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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.



Employers Now Recruiting for Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship

Employers recruiting for Level 8 "earn and learn" insurance practitioner programme

Employers Now Recruiting for Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship

Employers have now started recruiting for trainee insurance practitioners, as part of the "earn and learn" Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship. The three-year programme consists of both on-the-job training and off-the-job online study, supported by The Insurance Institute of Ireland, leading to a Level 8 BA (Hons) in Insurance Practice from IT Sligo. For more details about the apprenticeship and on the breakdown of the training over the three years of the programme, click here.

A number of firms are now hiring apprentices at locations across the country. These include OMW Insurance, Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA), Aon, Mount Street Group, and Zurich. For details on how to apply, click here.

One of the most attractive aspects of an apprenticeship programme is that you can earn while you gain your qualification to become an Insurance Practitioner. During the programme, you'll earn a salary and your academic training will be government funded. Employers set salaries that are commensurate with the industry rate for the job. A reduced annual apprentice registration fee will apply (€600 annually).

Entry Requirements:

Candidates progressing from the Leaving Certificate will be required to have:
  • a minimum of 4 Ds at Ordinary Level and 2 C3s or higher at Higher Level, or 4 06/H7s and 2 H5s or higher.
  • Maths (F2/O6/H7) and English or Irish (O6/H7) are also required.
  • a minimum of 140 points.
Note: FETAC applicants must present a full cognate (Level 5 or 6) award, including distinction grades in at least three components. 

You can check your eligibility for the programme by accessing the complete Entry Requirements here.

To register your interest for the apprenticeship, click here.

To learn more about the Insurance sector, click here.

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