Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Company Profile

As a leading and diversified global reinsurer, Swiss Re offers financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress.

Founded in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1863, Swiss Re operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. Swiss Re's traditional reinsurance products and related services for property and casualty as well as for life and health business are complemented by insurance- based corporate finance solutions and supplementary services for comprehensive risk management.

A company's sustainability practice and its reputational value are increasingly perceived as important drivers of business success. Swiss Re has firmly integrated sustainability practice into its corporate framework, thus creating economic value by improving its environmental and social performance beyond mere compliance with laws and regulations.

Case Study

Craig Gillespie

Name: Craig Gillespie
Role: Actuarial Analyst
Joined: September 2009

My role involves many of the traditional aspects of actuarial work but there is also a large element of soft skills application such as communication. This leads to a requirement for strong attention to detail in conjunction with an ability to see the big picture.

Name: Faye Skinner
Role: Graduate Group Internal Auditor, Operations Department
Joined: Joined Swiss Re Graduate Scheme in September 2010

The scheme offers a brilliant career opportunity in the reinsurance industry. The rotation makes the scheme diverse and the people at Swiss Re are great to work with. The training blocks in Zurich are hard work but great fun, socialising with 50 graduates from all locations. I really enjoy the travel prospects as audits are regularly performed in exotic places including the USA and India.

Interview Reviews


    My inital interview was with a member of the HR department in an attempt to understand my background and personality and the fit to the business. IT lasted around 20 minutes…