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Insurance ZM Birmingham Apprenticeship 2022


Insurance Apprenticeship 2022 (ZM) 


Location: Birmingham  

Start Date: September 2022 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 20 February 2022



We’re the #1 best place to work in the insurance industry!

We’re delighted to have been awarded a Glassdoor Employees' Choice award, recognising us in the top 20 UK’s Best Places to Work in 2022 and the only UK insurer to make the list. The Employee’s Choice award recognises employers that shine brightest according to those who know a company best – the employees.


Are you ready to create a brighter future? 


At Zurich our brand purpose is exactly that, to create a brighter future together for our customers, our partners, employees and the planet. It’s a promise that for our customers we will put their needs at the heart of everything we do, for our employees lets grow and develop together, for our partners - lets collaborate together to create mutual value and for the planet, lets drive positive impact by integrating our sustainability work into how we do business. We put the customer at the heart of everything that we do, and we need like-minded people to join us on our journey.  


Our apprenticeship programme runs for 18 months which is just the start of your professional learning with your career at Zurich. The topics you will learn vary from: 

  • Customer Service Skills 

  • Understanding the Insurance Market 


Our Underwriting Apprenticeship is a great opportunity for someone who would like to start a career with one of the world’s most successful insurance companies.  


What can I look forward to? 


Zurich Municipal is a direct dealing commercial business, dedicated to the public and voluntary sector for example servicing schools, charities and local governments.  Working in the Underwriting area of our business you will support in delivering a first-class service to our customers. We have direct contact with our customers and are responsible for maintaining a profitable book of Public Sector business whilst supporting customers in managing the ever-changing risks they face. 


In Underwriting you will be supporting in areas such as risk selection, pricing, document preparation and general customer service. 


Our apprenticeships cater for a variety of different skillsets and interests, and you’ll receive all the training, support, and opportunities you need to set you on your way to a successful career with us. 


What’s in it for you? 


As well as joining a company that is passionate about sustainability and our customers, you can expect: 

  • £17,500 starting salary 

  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days 

  • Private medical cover 

  • 12% company pension contribution 

  • Annual company bonus 

  • Discounted gym membership 

  • Discounted gadget insurance 

  • Discounted technology offers 


In return you’ll be joining a business where creating a brighter, more sustainable future underpins all that we do here in Zurich. We’re also passionate about diversity and inclusion, which we have won numerous awards for. We want our people to bring the whole of themselves to work and everybody is made to feel welcome, regardless of their background, beliefs or culture. 


What you’ll need: 

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 including Maths and English  

  • Commitment to study a level 3 apprenticeship qualification 

  • A professional attitude with a positive ‘can do’ approach to your work 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 

  • The ability to work in a team and build strong working relationships- you will need to work with other departments and consult with others, teamwork is key to our success to keep all the moving parts turning 

  • Effective personal planning and organisation- it can get quite busy at times so you will need to be organised. Customers rely on us, so we need to be good at managing ours, and their time 

  • The talent to deliver excellent customer service- The customer is at the heart of everything we do. We need you to live and breathe this ethos 


Here, you’ll have every opportunity to use your drive and enthusiasm to innovate the future of Zurich where different opinions are valued, personal needs are respected, and opportunity is equal for all.   


We are unable to progress your application if you don't meet our criteria due the requirements of our apprenticeship providers. We are unable to provide sponsorship if you don't already have the right to work upon application.


So, make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. 


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