From Account Broker To Claims Broker, And From There To A Placing
from account broker to claims broker, and from there to a placing broker. Such changes are a frequent means of career progression. Read the section on broking in Web section 3, to get a full picture of the range of broking jobs. (see http://www.lloyds.com/themarket/directories) Real job case study: Alison is 24, and works as a non - marine broker for the international division of a large broking group.
She was brought up in Surrey where she attended a girls' school. She has 11 GCSEs and two A levels.
She became interested in broking after being shown around Lloyd's, and discusses her job: I was very lucky because my father had contacts in this firm so I got in that way - that happens quite a lot. For the first couple of weeks I was introduced to the basics in the office, and spent the rest of the time going round the market with other brokers - one from each section. When they thought I could find my way back to the office I was sent out on my own with very simple things - little changes of address and so on - just to get to know the underwriters.