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Finance Apprenticeship 2022


Finance Apprenticeship 2022  


Location:  Fareham 

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. 


Our apprenticeship programme runs between 2-4 years which is just the start of your professional learning with your career at Zurich. You will begin with the level 3 AAT qualification and have the opportunity to progress onto the Level 4. The topics you will learn vary from: 

  • Responsibility for a number of month end tasks and deliverables including posting journals across a variety of areas and analysis of the result 

  • Understand our financial reporting from profit and loss statements, statutory reporting and other key financial reports 

  • Understand how Finance operates across the UK and how the work in Finance enables us as a business to better support our customers 


Our Finance 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? 


Our apprenticeships cater for a variety of different skillsets and interests, and you’ll receive all the training, support, and opportunities you need to set you on your way to a successful career with us. 


Our purpose in UK Finance is to provide accurate and timely reports enabling the function to become a trusted business partner, adding value through projects alongside initiatives to help deliver the UK strategy. UK Finance has a range of teams from financial reporting to business partnering and provides great opportunities for developing a career as a well-rounded finance expert.  The apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to join the UK P&C Financial Accounting and Reporting team. As a member of the team, you will play a vital part in the UKs financial reporting, working on a range of topics from month end close activities to statutory accounts.  We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who can work both independently and as part of a team. 


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 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 

  • Commitment to study an apprenticeship qualification and work towards AAT qualification 

  • Higher qualifications, such as an A-Level, in Maths are not required but would be valuable in your studies and role 

  • You’ll need strong numeracy and analytical skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to draw conclusions from the analysis of data and communicating recommendations to stakeholders.  

  • You will need excellent team-working skills and should be highly motivated and articulate, with the drive to succeed while completing your professional qualification. 


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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