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Graduate Programme

Graduate programme
Dublin | Glasgow | London
Financial Services, Consulting
31st January 2017

Joining Marsh means more than a job. We’ll give you the skills and opportunities to enable you to have a successful career in the risk and insurance industry.


Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. We help clients better quantify and manage risk to survive and thrive.

To every client interaction we bring a powerful combination of deep intellectual capital, industry-specific expertise, global experience, and collaboration. We offer risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance programme management services.

The Programme

At Marsh, our competitive advantage is our people. Ideas, innovative thinking, relationships, and solutions are imperative for success in our industry. We value people who are collaborative, innovative, demonstrate adaptability and learning agility, and who want to make a difference in their workplace and community. The Marsh Graduate Development Programme is an intensive two year experience, designed to attract and develop the next generation of leaders.

From day one, the programme will support, develop, and challenge you. You will be assigned a role in a specific business area which you will be committed to for the duration of the programme. This will allow you to take on real responsibility within the team as you grow your knowledge and skills, tackle real projects, and work with real clients. You will build lasting relationships with your colleagues and clients, engage fully with the business, and build specific skills and knowledge for a long-term career with Marsh. Candidates can express interest in specific business areas if desired.

Learning and Development

Graduates begin the programme by attending an induction week in London where they learn about Marsh's organisational structure and strategic vision, as well as meet and network with senior leaders. Over the course of the two years, graduates periodically come together to participate in an outcomes driven, structured training and development programme which focuses on enhancing professional and leadership skills.

Graduates work towards becoming professionally accredited by completing the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) by the end of the two year programme.

Support on the Programme

At Marsh, we understand the importance of a strong support network across the business that is committed to helping you succeed and fulfil your potential. In addition to your manager, graduates are assigned a mentor and buddy.

After the Programme

When you complete the programme, your journey at Marsh is really just beginning. The programme gives you a solid foundation so you can continue to add value and grow as a professional. By this stage, graduates are completely engaged in their role, have demonstrated their credibility, and have built great relationships with their team and clients. They continue to accelerate their careers beyond the programme.

Some graduates may choose to change direction and broaden their skills and knowledge via an internal transfer. A career at Marsh is limitless, with the potential for movement, international placements, continued investment and advancement.

Graduate Programme Requirements

Looking to apply for the Marsh Graduate Development Programme? As a minimum, you must:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Have a 2:1 degree classification (or predicted), in any discipline.
  • Graduate Programme Skills and Attributes

We look for candidates with the following skills and attributes:

  • Strong business acumen and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in teams and cultivate relationships.
  • Adaptability and learning agility.
  • Results-oriented.