There are many different roles available to you within the insurance industry. We have highlighted below some of the potential opportunities that may exist and the key skills required for them.

Account Executive – A client facing role. A relationship manager who manages the client and their affairs in relation to a single line of business from day to day.

• Good communicator well organised
• Self management
• Flexibility

Client Relationship Director – A client facing role. A senior role that involves working with a client to understand their overall risk exposure in order to transfer risk accordingly using the appropriate expertise within the company.

• Self management
• Good communicator and listening skills
• Ability to maintain strong relationships and collaborate with different types of people
• Well organised
• Ability to manage a team

Broker – A market facing role, tends to specialise in particular lines of business. Negotiates with underwriters in order to achieve the best terms and conditions for the client.

• Good negotiation skill
• Ability to maintain strong relationships
• Well organised
• Commercial awareness
• Flexible approach to working environment

Project Manager – Working to support specific projects that might be related to process, technology, people or a response to a tender proposal for a new piece of business.

• Well organised
• Ability to manage internal stakeholders
• Clear goal orientated writing skills
• Ability to handle stressful situations
• Verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work towards tight deadlines

Operations Manager – Coordinating the activity of the client facing and technical teams to ensure that targets are met.

• Well organised
• Ability to manage teams of people

Analyst / Modeller – Collecting, analysing and communicating risk data and financial metrics to clients, brokers or underwriters.

• Actuarial experience
• Analytical skills
• Problem solving skills

Underwriter – A market facing role. Considering the various risk factors to price the risk. Underwriters then decide whether or not to accept the risk and provide insurance cover. The underwriter must ensure quotes are accurate.

• Analytical skills
• Decisiveness / good judgement
• Ability to maintain strong relationships
• Attention to detail
• Negotiation and interpersonal skills
• Verbal and written communication skills