Opportunities in insurance for ex-service men and women



You won’t lack for choice! If anything there will be too much choice. This means that it’s best for you to consider your own personality type, and where your talents would be best suited, if you are to choose the right role for you.

If you like working with data and have an analytical mind you might want to consider an underwriting role or that of an actuary (the accountants of the insurance world). If you are a people person you might be well suited to a small to medium-size brokerage where your skills could be used to either motivate staff or liaise with clients face-to-face.

This is not a problem at all. You would be entering an industry that takes both professionalism – and the training and development that comes with that – very seriously.

The Chartered Insurance Institute – the sector’s professional body – is the main provider of qualifications for the sector and should be your first port of call.

As the leading professional body for the global financial services profession, the Chartered Insurance Institute exists to promote higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability. With over 120,000 members in more than 150 countries, the CII is the world's largest professional body dedicated to insurance and financial services. As one of the largest examination awarding bodies in the UK, the CII has delivered education to over one million students in 150 countries over the last 10 years. Many firms pay for their staff to take their CII qualifications.

The industry is an active recruiter of ex-forces personnel as they recognise that the skills and personality traits developed during their time in the armed services are highly desirable in the business world. Take a look at the Opportunities section and view the Military Transitions page to get an idea of the companies who are actively seeking people just like you.