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Zurich GI Apprenticeship

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Zurich Ireland Apprenticeship

 

 

The Zurich Apprenticeship is a unique opportunity to enter into the fast paced, varied and exciting world of Insurance with a leading provider in the industry. Based in our Centre of Excellence in Co. Wexford, this 3 year earn and learn programme will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to become a valuable contributor to the success of our business while developing your own rewarding career as an Insurance Professional. Graduating apprentices will gain a Level 8 honours degree - the BA (Hons) in Insurance Practice from I.T. Sligo. 

 

 

As a Zurich Apprentice you will have responsibility for . . .

 

  • Providing excellent customer service to our customers (primarily over the phone - delivering excellent customer service to customers and brokers)
  • Responding to customer or broker queries in an efficiently and timely manner
  • Organising information to support filing, data entry, ensuring records are maintained and accurate
  • Building relationships in the team to ensure a positive culture and friendly environment
  • Working with others to achieve the overall goals - being a team player during tasks
  • Being responsible for your own personal development
  • Completing your own training to achieve results
  • Ensuring the tasks you do are compliant with company risk and compliance policies
  • Undertaking a variety of tasks - that may change regularly

 

 

We are interested in you if you . . . 

 

  • are a highly motivated individual with energy and drive to succeed
  • are a self-starter and can demonstrate initiative
  • can demonstrate an enthusiastic, positive and friendly attitude
  • are interested in delivering great customer service
  • can demonstrate that you are a good team player
  • can build and maintain relationships with others
  • can demonstrate integrity in the work you undertake
  • are interested in learning and developing
  • can demonstrate attention to detail in your work
  • are resilient to change and can demonstrate flexibility in how you approach work
  • have an curious mind and enjoy asking questions to learn

 

 

You are you eligible to apply. .  .

 

1. Leaving Certificate Requirements:

 

Prior to 2017

  • A minimum of 4 grade Ds at Ordinary Level and 2 Grade C3 at Higher Level
  • Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish
  • An E grade in Higher Level Mathematics, a D3 grade in Ordinary Mathematics or a B2 in Foundation Mathematics or higher is a minimum entry requirement
  • A minimum of 140 points is required for entry to all Level 8 courses

 

2017 onwards

  • A minimum of 4 grades O6/H7 and 2 grade H5 or higher Leaving Certificate subjects
  • Leaving Certificate subjects must include Mathematics and English or Irish
  • With English or Irish with O6/H7 and Mathematics with F2/O6/H7
  • A minimum of 140 points is required for entry to all Level 8 courses

 

or

 

2. For students who are over 23 on January 1st of the year of entry, interviews and other selection tools will be used to assess suitability, replacing the minimum requirements above.

 

3. Learners who have a full FETAC level 5 qualification will also be eligible to join the programme.

 

 

What is the application process?


There are 3 stages of the application process (you will be notified after each stage if you are successful to move to the next one)

 

  1. Submit your CV by 7th May 2021.
  2. If you are successful in passing the first stage of screening an online assessment and an online Competency Based Interview will be sent to you and must be completed by 1st June 2021.
  3. If successful in your online interview, you will be invited to attend a Virtual Assessment Centre on Friday 18th June.

 

The virtual assessment centre will run over a half day and will consist of 3 parts:

Part 1: Group Exercise where we will assess your team-work skills, motivation and communication
Part 2: A presentation given to 2 hiring managers. Topic and further information will be provided in advance of the assessment
Part 3: Competency based interview with 2 hiring managers.

 

 

Who we are

 

Zurich is one Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.

Zurich is a strong brand, Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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