Our partners see the potential in the unconventional career path taken by elite athletes. They understand the power of their high-performance mindset, honed over many years in the crucible of competitive sport, and believe they can make a positive impact in business. They are keen to position themselves as attractive employers for former athletes, and to promote the long-term benefits that come from a top-level sporting career.
Migros Industrie is part of the Swiss-based Migros Group, and comprises more than 20 companies in Switzerland and abroad. Migros is Switzerland’s largest retailer and one of the biggest producers of own-brand products in the world. It supplies more than 20,000 high-quality food and non-food items at great prices, delivering outstanding value for its customers. Migros Industrie, the industrial arm of Migros Group, consistently sets the trend in its markets, providing wide a range of innovative products and services. Producing private-label products is a major part of its core business. The products are all made in Switzerland to the highest standards, and are sold in approximately 50 countries. Migros Industrie can count a number of big-name multinational corporations among its customers.
PostFinance is an innovation-driven financial services provider that offers its 2.6 million customers fresh money solutions. Every day, around 3,630 employees work towards PostFinance’s goals and help people and companies in Switzerland to master the challenges of the digital world. We live a culture in which we see new things as opportunities and rely on courageous doers. Because for us, people are at the centre, regardless of what they like to do, where they come from, what they believe in and with whom they live. We play at the same level. Top athletes bring with them a unique mindset, valuable experience and special skills that can be optimally integrated into our culture. That’s why we are happy to support them as they embark on their careers after sport – so both sides benefit from this partnership.
Sunrise UPC is Switzerland’s biggest private-sector communications company, supplying mobile, internet, TV and landline services to domestic and business customers. At Sunrise UPC, we are passionate, bold, and operate as one team, making us a perfect fit for Athletes Network.
We believe our partnership with Athletes Network perfectly complements our wide-ranging support for sports, as well as allowing us to benefit from the experience of top athletes as they transition to their new careers.
SWICA is a health insurer based in Winterthur. It insures around 1.5 million policyholders across Switzerland and works with a total of 27,199 corporate clients all over the country. Its products and services are tailored for companies and individuals alike and provide comprehensive coverage for treatment costs and loss of earnings if you fall ill or have an accident. The SWICA Group currently employs around 1,990 staff at approximately 50 sites. SWICA finished top of customer satisfaction surveys in both 2020 and 2021 – a performance that stands as testament to its people. They are always ready to go the extra mile and are crucial to the success of the company.
‘The health insurance industry is complex, and requires a great deal of specialist knowledge. We provide our employees with more than 50 internal training modules, as well as generous support for professional development. You can’t teach spirit, but you can teach expertise.’ – Christoph Stäheli, Head of HR at SWICA.
We are the leading partner for investors who want to invest or are invested in the real estate market. The product range includes funds (open-ended and closed-ended), mandates, investment foundations, bonds and the Swiss Prime Site share. Swiss Prime Site thus covers the entire investor spectrum from private investors to institutional investors. With real estate assets under management of around CHF 20 billion, Swiss Prime Site is one of the leading real estate companies in Europe. The Swiss Prime Site Group comprises the Group companies Swiss Prime Site Immobilien (real estate portfolio), Swiss Prime Site Solutions (fund management and real estate asset management for third-party clients), Wincasa (real estate management for Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, Swiss Prime Site Solutions and third-party clients) and Jelmoli (omnichannel premium department store).
We are convinced of the concept and potential of the partnership with Athletes Network and are very pleased to now apply the network’s inspiring mindset – vision, ambition, perseverance, to name but a few – across the Group.
University Hospital Zurich stands out thanks to its people-focused approach, its high level of specialist expertise, and its position at the cutting edge of the latest research.
With over 5,600 staff from across the medical professions, USZ guarantees its patients comprehensive and bespoke treatment across the full range of medical disciplines. The hospital also employs around 2,700 non-medical staff in various support roles, including finance, IT, facility management and catering.
‘The partnership with the Athletes Network is a win-win situation. The athletes benefit from it, and it opens up lots of interesting opportunities for us as a partner. The partnership is also a great fit for the relationships USZ already has with other organisations in the world of sport.’
Zurich Switzerland is teaming up with Athletes Network. As an innovative organisation, Zurich is keen to support top athletes in their transition to their second career.
Working in partnership with Athletes Network, Zurich gives former elite athletes the opportunity to establish themselves in a new and different field, and to take on exciting challenges in the world of insurance.
Zurich believes that the unique mindset cultivated by top athletes over their careers is an asset to the company, its employees, its customers and its partners. We won’t let it to go to waste.
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