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. 307 employees (apprentices and trainees) took part in one of these training opportunities in 2016. The Swiss Life Group employs these measures to help ensure its future management and professional requirements.

Expenses for training and development within the Group in 2016 amounted to CHF 17.2 million – or some CHF 2034 per employee. As a proportion of staff costs, the outlay for training and development is 2.2%. 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 qualifications 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.