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Data Science Apprenticeship 2022


Data Science Apprenticeship 2022


Location: Flexible but will need to travel to Winchester University once a week. Our main hub is based in Whiteley. 

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? 


Are you someone who loves problem-solving and maths, but wants to apply it to something practical? Do you like learning computer programming or want to learn it? Then a Data Science apprenticeship at Zurich could be your ideal job! 


Data science and machine learning (ML) are at the heart of everything we do. Data science not only drives our Netflix and Youtube suggestions and routes our google maps according to traffic; it also helps drive innovation at Zurich. Join us in using state-of-the-art machine learning to bring about better customer experiences. You will be at the forefront of change to future-proof our business for our customers and our people – Are you up for the challenge? 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 3 years, which is just the start of your professional learning with your career at Zurich. The topics you will learn vary from: 

  • Data Science statistical methods and tools 

  • Understanding business problems, and how to solve them with AI and ML 

  • Computer programming in Python and R 

  • Cloud computing 

  • Working on projects as part of a team 


Our Data Science 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? 


You will be part of a fast paced, passionate, and driven team that plays a critical role in transforming Zurich UK by building an environment of data-driven continuous improvement and customer centred digital thinking. Working across the whole of our UK business from Claims to Finance, Engineering to Underwriting – every day is different. You will be responsible for engaging with the business to create strong relationships to lead the identification and implementation of improvement through data and ML, drive our digital agenda and create sustainable change that helps Zurich achieve its overall strategic ambition. 


As part of your role, you will work towards a BSc degree in data science from the University of Winchester, through an apprenticeship programme. Here you will learn the theory behind the techniques you will be using during your apprenticeship, studying over a 3-year period while you work. 


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 annual leave plus an additional 3 volunteering days 

  • Support through a BSc degree apprenticeship in data science 

  • 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 

  • A minimum of 104-112 points at A2 (Grades BCC) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM.  

  • A-level Maths at grade B or above 

  • Commitment to study a level 6 degree level apprenticeship qualification 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Someone who is curious with a growth mindset  

  • Strong skills in relationship building  

  • The ability to work in a team- 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 

  • 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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