Talk to Us
We use cookies on our website to improve your experience.
For more information on how we use cookies please view our cookie policy. By continuing to use this site without changing your settings you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.
Earn. Learn. Experience.

Routes to Success

the sky is the limit

Your Path - Career Routes - Career Starter

Career Starter

Just finished school or college and looking to launch a successful career? You’ve come to the right place.


Insurance is about helping people get back on their feet when the unthinkable happens. A career in insurance is hugely rewarding; you can do anything and go anywhere.


The industry is so diverse and looks for people of all skills and backgrounds. From claims to underwriting, accounting to marketing, there’s an insurance job to suit you.


Companies look for great communicators, innovative thinkers and analytical minds. They need people who are passionate about progressing in their careers.


There are lots of entry routes into insurance – apprenticeships, internships, graduate schemes and direct entry. You can choose the option that suits you best.


No time like the present! Get your career in insurance going today by having a look at these vacancies.


The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is a three-year nationwide programme and one of the best starts you can make to your career. This ‘earn and learn’ apprenticeship allows you to start working in an insurance company straight away, earn a salary and work towards a level 8 degree in Insurance Practice. Applications for the next programme will open in Spring 2019, with apprentices starting in September.

Sign up to hear when applications open

Direct Entry

If you’re a graduate or a school leaver you can apply directly for an insurance job to get in on the ground floor and work your way up. Once you’re in, your employer will support you in gaining valuable professional qualifications that will really stand to you as you move on in your career.

Search open vacancies or

Find out more about insurance qualifications

Graduate Schemes & Internships

Some of the larger insurance companies offer graduate development programmes, which usually involve graduates working in various aspects of the business in rotations. These will be advertised on company websites. Internships are also an excellent way for you to gain experience. Companies don’t always advertise internships or work experience opportunities, so speculative applications are essential.


Working in insurance offers you a very competitive salary and benefits package. Have a look at the latest salary survey findings from Brightwater Recruitment.

See more on salaries


Insurance is a global business and when you work here, opportunities can open up all over the world. See where you can go.

See more on travel

Easy to Move

Did you know that insurers are more strongly linked with work/life balance than other employers? That means more time for friends and family while still having a rewarding career.

'It’s a challenging career that gives you the opportunity to do different things and have varied and great experiences. There are so many different options available, career-wise.'