @Zurich Switzerland, you can fully unleash your potential, regardless of your education or previous experience. Are you interested in the exciting world of insurance? Then you've come to the right place!


Starting a career can be fun: With our 12-month internship program, you will get to know several teams and business areas and you will participate in our internal training. You choose in which two departments you want to do a 6-month internship each. This lays the foundation for your career and a part-time study program at a university of applied sciences. Thanks to our retention program, you can also count on our financial support for your academic career.

Onboarding and Locations

The start of the one-year internship is always in September. First, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with our company, the insurance industry, and other high school graduates. Then we will show you what opportunities you have and you can choose a team for your assignment. You will have your own tasks for which you take responsibility – your team will support you in this. After 6 months, you switch to another department and get to know another area.


Thanks to your internship, you will also participate in exciting training courses on the topics of World of Insurance, Customer Experience, Future of Work, and Lead Yourself. You will attend various mandatory and elective courses and get to know the other high school graduates better. Our internship combines theory and practice so that you can gain authentic insights into working at Zurich and can develop optimally.

Retention program

The best comes last: After the internship year, we support you in finding a permanent part-time position at Zurich and offer you financial support for a continuing part-time study program.

Insurance entry with high school diploma (VEM)

Dive into the exciting and innovative world of insurance with our 18-month internship program. You will have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the industry during three exciting assignments in different areas of the company. Your practical experience is supplemented by a solid school education at the Vocational Training Association of the Insurance Industry (VBV).

Onboarding and Internships

The start of the 18-month VEM is always in September. You will get to know our company and the insurance industry and have the chance to make important contacts. Professionally supervised, you can devote yourself to your own tasks and take responsibility. We will introduce you to your first team, you can choose the next two stations yourself.


With us, you get a mix of face-to-face teaching and self-study. This way, you can deepen your knowledge in different ways, e.g. through case studies or at expert lectures and group work. The classes take place 2 days per month and require about 5 to 10 hours of preparation and follow-up. We pay for the school education. For you, it's free.


At the end of your VEM, you will receive the Young Insurance Professional VBV certificate. The abbreviation VBV stands for a certified degree supported by the Vocational Training Association, which is recognized by the major insurance companies and gives you exam-free access to further follow-up training in the insurance sector.

Have we aroused your interest?

Young Professionals sit around the table and together work on innovative solution.


The 12-month internship program starts in September and is offered at the headquarters in Zurich-Oerlikon.

Our internship positions are usually advertised from spring onwards.

Supervision of high school graduates

Insurance Entry with High School Diploma

The training to become a Young Insurance Professional VBV starts in September and is offered in Western Switzerland.

Our internship positions are usually advertised from spring onwards.

The benefits you can expect

  • Are you under 25? Then we will give you an SBB general subscription. 
  • With us, you are the focus. You have a significant influence on what your internship phases look like.
  • By enrolling you in the retention program, we financially support you with your study goals.
  • Thanks to Flexwork, you can successfully balance your professional and personal requirements.

Arguments for Zurich

We are just as proud of our commitment to sport and culture. For example, we support the Swiss national soccer teams as insurance partner. Sustainability is also important to us and not just on paper.
Young Professional

Maxine Notter​

Digital Content Specialist and certified business professional

"The time as PWA intern is fascinating, instructive and varied. It allows me to get greater insight into different areas."

Young Professional

Joseph Micello​

Market Facing Underwriter and certified Young Insurance Professional

"The great thing about the VEM internship at Zurich Switzerland is that I feel like an equal member of the team."

Young Professional

Simone Steiger​

Specialist Quality Management SOS and certified Young Insurance Professional

"I was able to choose my assignments in the VEM program based on my interests. In the course of the program, my future plans developed in another direction than what I'd previously intended."

Young Professional

Ketevan Bantsadze​

Assistant back office and certified business economist

"The PWA internship is the ideal mixture of school and internship. I appreciate the many options we have in choosing our three assignment locations. I would choose the apprenticeship again."

Young Professional

Maximilian Probst​

Social media work student and certified business economist

"The PWA internship gave me the opportunity to study while working and combine professional experience with theory. As a result, I was able to develop personally and professionally."

Young Professional

Svenja Dübendorfer​

Customer Service Advisor and certified ​ Young Insurance Professional

"In my VEM internship, tolerance, individuality and diversity were important values. This helped me to conclude my training as Young Insurance Professional and become a Customer Service Advisor."

Young Professional

Fatime Rasimoski​

Junior Underwriter and certified Young Insurance Professional

"The VEM internship was an enriching experience for me on the road to becoming a Young Insurance Professional. During my assignments, I was able to take on responsibility and felt well-prepared for my role as junior underwriter."

We're there for you - your contact

You have questions about the entry opportunities for school-leavers?​ Then feel free to send us an e-mail at "young.professionals@zurich.ch". Simone Solenthaler, Young Professionals Specialist, will be happy to advise you.
Young Professionals Specialist

Simone Solenthaler​

Young Professionals Specialist – High School Leaver Courses

"I give our young professionals the confidence to configure their own career."

Young Professionals Specialist

Verena Thum

Young Professionals Specialist - Zurich Trainee Program (ZTP)

"I encourage our Young Professionals to challenge the status quo and try out new things."

Young Professionals Specialist

Tamara Saladin

Program Lead Apprentices

"I not only permit the individuality of our Young Professionals but actually promote it."

Young Professionals Specialist

Claudia Bartholet

Young Professionals Specialist – Apprentices

"Our Young Professionals are unique. My focus is on this uniqueness and I encourage it in them."

Young Professionals Specialist

Meredona Ibrahimi

Young Professionals Specialist – Apprentices

"I accompany our Young Professionals in their individual development and give them the instruments they need."

Young Professionals Specialist

Franziska Pfyl

Young Professionals Specialist – Apprentices

"I'm passionate about supporting our Young Professionals on their development path."

Young Professionals Specialist

Annemarie Manzoni

Young Professionals Specialist – Apprentices

"Providing the Young Professionals with individual support in achieving their targets is my personal goal."

Young Professionals Specialist

Bryan Osorio

Young Professionals Administrator

 "I encourage our young Professionals to develop their skills and talents because they are our innovators and possibly leaders of tomorrow."