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Talent development

The targeted support of staff with potential opens up new development prospects


Swiss Life provides targeted support to junior staff with potential. For example, 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. On this basis, key positions can be filled with budding and qualified young managers from within the company.

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


The Key Persons Programme (KPP) is intended for Swiss Life Group management, specialists and project managers who are already in a central 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 Swiss Life Group and its individual divisions, give and receive new impulses and apply what they have learnt to their daily work. The programme is based on the following four modules:

  • Leadership (communication)
  • Finance
  • Innovation, including dealing with competition and trends
  • Corporate strategy

Alumni of the Key Persons Programme meet the participants every year at the “Shaping the Future Day”, where there is in-depth analysis of the Swiss Life Group’s strategic orientation, an  update and ensuing discussion on the progress of the Group-wide programme with the  Corporate Executive Board.