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Operations and IT Degree Apprenticeship 2022 - Swindon


Operations & IT Degree Apprenticeship 2022 


Location: Swindon 

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 Operations and IT Degree Apprenticeship is a great opportunity for someone who would like to start a career with one of the world’s most successful insurance companies. You’ll be able to earn and learn in an apprenticeship role that will give you a job with real responsibility from day one, whilst studying for a fully funded degree.  


What can I look forward to? 


As an Operations and IT Apprentice you will have the opportunity to rotate across several key functions across Operations and IT which include Dev Ops, Data, Innovation Foundry, Continuous Improvement & Automation and Service Management. This will help you understand the way our business operates and will help build your portfolio of technical and business skills. On your final rotation you will be given an opportunity to specialise in your preferred function. You will be supported and challenged throughout the program whilst working on a number of projects and initiatives ensuring you put the customer at the heart of all we do, embed the Zurich culture and set you on your way to a successful career with us. 


Alongside work you will complete a Level 6 BSc Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will take 36 months plus an End Point Assessment. 


What’s in it for you? 


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

  • £18,000 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  

  • Minimum of 3 A Levels at A*- C (or equivalent) 

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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Ability to build strong working relationships  

  • 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 ability to handle varying workloads and pressures 

  • Appetite to work and study for a degree qualification at the same time - we are investing in you, are you willing to invest in yourself? 


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.   


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



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