The sector employs more than 300,000 people in the UK alone and the City of London is the heart of international insurance and reinsurance. Insurance contributes nearly £12 billion in taxes.
Although pre-entry experience is not essential, relevant work experience with an insurance company can improve your chances. Many of the major insurance companies have work placement or summer internship programmes.
The UK insurance and long term savings industry is the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. It plays an essential part in the UK's economic strength.