Information for School Leavers

Finished school and not sure what comes next? We have all the information you need to start your insurance broking career on the right foot


Your career in broking is ready when you are

Embarking on your career journey straight out of school can be both exciting and daunting. If you're intrigued by the dynamic world of insurance broking and aspire to make a meaningful impact, you're in the right place.

There are a number of pathways that can lead you to a successful career in the insurance industry. Whether you're eyeing university studies, traineeships, or entry-level roles, we've got you covered.

University Studies

There is currently no specific degree for those who wish to work in the insurance broking profession. But this doesn't mean pursuing a university education isn't a viable option.

Many successful insurance brokers have carved their path by obtaining degrees in related fields such as finance, business, economics, or risk management. These programs provide a solid foundation in essential skills like analytical thinking, communication, and problem-solving – all crucial in the world of insurance broking. Consider supplementing your degree with relevant certifications. Professional qualifications from industry-recognised bodies can give you a competitive edge and deepen your knowledge of insurance principles. Keep an eye out for internships or work placements to gain practical experience while studying.


Traineeships & Entry-level Roles

It's a common misconception that you cannot enter the insurance broking profession without a university degree- but that's not true.

For those eager to enter the workforce right away, traineeships and entry-level roles provide a fantastic foundation for a long and rewarding career in the insurance broking industry.

Traineeships allow you to complete a Certificate III or IV in Insurance Broking while gaining valuable practical experience in an insurance broking company. This qualification will provide you with the building blocks to start your broking career by giving you a thorough understanding of the insurance market, setting the stage for a successful career in insurance broking.

Consider applying for an entry-level role at an insurance broking company. These roles often involve administrative tasks, client support, and exposure to different facets of the insurance business. As you grow within the organisation, you'll have the chance to explore specialised areas, hone your skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the industry.

As part of these roles, many employers also provide comprehensive training opportunities, paving the way for you to progress and eventually attain the qualifications needed to become a qualified insurance broker.


Ready to take the first step?

Kickstart your career in broking