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What is the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship?

The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is Ireland’s first degree apprenticeship programme designed around the needs of employers in the life and non-life insurance sectors. The 3-year work-based degree programme is open to anyone aged 18 and above who meet the entry requirements

‘Apprentices are gaining invaluable, on the job experience. The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship is like a passport into the insurance industry, and as employers, we are here to help them every step of the way’


-Aletta Brennan, Post Insurance

How the Apprenticeship works

Employers can register their interest in recruiting for the programme at any time before the first semester of studies starting in September. Find out more about employer duties and responsibilities here

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Accredited Product Adviser (APA)

Accredited Product Adviser (APA)

Certified Insurance Practitioner (CIP)

Certified Insurance Practitioner (CIP) 

BA (Hons) Insurance Practice

BA (Hons) Insurance Practice

Benefits to business

There are many benefits for employers as a direct result of hiring an apprentice, ranging from low-cost training to staff retention amongst others:

  • Government funded
  • Soft skills development
  • Fill your skills gaps
  • Fast track to compliance

Download our guide to find out more

John Mulreid Apprenticeship Quote

'The apprenticeship is fully funded, therefore this reduces our training costs and allows us to easily fill talent gaps within our company’

Employer approval process

If you are interested in employing an apprentice, the following 5 steps will apply:

Employer Apprenticeship Approval Process

The employer perspective

From large corporations to small hometown brokerages, insurance companies from all over Ireland are hiring talented, and driven apprentices. Want to know how they are finding the experience?  Read 'The Employer Perspective'

Register your interest

Registrations of interest for hiring apprentices for the September 2023 programme have closed. 

Please visit for more information about employing an apprentice.

Become an apprentice

Visit our careers website to find out more about careers in insurance and the apprenticeship.