Back to work with: Zurich

Returning to work can be daunting. But a returner-friendly employer can make the world of difference.

Back To Work Connect spotlights Irish companies that offer the most support to returnees, so you can find your perfect back-to-work fit.

This time we’re profiling Zurich.

If diversity and inclusion, further education, and creating a brighter future for society matter to you, then Zurich may be the perfect place to restart your career.

Zurich: Company background

You’re probably already familiar with Zurich. 

Zurich is a leading multi-line insurer serving people and businesses in more than 200 countries and territories. The company has about 60,000 employees. 

Founded more than 150 years ago, Zurich is transforming insurance. In addition to providing insurance protection, the organisation is increasingly offering prevention services such as those that promote wellbeing and enhance climate resilience. 

Reflecting its purpose to ‘create a brighter future together,’ Zurich aspires to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world.

They take pride in the diversity of their workforce and prioritise inclusion by recognising, valuing, and harnessing difference. 

Zurich says its greatest strength is its people. They value individuality and hire positive, optimistic employees who work together to create a brighter future. 

Why work at Zurich?

Zurich believes the future of work is in having diversity of thought, so your ideas and experience will be welcome there. 

If innovation and problem-solving are your thing, good news! Zurich loves to test, learn and explore new ways of doing things.  

The organisation is also culturally diverse and prides itself on being open-minded. They offer a nurturing environment and are committed to making Zurich a great place to work. 

Add to that, they offer flexible working arrangements and are there to listen to what works for each individual employee. 

The wellbeing of their employees is a top priority for Zurich. Their wellbeing Hub provides you with the tools and resources you need to stay healthy and empowered.

What to expect

It might sound cliche, but no two days are the same at Zurich — great if you love variety and fresh, exciting challenges. 

Zurich is abuzz with activity on a daily basis, both in-office and remotely. They are an organisation that works collaboratively, so it’s typical for many teams to be involved in bringing projects together. 

From new employees to new business, Zurich maximises each day. Add in some exciting ongoing initiatives — such as podcasts on topics of interest to our customers, charity days, and fundraising and cultural recognition events — and you’ve got a great place to work.

What employees love about working at Zurich

What do employees at Zurich have to say? They love the workplace culture and the opportunities that come about from having an environment that really encourages open communication. 

They also enjoy the company’s excellent further education policy, which allows them to reshape their career paths and enhance their futures. 

Careers at Zurich

Reckon Zurich is somewhere you’d like to work? Great news: They hire for many different kinds of employees. 

This includes roles in Administration, Human Resources, Operations, Procurement, Underwriting, Audit, Actuarial, Payroll, IT, Cyber, Cloud, Risk, Compliance, Marketing, Creative Services, Communications and more, so chances are you’ll find something that aligns with your skills and experience. 

Interested in a career at Zurich?

If you’d like to know more about the roles Zurich is currently hiring for, check out our returner-friendly jobs board.

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