Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship

Sparrow Insurances Limited

Full Time

Position: Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship
Company: Sparrow Insurances Limited
Location: Portlaoise
Contact: Eilish Sparrow
Contact Email:
Date Posted: 21st May 2019

Job Specification:

The Role;

As an Insurance Apprentice you will determine and evaluate the Insurance requirements of new and existing clients and arrange/renew cover to meet their needs. You will be able to identify appropriate insurance solutions available in the market for your clients.

Key Requirements;

The individual must;
• Be self-motivated with the ability to work as part of a team
• Possess excellent communication skills, energetic with excellent organisation skills
• Sales & customer-focused and committed to providing superior customer service

  • The apprentice must be 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of 4 grade D’s at Ordinary Level and 2 Grade C3 at Higher Level. Leaving Certificate subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.
  • A minimum of 140 points is required for entry to all Level 8 courses.

Responsibilities will include;

• Provide day to day management and servicing of all aspects of own portfolio
• Negotiate renewals, re-broking and finalise insurance placements
• Action all mid-term alterations and processing of claims




The work based programme is three years duration and you will gain a Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP) during this time. Upon completion of the programme the designation of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Insurance Practice (Apprenticeship) which is Level 8 on the NFQ is awarded by IT Sligo.

  • It is an academically intensive programme and applicants will need to be able to demonstrate that they can successfully deal with the competing demands of an academic programme and the workplace.
  • The programme will require study outside office working hours, we would anticipate that for the average student that would be 10 hours per week. Applicants would need to commit to sustaining this level of workload.

It is anticipated that the apprentice will devote themselves fully to the workplace and study and will not engage in other part-time work for the duration of the apprenticeship.

Please respond with your Curriculum Vitae, in the strictest confidence, to:

Eilish Sparrow
Sparrow Insurances Limited
5 Wesley Terrace,
Co Laois.