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If you're interested in business management, the insurance industry is an ideal place to start. All the core elements of successful modern business feature here - from finance, information systems and human resources to change management, relationship management and team management. This means there are vast opportunities for you to build broad experience across a range of specialisms - and to develop your leadership skills in the process.

  • Management Trainee
  • Middle Management
  • Senior Management
  • General Management

Qualifications required for management careers

Some employers ask for at least a 'B' grade GCSE in Maths and English, with candidates also typically requiring a 2.1, first class or postgraduate degree in any discipline (though a business-related degree is often an advantage). Professional qualifications are available from bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Skills and qualities required for a career in management

More important is drive, strong leadership qualities, the ability to motivate others and make decisions. The best candidates will also be able to demonstrate commercial awareness, creativity, dedication and initiative, as well as the desire to learn and the ability to acquire new skills quickly.

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