United Kingdom 

Marsh graduate development program

Consider the Possibilities

At Marsh, our competitive advantage is our people. Ideas, innovative thinking, relationships, and solutions are imperative for success in our industry. Our 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. 

Programme Details
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About The Programme

A career at Marsh is limitless, with the potential for movement, international placements, continued investment and advancement. Throughout the Marsh Graduate Development Programme you will receive immediate commercial exposure and participate in a structured training and development programme to provide you with an intense and comprehensive introduction to the world of risk and insurance broking.

​​​​​​​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 networking 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 will work towards a Senior Insurance Professional Qualification which involves completing the Advanced Diploma in Insurance (ACII) by the end of the two year programme.

Why Join the Marsh Development Programme?

No matter what you studied at university, you’ll have an exciting career with us using your specialist knowledge and skills in a commercial environment. Combined with the ACII qualification and our bespoke Professional Skills Development Programme, you have a great foundation to accelerate your career.

As a Marsh graduate, you will be part of a great working environment with access to buddies, mentors, and an early careers team. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and you can join colleague resource groups focused on areas such as mental health, gender diversity, and young professionals.

We are committed to conducting business in a responsible way at all times, and to supporting the communities in which we live and work through a range of programmes and activities. Every employee gets a paid day off to volunteer.

You will receive employee benefits such as pension, private health insurance, paid holidays and flexible benefits options to suit your needs and lifestyle.

What We're Looking For

Our clients span just about every industry, so your knowledge and experience can too. As such, the Marsh Graduate Development Programme is open to all degree disciplines as we’ll match you to a role that best utilises your skill set and personality. Looking to apply for the Marsh Graduate Development Programme? Please see below for Requirements and skills:


  • On track to receive a 2:1 or above in any degree discipline
  • Graduated between January 2021 and September 2022 
  • Right to Work in the UK or Republic of Ireland (no visa sponsorship provided)

  • 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
  • Language skills are desirable but not essential
Available Roles
There are four primary areas we recruit into: Broking, Client Executive, Projects and Client Advisory Services in five locations: London, Norwich, South of England, North of England, Midlands, Scotland and Ireland.
Within Broking you could be working within a specialty team to understand all the risks associated with a particular industry and then working with a team to broker a deal.
                                          Client Executive
As a Client Executive you’ll be liaising with your clients and understanding their business, the risks and what value looks like for them. You’ll then be in a position to advise on the best course of action for their risk management and work with the broking teams to make this happen.
Working on Projects means that you will gain exposure across multiple lines of insurance both internally and externally, allowing us to build an extensive network of talented professionals.
Working for Client Advisory Services, you will work developing and delivering innovative solutions which may include enhancement of risk management approaches, handling of complex claims and use of data-driven analysis to inform a client’s insurance strategy. In order to be considered for this area an A-level in Maths or other numerate discipline is preferable.

Meet Our Graduates

"The role allows me to work on the accounts of large clients from all industry sectors. Since joining Marsh, I’ve received a fantastic balance of responsibility and support from my team.  Within six months I felt comfortable running with some of the team’s smaller risks and assisting some of the more senior members of the team with a number of our flagship accounts. I now have a number of my own accounts and feel that the independence I have been given from the start has enabled me to grow my technical knowledge."

Learn more
Conor Keating ACII 
Vice President, Marsh