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You might start on between £14,000 and £18,000 as an insurance officer, with salaries rising up to £30,000 per year. If you take on an apprenticeship in insurance you will earn around £200 per week until you are trained.
What qualifications do I need to be an Insurance Apprentice?
It is possible to enter the insurance industry as a school leaver without qualifications. You could also consider applying for an apprenticeship in insurance, which will see you work part of the week within a company and spend the rest at college gaining professional qualifications. If you do want to go to university, degrees that could set you up for a career as an insurance officer include:
Business and management
It is worth noting that it is possible to get a graduate job in insurance with almost any degree, providing you have the necessary employability skills and desire to take further qualifications.
What skills do I need to be an Insurance Apprentice?
While you need to be analytical in your approach to financial data, you need to also be able to make confident, experienced decisions under pressure. Also, your clients/customers won't necessarily have the same financial knowledge that you do, so you need to be able to explain the complicated terms in a clear way.
Jobs in insurance require you to have a great attention to detail and the ability to analyse data efficiently. Many roles are customer facing, so communication skills and the ability to sell your products are also important. Some of the skills you will have to demonstrate include:
Attention to details
Ability to work under pressure
What experience do I need to get a job in Insurance Apprenticeship?
As with all competitive sectors, if your plan is to work in insurance work experience is vital to give yourself the best chance of getting a job. Contact companies directly and see if you can come in for work experience.