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Zurich Ireland Apprenticeships

University isn’t your only option. Start an apprenticeship with Zurich, begin your career and earn while you learn.

Join a global insurance leader, and love what you do. No matter what you specialise in, or what your goals are, you have a place at Zurich. You'll get responsibility from day one and get the chance to learn from some of the top professionals in the industry.

We have a real focus on our people and culture, and a desire to make a difference to our customers and the communities in which we work.

Who are we looking for and what entry requirements do you need?

At Zurich, our customer is at the heart of everything we do. So the ability to deliver excellent customer service and outcomes is key. Our roles are challenging, you need to be able to prioritise and manage varying workloads, handle pressure and build good relationships with your team.

You'll need a willingness to learn and we want you to be passionate. After all, it's important for us that you love what you do. Additionally, you must have the aptitude and commitment to continue learning and successfully attain professional qualifications and technical skills. If you want to be a part of a dynamic work environment while being rewarded for your creativity, innovation and determination, start your career with Zurich.

There are three ways to qualify for the programme:

  1. For those under 23 have a minimum of two leaving cert honours, with a pass in Mathematics and English or Irish.
  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.

Rewards and benefits

  • Competitive starting salary
  • An annual performance-related bonus
  • 20 days annual leave
  • A full study support package
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Community and charity work opportunities
  • A wide range of insurance discounts


Want to apply?

There are four stages to the Zurich Apprenticeship selection and screening process. In order to qualify for the programme you must meet the criteria at each of the stages. You will be notified by the Talent Acquisition team as you pass through each stage of the assessment process.

Our Talent Acquisition team are here to answer your questions or feel free to reach out to us if you would like to receive any more information. Contact us on: 01 609 1339 / 086 145 4072 or email

Come meet us on Tuesday May 9th from 11am until 1pm to hear more about the programme. We will also conduct CV tips & Interview tips clinics, at our Zurich Wexford Centre, Limekiln House, Drinagh, Co Wexford.

Screening Process

Online Application Form

To apply, upload a copy of your CV at: To find the job ad search 'Zurich Ireland Apprenticeship 2017' in the “keywords” section

You must meet the minimum educational criteria, which can be found on the Insurance Institute of Ireland website:

Date due

Online Tests

Complete the short online Ability Test. It will include multiple choice questions - numerical, verbal and cognitive reasoning. A link to the test will be emailed to you. Make sure you conduct the test in an environment that is free from distractions. (*There are a number of free online practice tests available)

Date due

Video Interview

Conduct a short competency based video interview (approximately 25 minutes, using your smart phone, ipad or laptop).

We will assess your motivation for the role, as well as some competencies identified as important such as customer focus, initiative, problem solving, team-work and planning and organisational skills. You will receive tips on how to prepare for this and will have time to practice. You will just have one chance to record your response, make sure you conduct the interview in an environment that is free from distractions.

Date due

Assessment Centre

For the final stage, you must be available to attend the half day assessment centre on 24th June, Zurich offices, Drinagh, Wexford. You will have the opportunity to meet our current Apprentices, hiring managers and our HR team.

You will be invited to take part in a number of exercises and one short interview with our hiring managers. You will receive more details in advance and guidance on how to prepare for the assessment centre.

Date due