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Trainee Property Risk Engineer - South-West (Part-Time, Job-Share, Full-Time)


Salary: Up to £33500 depending on experience, plus car, plus allowances


Location: UK, South-West – Home-Based with travel


Closing date for applications: Friday 19th April 2024



The opportunity: 


This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who are looking for a career within Risk Management and wish to join our diverse, passionate, and thought leading ZRS Property Team.


Candidates would ideally have some background in Property Insurance either through working in an Underwriting or Claims operation.


The role is home based and successful candidates would be required to travel to customer sites across their region as part of the role. The role is an essential car user (ECU) position and includes the ECU company car allowance.


We will be running a 3-month training academy for the successful candidates which will provide all the foundational training required to start your career in Risk Engineering.  The start date for the role and the academy program will be September 2023.


This is a fantastically diverse and rewarding role and the successful candidate will be provided with a comprehensive training program as well as ongoing support to ensure they can thrive and support our customers with technical guidance and insight.


Zurich Resilience Solutions is pivotal to supporting our customers and internal stakeholders with market leading risk management solutions which include survey programmes, account management, technical advice and much more.

Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.


What will you be doing?



  • Undertake desktop and on-site assessments in-line with global guidelines as part of risk management survey programmes.
  • Produce bespoke risk assessment and risk improvement reports to a professional standard and delivered to stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Proactively manage the progress and completion of risk improvement actions as part of any customer account management programmes. 
  • Work collaboratively across Risk Engineering, Claims, Underwriting and the wider business.
  • Prioritise individual workload to deliver effectively for our customers in line with global requirements.


What are we looking for?


  • Experience in assessing property risks property (such as fire, flood or security) and the adequacy of controls measures from an underwriting or claims perspective.
  • Awareness of risk management and loss prevention practices for Property and/or Business Interruption risks
  • Relevant professional qualifications such as Cert/Dip CII, TIFireE, Certification in Risk Management
  • Presentation and customer engagement skills with the ability to influence and negotiate with customers
  • Ability to build trusted relationships and promote collaborative teamwork, seeking diverse perspectives from internal and external partners
  • Invested in self-development and the development of others including setting clear and ambitious goals
  • Communicate with clarity, consistency and openness
  • Be proficient with Zurich Resilience Solutions proposition, identify and consult with new and existing stakeholders where opportunities exist to generate additional revenue.


What happens next?



As an inclusive employer we want to ensure that all candidates feel comfortable and are able to perform at their best during the interview. You’ll have the opportunity to let us know of any reasonable adjustment or practical support needed when you apply.



Who we are:


At Zurich we aspire to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world and the best global insurer. Together we’re creating a brighter future for our customers, our people and our planet.


With over 55,000 employees in more than 170 countries, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company who are a long-standing player in the insurance industry.


We’ve made a promise to each other and every employee; to focus on sustainable impact, to care about each other’s wellbeing, to use our diverse expertise to be curious and optimistic and to develop the skills needed for our future.


If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. Be part of something great.



Our Culture:


At Zurich, our sense of community is strong and we’re particularly passionate about diversity and inclusion, which we’ve won numerous awards for. We want our people to bring the whole of themselves to work and ensure everybody is made to feel welcome, regardless of their background, beliefs or culture. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our customers, and so are committed to treating all of our applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their actual or assumed background, disability or any other protected characteristic.


We’ve an environment that places a real importance on our people’s wellbeing from a physical, mental, social and financial perspective. We work with our wellbeing partners and industry experts to provide the best advice and access to a wealth of lifestyle support. We’re also committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.


We’re passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity. Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, is one of the longest-established corporate trusts in the UK. In that time, we’ve awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.


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

The financials
  • 12% defined non-contributory pension scheme.
  • Annual company bonus.
  • Income Protection.
  • Life cover - four times your salary.
Time away
  • 25 days holiday a year plus bank holidays.
  • You can also request to swap UK bank holidays for days off that have cultural or religious significance to you.
  • The option to buy up to an additional 20 days or sell some of your holiday.
  • Three days paid volunteering.
  • Up to 16 weeks' full pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
Your health is important to us
  • Access to Private medical insurance.
  • Virtual GP appointments.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • Free flu jab.
  • Access to a wealth of support from our wellbeing partners.
We're making a difference
  • Creating a brighter, more sustainable future underpins all that we do here in Zurich. We were the first insurer to sign the ‘UN Business Ambition for 1.5˚C’ pledge.
  • Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, has awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.

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