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Training and development

Ongoing staff development secures sustainable success


Swiss  Life continuously invests in the internal and external training and development of its employees. True to the principle of lifelong learning, employees, specialists and managers are offered a range of learning opportunities on specialist topics enhanced by modules on social and methodological skills.

Young employees with potential have the opportunity to undertake all sorts of vocational courses, apprenticeships, placements, graduate programmes and combined university degrees. In  2017, 340  employees (apprentices and trainees) took advantage of these educational  offerings. The Swiss Life Group employs these measures to help ensure its future management and professional requirements. In 2017, the rate of transfers to a continuing employment  relationship was 80%.

Expenses for training and development within the Group in 2017 amounted to CHF 28.6 million, or some CHF 2082 per employee. As a proportion of staff costs, the outlay for training and development is 2.3%. The investment is earmarked for a varied, needs-based training offering.


Supplementary to the classic training options, learning content is also offered on a digital  platform to allow management and employees to add to their training efficiently without regard to time or place. The platform permits quick access to standardised management processes, skills-oriented training and other topics associated with social and methodological skills. Swiss Life enhances these offerings with customised training, advising and coaching.