The graduates@swissre programme offers you the opportunity to join the exciting world of a specialised financial services organisation. We are looking for graduates with a strong track record of academic excellence, international experience and language skills for our graduates@swissre programme. If you have just earned your degree, have little or no work experience and meet the conditions above, you just might be the perfect fit for a position in one of our business functions where a line manager will be appointed to be responsible for you. Furthermore, you will receive thorough and intense training to get you in shape quickly to meet the business challenges you will encounter in your day-to-day work.

The graduates@swissre programme consists of the following five main elements:

The 18-months programme starts around the beginning of September each year and officially ends at the end of February. As a graduate, you will have your home base at one of our regional offices in the Americas, Asia or Europe, depending on the position. Every graduate who is interested is assigned a personal mentor to ease integration in the new work environment and provide additional support throughout the programme. In addition, there will be multiple opportunities to network within the graduates population as well as with management and colleagues across the company.

On-the-job training

The graduates@swissre programme gives you the chance to join the exciting world of a specialised financial services organisation. Over an 18 month period, you will receive on-the-job training in your job role, as well as attend a significant number of training days specially designed for the programme.

For a duration between 16 to 20 weeks, you can rotate to a different business area, where you will get further experience in another area of the company. Along with the rotation, classroom training and several events will give you the chance to meet and network with other graduates and employees from different Swiss Re units.

Off-the-job training

Classroom-based training mainly focuses on technical skills as our business is highly specialised. It consists of three general training blocks mandatory for all graduates providing you with a combination of general business learning modules and basic technical modules. Specialist training is also offered within the reinsurance context. This training is aimed at the specific needs of the business function you are assigned to.

In addition to training in a classroom-setting, you will receive two assignments aimed at providing you with the opportunity to transfer your know-how acquired through training into the business context. Furthermore, they will serve as a platform for us to give you extensive and relevant feedback on your work.

  • Within the technical paper assignment you will be asked to leverage what you have learned in the classroom to develop concrete solutions to a specific problem in the context of your work environment. The paper will be sponsored and reviewed by your line manager.
  • The project assignment is set-up to introduce you to cross-functional project work around a core business related topic. The findings of the project group will be presented to and reviewed by a panel of senior Swiss Re business experts.