Developing our talent to the fullest

Top responsibilities at Swiss Re naturally require proven leadership skills as well as strong technical knowledge and effective working habits.

We have created tightly focused 3-year programmes to develop candidates for such positions at Director and Managing Director levels. Every year we select about 70 employees around the globe into these programmes and prepare them with structured and accelerated development offerings for more senior roles within our company. These top talent receive formal training, are challenged by both tough assignments and job rotations and have the opportunity to be exposed to and engaged in active dialogue with our top management.

Elisabeth Auclair, Zurich

“The development programme enabled me to meet colleagues from all functional areas within Swiss Re, expanding my network and broadening my understanding of the organisation. Since graduating from the programme, I have reduced my working time to 80% to allow me to focus on my two young children. My career, however, has continued and I now have a job at a higher level, with a broader role and more responsibilities.”

Mark Hallam, London

“Having completed two of the three development programme modules, I have gained invaluable experience of global team leadership, problem solving and project management. In addition, the opportunity to expand my Swiss Re network through interaction with other programme participants continues to be beneficial. Overall, the experience has been extremely positive and I look forward to further utilising the skills I have developed in my career with Swiss Re.”


Thank you for considering a career at Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance companies.

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