Actuarial Apprenticeship with Zurich

Birmingham, West Midlands
£355.60 per week
20 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
24 months+

Are you ready to learn, quickly? Do you thrive on responsibility? Will you show us what you can do, if we give you the chance? If you’re looking for a challenging, dynamic work environment with recognition and rewards for your creativity, innovation and determination, work with us.

A Zurich apprenticeship is an opportunity to be part of a global company that has a real desire to make a difference to our customers, whilst developing new technologies to help them protect what they love most. Our Actuarial Apprenticeship is a great opportunity for someone with an aptitude for numbers who would like to start a career with one of the world’s most successful insurance companies.

You’ll be able to earn and learn in an apprenticeship role that will give you a real job with real responsibility from day one in a truly global company. Working in three specialist areas;

  • Pricing
  • Reserving
  • Risk


Our Actuaries work closely with the business to better understand the financial impacts and risks that our customers and the business face. They ensure we are in a position to deliver on our promises when the time comes, using maths and statistics to provide business insight. We offer a fast-paced environment, where you’ll be providing actuarial and administrative support. You can expect to be undertaking basic data gathering, analysis and modelling. You’ll also be providing support for a range of actuarial activities, including experience studies, research and model development.

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. At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, religion, ability, culture, sexual orientation or mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all.

The Company

Zurich Insurance Group is one of the world’s largest insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a truly global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees.

Training to be Provided

As an Actuarial Apprentice with BPP, you will complete the Actuarial Technician Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship. This apprenticeship standard is supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and on successful completion provides a progression route into study for further actuarial qualifications. The apprenticeship will be completed through a combination of workplace and online study.

Skills Required

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Numeracy skills and data knowledge
  • Effective communication skills that allow for positive feedback from team members and colleagues
  • The know-how to handle varying workloads and pressures

Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Self starter
  • Diligent
  • Accurate
  • Determined
  • Tenacious
  • People focused.


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