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Sustainable Energy Internship Programme 2023


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Are you ready to create a brighter future together? 

At Zurich our brand purpose is exactly that, to create a brighter future together for our customers, our partners, employees and the planet. It’s a promise that for our customers we will put their needs at the heart of everything we do, for our employees lets grow and develop together, for our partners – lets collaborate together to create mutual value and for the planet lets drive positive impact by integrating our sustainability work into how we do business.

Our internships will provide career-building exposure to real jobs and real work and the opportunity to make a real impact. Along the way you’ll get to know how we do business, what drives our people and their success, and what we put first: our customers and the things they love and want to protect.  

Your summer intern programme will give you a taste of what life at Zurich could be like in one of our graduate roles. You’ll also get to see how diversity and inclusion are baked into our business, evolving decision-making, driving innovative solutions and making us quite different from any other organisation.  

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Successful completion of your summer internship in 2023 could lead to you being offered a place on one of our graduate programmes starting in 2024. 

Our new Sustainable Energy Underwriting Programme will be at the heart of making a difference to our global commercial customers in the Energy sector as we support and encourage their sustainable energy transition plans, whilst helping them to manage their risks.  

What can I look forward to?

We want you to achieve your full potential and that’s why our internship programme is designed to build on your university studies. You will join our Energy Underwriting team and develop expertise across the whole breadth of insurance, from understanding, assessing and reducing risk, to claims, pricing and insurance frameworks – all with a focus on sustainable energy. This will help you build a great foundation for your future career. 

The is all under pinned by a 10-week structured development programme as well as the chance to work on a UK wide intern project where you will work with other interns across the business. 

And to ensure you have the best start, a dedicated buddy will be on-hand to support you throughout your summer with us. Our internships are a 10-week programme; likely start will be mid-late June.  

What’s in it for you?

As well as joining a company that is passionate about sustainability and our customers, you can expect:

  • £19,500 pro rata salary 
  • 4 days holiday for the duration of your internship   
  • Contribution towards private medical cover 
  • 12% company pension contribution 

In return you’ll be joining a business where creating a brighter, more sustainable future underpins all that we do here in Zurich. We’re also passionate about diversity and inclusion, which we have won numerous awards for. We want our people to bring the whole of themselves to work and everybody is made to feel welcome, regardless of their background, beliefs or culture.

What you’ll need:

  • Be in your penultimate year of undergraduate study and predicted minimum 2:1 degree ideally in Renewable Energy Engineering or you could be a sustainability advocate with a broader Engineering degree 
  • At least 96 UCAS points – CCC grades (or equivalent) from 3 A-level subjects 
  • A* to C grade (9 to 4) in Maths and English GCSE
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Willingness to study for further professional qualifications 

Here, you’ll have every opportunity to use your drive and enthusiasm to innovate the future of Zurich where different opinions are valued, personal needs are respected, and opportunity is equal for all.  

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: June 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £19,500 pro rata + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • 10 weeks
  • London (Hybrid)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Energy/Renewables
  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainability

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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