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Job Description

Insurance Brokers act as the agent between the insurance company and the client. They will research the market to find the most suitable product for their client at the best price.

Entry Requirements

You’ll usually need to start as an insurance technician, junior account handler or trainee broker and work your way up. To get taken on you'll usually need GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), including English and maths, and A levels.

You’ll also usually need to study for qualifications from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

You could join a large insurance broking firm's graduate training scheme, or get into this this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could move into account handling, claims broking or a business development role. 

You could specialise in an area of insurance, progress into management, or move into other types of insurance work like loss adjusting, underwriting or compliance.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Financial adviser
  • Insurance account manager
  • Insurance claims handler
  • Insurance claims manager
  • Insurance technician

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Excellent sales ability
  • Able to meet and exceed targets
  • Good admin and IT skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent telephone manner 
  • Good customer service abilities

Starting Salary

£16,000 to £80,000

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