Generally, you don’t need to have to go to university and get a finance degree to start your career in insurance. Depending on the company you want to work for or the type of role you want to pursue, there are many routes you can take to build your career in the insurance sector.


For graduates, the best route would be to get onto a graduate training programme where some employers will prefer a minimum of a 2:1 degree. Most graduate trainee roles hire candidates from degrees of all disciplines such as a business or management degree; however, a degree in maths or engineering will be preferred depending on the role for which you are applying.


If you’re not a graduate, there are many apprenticeships that insurance companies offer and junior positions tailored to school leavers or those who want to change careers and enter the industry.

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get into insurance as you will have the opportunity to learn more about the industry with first hand on-the-job experience with a salary and benefits with some companies even supporting you to study for professional qualifications to further your career in the insurance industry.

Find out more about the skills needed within this profession by reading the ‘Essential Skills to be successful in the Insurance Profession’ here.

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