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How to get into the Insurance industry?

The insurance industry is looked upon as a highly respected profession. However, it requires a lot of hard work and dedication. This is our guide on how to successful get into the industry and what qualifications you may need:

What type of Insurance sectors are there?

There are many different types of roles within insurance companies, finding the role that is suitable to your skill set and interest is very important. Examples of some roles in the sector include:

Commercial Insurance:

Commercial Insurance according to simply is a sector that protects businesses. Essentially “It covers businesses against losses, arising from things like damage to property or injury to employees, and is a term commonly used to label core business insurance covers like public liability and employers’ liability.”

The job role covers Public employers and Product liability Insurance. This allows compensation to be paid when an individual has been held liable for an adverse event. Others include Business Interruption and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Personal Insurance:

Personal Insurance covers personal situations such as healthcare insurance, protecting property and in some cases travel risks.

Why should you pursue a career in the Insurance industry:

Undergoing a career in the Insurance industry is very rewarding. There are many opportunities to pursue different sectors as well as a wide range of job roles offering great benefits. It is estimated that roughly 2.8 million individuals have undertaken a career in the insurance sector as many more choose to apply each year.

What training is required to pursue a career in the industry?

Many companies in the industry will not require a bachelor's degree in Finance, although this depends on the company. Despite the fact that a degree may not be a requirement every individual undertaking a career in the insurance industry must ensure they have a Chartered Insurance Institute Diploma otherwise known as a (CII) diploma or an Advanced Diploma In Insurance (AII). The ACII is a globally recognised professional qualification that takes three years to complete and demonstrates your skills and capabilities to potential employers in the industry.

What skills are required?

Working in the Insurance industry you must be able to demonstrate various different skills. This includes:

1. Customer Service & client relationships

2. Organisation

3. Problem-solving

4. Analytical skills

5. Numerical ability

If you’re interested in taking the next steps in your career working in the insurance sector, apply with us today and we can find the perfect placement for you. Feel free to call us on 0203 225 5584 to discuss everything in further detail.

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