Young Professionals stand around a table and work together to come up with an innovative solution.

University degree - and now from theory to practice?

Would you like to help configure the trends of the insurance sector? We offer you a career start in which your individual strengths and interests are promoted and developed. What counts is you as a person - with your ideas and your curiosity.

What is special about Zurich as an employer?


Trainee positions per year

4 stages

during the 18-month program to discover your strengths


stay with us after the Zurich Trainee Program

Lay the foundation for your future development

Find out what inspires our young talents at Zurich and how they assess their future perspectives.

Your Zurich Trainee Program

Our modular program gives you the option of gathering insights into operational and strategic roles within our business model and discovering your strengths in the course of 18 months. You can expect meaningful work and real responsibility, which will help you to grow in your career.

Phase 1 – Onboarding in your specialist area

In September, we will welcome you with the ZTP Welcome Week at Zurich Switzerland. You will get to know our company and the industry and make initial contacts with other trainees. Your individual learning journey in your selected specialist area will then begin. Professionally supervised, you will assume responsibility for your own tasks and get to know important interfaces in the company. You can engage in exchanges on your new impressions and insights with the other trainees at community events. This creates space for the creation of genuine friendships.

​ Phase 2 – Stages in operational and distribution-related roles

Apart from your selected specialist area, you can get to know other areas. Several stages in operational and distribution-related roles form the basis for your broadly-based training. You assume responsibility for insurance activities and acquire an understanding for the strategic concerns of Zurich Switzerland and the diversity of our services and products. As the "CEO of your career", you have a share in deciding what stages are most valuable for you.

​ Phase 3 – Stage in a strategic-conceptional role

The Zurich Trainee Program is designed to enable you to grow professionally and personally and further develop your skills. This is why you get to know strategic-conceptional roles in the third phase and can gather experience in implementing strategic initiatives and in interdepartmental cooperation. A mix of mandatory and elective courses in the four subject areas - World of Insurance, Customer Experience, Future of Work and Lead Yourself - ensure you control the direction of your personal development journey.

​ Phase 4 – Specialization

During the specialization phase, you develop expertise in the corresponding department. You have the opportunity to assume specialist responsibility and cooperate in projects. In this final phase, we also review what options exist for a permanent position in which you can contribute your passion and strengths and develop further. During the entire program, there is a mentor at your side, who supports you in important decisions.

Would you like to join our team?

Now all that's missing is your application! You will find the detailed job advertisement on Zurich’s job portal from February/March. We look forward to your online application - also without application letter.
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The benefits you can expect

  • At Zurich, you determine what stages you complete and what topics you would like to specialize in.
  • We focus on your development. You determine the course of your personal development journey with mandatory and elective courses.
  • We are committed to a modern working environment: Thanks to flextime, you can successfully reconcile your professional and personal requirements.
  • We help with your mobility. In addition, you can make use of our sports and well-being offers for employees.

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.

This is what our Young Professionals say

Young Professional

Dominic Brügger

Innovation Consultant and ZTP graduate 2021​

"At Zurich, I appreciate the open culture, the constant (further-) development of employees and focus on sustainability."

Young Professional

Skaiste Vainutyte

Physical Injury Specialist and ZTP graduate 2021

"In my roles as project manager and physical injury specialist, I can expand my specialist knowledge and accompany innovative projects."

Young Professional

Carina Gstöhl

Strategic Assistant and ZTP graduate 2022

"What I greatly appreciated about the trainee program was that I could have a share in company development and assume responsibility."

We're there for you - your contact

​Do you have questions about entry-level opportunities during studies or the Zurich Trainee Program? Then feel free to send us an e-mail at "". Verena Thum, Young Professional Specialist, will be happy to advise you.
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

Simone Solenthaler​

Young Professionals Specialist – High School Leaver Courses

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

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

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."