Our Early Joiners programmes

Each year, the [email protected] programme provides entry positions for around 50 university graduates who have little or no work experience. It offers an excellent opportunity for young talents to discover the exciting world of a leading global re/insurer.

Over a period of 18 months, the graduates receive on-the-job training in their respective functions. They also attend a number of classroom-based training sessions which are specifically designed for the programme and focus on Swiss Re’s core business areas. At the end of 2014, there were about 320 employees who had either completed the programme since its launch in 2007 or were participating in it. They are employed across many different functions and regions.

Swiss Re also offers around 65 internship positions in Europe, India and the US each year. The [email protected] programme is mainly aimed at university students who are pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, and at graduates with less than one year of full-time work experience. Interns join teams in core business areas, where they take on specific tasks and various projects. In India, the US and the UK we offer traditional summer internships that typically last between 8 and 12 weeks, while in Germany and Switzerland the internships usually span three to six months.

In three locations we offer a Junior Power programme. Originally launched in Zurich in 1981, it was also introduced in Munich in 2008 and, most recently, in London in 2014. In total, we have developed over 550 apprentices and trainees through the programme. Currently, a total of 90 apprentices and trainees, aged between 15 and 25, participate in it and are being trained in a broad range of occupations. We provide them with an innovative and high-quality learning environment that enables them to build up the competencies and skills they need for the labour market. In this way, we also make a positive contribution to youth employment.

In turn, our apprentices and trainees contribute to the success of their respective teams, add new perspectives to Swiss Re and challenge established practices. We offer training for business roles, computer specialists, chefs, hotel housekeepers and media specialists. About 25% of all our former apprentices and trainees are still working at Swiss Re.

Participants of our Early Joiner programmes particularly appreciate the multicultural and open environment we offer, as well as the daily exchange with specialists from various disciplines.

For more information see Apprenticeships

For more information see Recent graduates