Other insurers that retained a spot in the list include L&G, AXA, RSA and Admiral

Zurich Insurance has moved up five places in the 2014 Sunday Times Top 25 Big Companies to work for.

The insurer was ranked in 14th place (2013 : 19th) making this the fifth consecutive year that it has featured in the list.

HR director Peter Campbell added: “We are delighted about this excellent result that is based on the feedback from our employees.

“To be placed among the best companies to work for in the UK for five years in a row, combined with our improved ranking, shows that we are doing the right things to support our staff and our local communities.”

The Sunday Times Top 25 measures companies with more than 5,000 employees against eight criteria: leadership, my company, my manager, personal growth, my team, wellbeing, fair deal, and giving something back.

Other insurers that retained a spot in the top 25 include Legal and General (L&G), AXA, RSA and Admiral.