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Insurance Practitioner (Underwriting) Apprentice DIRECT COMMERCIAL LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading commercial motor insurer to become an Apprentice underwriting assistant. This will be alongside full support towards attainment of the Level 3 Insurance Practitioner standard and completion of the certificate of Insurance

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 09.00 - 17.00hrs

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

The successful candidates will join the DCL Academy created specifically to deliver apprenticeship schemes. Candidates will enter the underwriting department and full training will be provided to undertake daily work tasks, examples of which are listed below


  • Administration of Motor Fleet Policies
  • Processing of mid-term adjustments
  • Issuing Policy documentation
  • Liaising with Brokers and Underwriters
  • Preparing renewal and new business documentation
  • Running the underwriting diary system

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer Literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Ability to interact well with others and work as part of a team
  • Ability to learn and develop initiative

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Smart personal presentation
  • Punctual
  • Willingness to study hard and learn new skills

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent


Maths and English GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) or above or equivalent.

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship Direct Commercial will be looking to keep the apprentice on full time. There will also be the potential to progress onto higher level apprenticeships.

Things to consider

All candidates undergo pre employment screening which includes background checks of your eligibility to work in the UK, standard DBS checks and proof of your stated qualifications.

About the employer

Direct Commercial are a leading commercial motor insurance services provider.

Established in 2002 DCL has evolved over the years to offer a portfolio of commercial motor products both for Carraig and Great Lakes Insurance SE (A+ rating with A.M Best).

DCL now write in excess of £100million gross premium in the UK & Ireland and handle all underwriting, administration, claims, accounts and agency business.




Redwing House

Colchester Road



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Training provider

Davies Learning Solutions Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Davies Learning Solutions Ltd


Sarah Murrison

A fully supported and structured apprenticeship programme including the CII Certificate in Insurance.

  • Level 3 Insurance practitioner

Apprenticeship standard

Insurance practitioner

Level 3 (A level)

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