Swiss Life provides targeted support to junior staff with potential. Employees displaying a high level of performance and potential are nominated each year for a talent programme.

The initiative supports efforts to open up career paths within the company – in management, project management or specialist functions. This lays the groundwork for key positions to be filled with budding and qualified young managers from within the company.

The talent pools in the individual divisions help to prepare future first and second-level man-agers (team leaders and department heads) as well as project managers and specialists for their future roles through training modules and project work.

Key persons

The Key Persons Programme (KPP) is intended for Swiss Life Group management, specialists and project managers who are already in a key function or show potential for such a function. The aim of the Group-wide programme is to prepare people who show the desire and ability to help shape the company’s future in their own areas for a key position so they can live up to their role as decision maker. The programme also plays a role in employee and succession planning. Within a 12-month period, the participants acquire a detailed insight into the most important business areas within the Swiss Life Group, give and receive new impulses and apply what they have learnt to their daily work. The KPP’s four focus themes are as follows:

  • Personnel management and communication
  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Corporate strategy

Alumni of the Key Persons Programme meet the participants every year at the “Shaping the Future Day”, at which the strategy and implementation status of the current Group-wide programme are discussed in detail with the Corporate Executive Board.