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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Candidates with farming experience required for apprenticeship in Insurance Practice

Ireland’s fastest growing farm insurer creates opportunities following success of 2016 programme

Zurich Insurance Group. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
Zurich Insurance Group. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Zurich Insurance is calling on candidates with farming experience for a dedicated Apprenticeship in Insurance Practice.

The Apprenticeship, which is open to new applicants for the second year, is designed to offer job seekers the opportunity to secure a three year training and development opportunity with Zurich, at its centre of excellence in Wexford.

The programme will this year create two specialist opportunities to work as part of Zurich’s Agri Team, with a focus on managing the business’ farm portfolio.

Initiated by Zurich and developed by the insurance industry and the III, the programme centres on developing learners’ core skills through challenging on the job experience and an extensive range of world-class training supports.

Apprentices will be able to earn while they learn and work towards achieving their Professional Diploma in General Insurance, with the opportunity to go on to secure a Level 8 BA Honours Degree in Insurance Practice.

In addition to professional training during their placement, successful applicants with a farming background will experience first hand the extensive skills required to work within Zurich’s Agri division, and will gain extensive knowledge of the farm insurance industry, working with Zurich’s wide range of coverage including farming property, livestock, farm home and business interruption.

Speaking about the announcement, Head of HR at Zurich in Ireland Daragh Byrne said, “We’re delighted to launch this programme for the second year running, following the success seen in 2016. Working alongside some of the top professionals in the insurance industry, participants in the Apprenticeship to date have really impressed us with their enthusiasm and ability to learn new skills. We’re seeking out hard working, passionate people with a willingness to engage, and look forward to seeing the new candidates that 2017 has in store.”

The Apprenticeship in Insurance Practice is open for online applications, which will be accepted up until Wednesday 31 May 2017.

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Zurich has 30 years’ experience in insuring farmers worldwide and is Ireland’s fastest growing farm insurer. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.

For further information about the Apprenticeship in Insurance Practice, or to submit an application, visit www.zurichinsurance.ie/apprenticeship


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