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International Insurance Trainee


Are you recently graduated or do you want to make a career switch to the insurance industry? Are you looking for a challenging environment to make the absolute most of your ambition and talent? Then Zurich Insurance has a unique opportunity for you!

This September our international Insurance Traineeship starts, a 20-month-long development program that provides you with the opportunity to experience all the exciting things working at an active global insurer has to offer.

The traineeship is open to candidates with a bachelor or master’s degree in any discipline.


At Zurich Insurance we believe in the high potential of young graduates and that a diverse set of skills and views will strengthen our growing organization. Joining Zurich means entering an environment that allows you to discover and develop your own talents. In this traineeship we provide you with all the support and facilities you need to get the best out of yourself. Candidates will be selected based on their attitude, motivation and capabilities. If you have the right mindset and attitude, you are more than welcome to apply!


What will you be doing?

Over the course of 20 months across multiple countries, you will gain experience in multiple parts of our business, by rotating through functions within Underwriting, Sales, Claims, Risk Engineering, Underwriting Services and our dedicated project and operations team. From day one, a successful candidate would be part of teams that cover essential areas of our core business processes. You will work on challenging projects out of our offices in Brussels, The Hague & Stockholm. A unique chance to develop yourself on a personal and professional level within an international environment.


Together with three other trainees, you will get the chance to develop yourself as a talented and all-round insurance professional. The traineeship consists of four rotations within Zurich Insurance, each time for a duration of 5-months. Rotations will be determined based on background, interest and motivation as well as our business needs. You will start the traineeship in your home country, after those first five months you will work for our offices in The Netherlands and Sweden. After having completed the traineeship, you will be offered a permanent position in your home country.


During this 20-month period, there will be extensive opportunities to develop future-proof skills in order to facilitate your professional growth:


  • Training on the job
  • A dedicated mentor
  • Regular sessions with your peers and mentor to work on your personal development
  • In-house and external training sessions on
    • Soft Skills (e.g. Time management, Presentation skills, Teamwork & Collaboration, Project management, Communication
    • Functional skills (e.g. Finance basics, Portfolio management, Relationship building, Sales skills)
    • Future skills (Introduction to data analytics, Excel,;..)


What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor or masters’ degree (no preference in direction)
  • 0-2 years of work experience
  • Entrepreneurial and pro-active
  • Energetic and curious to learn & develop
  • Strong communicator and fluent in Dutch or French & English
  • Commercial mindset
  • IT minded: ability to adopt new systems easily and good knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Team player, both able to work independently and within a team


What will you get in return? 

An international, entrepreneurial and informal working environment offering professional growth and development opportunities. Possibility to work from home. (Hybrid working)


Who we are  

Zurich Commercial Insurance Benelux is part of the Zurich Group and is one of the most specialized insurance companies within non-life insurance for local and international business in the Benelux market. Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day.  


Are you ready to start a new adventure within a market leader of the insurance industry?  


Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises. 

So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference. 



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