Continuous further development and regular investment in the employability of its employees are central to Swiss Life. Employees benefit from a broad range of training and development programmes.

This is continuously reviewed, further developed and expanded by an expert com-mittee in accordance with new needs and requirements. The offering is freely accessible to all employees so that they can pursue further training in line with their individual needs in their day-to-day work, regardless of time or place.

Swiss Life additionally offers its employees attractive training programmes through targeted partnerships with educational institutions such as universities:

  • In cooperation with the Mendo training institution and the Institute for Financial Planning (IfFP), Swiss Life Switzerland offers its sales force employees the opportunity to qualify as a certified financial advisor IAF or Swiss federally certified financial advisor. There is also the option of taking the examination for insurance intermediaries of the Insurance Industry Voca-tional Training Association (VBV) that is recognised throughout Switzerland. By joining the Cicero register (the seal of approval for excellence in insurance advising), sales force employees undertake to continuously develop their skills further. Customers benefit from in-depth exper-tise that is fully up to date at all times.
  • For the training and certification of sales and asset management staff, Swiss Life France has entered into partnerships with KEDGE Business School, EM Normandie Business School and Université Paris Dauphine – PSL.
  • Within the framework of initial training or during the course of study, Swiss Life collaborates at its Munich location with the relevant vocational schools, the Berufsbildungswerk der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft (BWV Munich) and the University of Applied Manage-ment (HAM).
  • Swiss Life Asset Managers sponsors various thesis awards in the area of the promotion of young talent: Together with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, it presents the “Swiss Life Thesis Award” for the best Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in the field of finance and sponsors the Swiss Life MFE Award (Master of Financial Engineering, MFE) of EPFL Lausanne.

The Swiss Life Group also offers junior staff a wide range of vocational training courses, appren-ticeships, internships, graduate and trainee programmes and combined university degrees. At the Swiss location, some 90% of trainees, interns and graduates on graduate training pro-grammes are offered employment on completion of their training.

Open positions filled by internal candidates

In 2021 Number of vacancies filled
Number of vacancies filled by internal candidates
in %

Switzerland

346 39 11.3
France
635
46 7.2
Germany
271 39 14.4
International 231 63 27.3
Asset Managers 663 76 11.5
Other
12 6 50.0
TOTAL 2 158 269 12.5