Employers often prefer to take on trainees with a minimum of GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths, and A levels. IT skills are also important.
You would usually start in one of the following jobs:
- insurance technician
- junior account handler
- trainee broker
You could work your way up to broker as you get experience and insurance industry qualifications, for example, through the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
The CII qualifications offer study units relevant to the insurance areas you specialise in, for example marine, commercial or general insurance. Examples of qualifications include:
- CII Level 3 Certificate in Insurance - for trainee brokers
- CII Diploma in Insurance
- CII Advanced Diploma in Insurance