Why Zurich?

Why Zurich

Choose excitement today. Love your future tomorrow.

Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? A career where you can make a difference with a company that has solid foundations?  Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Building your career with us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect.

How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don’t you want to protect them in the best way possible? Imagine if you could help people around the world do this. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most, including their homes and most treasured possessions.

This is no easy task. In today’s interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating. You’ll have to think on your feet as you manage risks big and small. We also need to consider the threat of natural catastrophes such as flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, and new age threats such as cybercrime.

It’s a big challenge, but you’ll have a truly diverse network helping you. As part of an international team there are opportunities to learn, grow and share ideas with colleagues globally.  People at Zurich are inclusive, globally minded and there is a friendly working environment.

As you make an impact across borders, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. Zurich is proud of its values and works to make a possible difference with its people and in the community they operate in.  A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our people to ensure their future growth and success. We also look to make an impact in the community we operate in through our many social causes and charities.

If you're interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiative and contributions and you'd like to work with talented and ethical people committed to making a difference, then you're in the right place to explore a career with Zurich.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported. Love what you do. Join Zurich.

Strong history, dynamic future

Since 1872, Zurich has continued to grow to where it is today – a global insurer with a network employing 54,000 people serving customers in more than 210 countries.

One Team. One Zurich.

To meet the changing needs and expectations of customers, we're constantly adapting and transforming our operations and the way we do things for our customers so we can be there for them when they need us.

Whether you are upcoming talent, an experienced leader or a top professional, Zurich can help you build your capabilities, realize your professional potential and satisfy your desire to make a difference.

You'll have access to a set of tools to help develop your skills, share your knowledge and adapt best practices to keep you market focused and outcome oriented.

Through both your individual and team contributions, you can help deliver outstanding performance for all of Zurich's stakeholders, providing you with many opportunities for recognition and reward.

Examples of what we work on

More to insurance than meets the eye.

Zurich offers plenty of scope to build an exciting career. Below are just a few examples of what we work on with our customers.

Nepal Earthquakes

The devastation caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal drew a swift global response to provide aid and assistance, with Zurich among the first to move quickly and help.

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 6,000 people and injured thousands, with widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. Within five hours of the disaster, Zurich had organized the evacuation of a large and weary tour group - insured through one of our largest travel insurance clients - from the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, and brought them safely back to Hong Kong.

Over the following 24 hours, the Zurich team pulled together a list of every affected customer from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia, and began the long process of making sure they were all safe. Just 60 hours after the earthquake struck, Zurich had also established a line of communication among all of the major assistance organizations in the region.

The Zurich team was continuing its work late in the week following the earthquake to account for around 30 remaining customers.

In addition to our on-the-ground support, Zurich employees along with the Zurich global foundation, worked together to meet the need of amplifying response efforts, strengthening the capacity of the aid organizations and providing support to those affected by the crisis through financial support. Our humane and rapid response to this disaster, as shown through the determined focus of our claims teams and our assistance network on the ground, is a true testament to the spirit of Zurich.

Cyber Risks

The increasing pace of technological innovation is complicating how cyber risks can be managed.  It makes it challenging for the corporate decision making process to keep up with changes. Cloud computing is one example of technology that brings vast benefits to companies and individuals, but also presents some unknown risks due to the significant amount of data stored by the cloud providers.

Companies cannot turn a blind eye to the prevailing risks of cyber-attacks. Besides the potential damage caused from such events, there are also serious reputational risks associated with cyber security. The topic needs to be a priority and escalated to a board-room level issue. Those who invest in prevention and build resilience will reap the rewards in the future. At Zurich, you can play an active role in identifying cyber risks and helping to provide the right insurance coverage to meet the needs of our customers.

Tackling climate change with market solutions

Zurich addresses customer needs and expectation in the area of climate related risk. Our focus is to understand the emerging weather, financial and regulatory risks associated with climate change and to develop products and services that help customers cope with these risks. We also address climate change through the management of our carbon footprint.