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industries INSURANCE AND PENSIONS Insure career yourself a future JObS wIthIN thE INSURANCE AND PENSIONS INDUStRy ARE vARIED – SOmE EvEN SEE yOU tRAvEllINg thE wORlD! whAt’S mORE, IN AN UNSEttlED JObS mARkEt, thIS SECtOR hAS REmAINED StAblE, mAkINg A mOvE INtO thESE PROfESSIONS A SECURE ONE W hatever the economic climate, individuals and businesses alike will always need insurance. That’s why considering a profession in this sector is a sensible career choice because it is, and should remain, a stable industry. Although your daily work will involve working with risk factors, a job within the insurance industry should not be a risky one. Another industry that’s worth careful consideration is that of pensions: as long as people are living and breathing, they’ll need pensions and life insurance – and professionals to run them. INSURANCE There are many roles within the insurance industry, from Brokers and Underwriters to Claims Advisors and Loss Adjusters. And, if you’re not a graduate, don’t be put off: there are several jobs within the sector that don’t require you to have a degree. Your working experience can be just as valuable. There are also perks within this sector that you may not be aware of – a Loss Adjuster, for example, may get to travel the world as part of his work. We take a look at some of the main roles in the insurance industry. WORDS: Jo Willacy | PICTURES: Getty Images 151

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2012

Hilary's hello
The home office
Dress to impress
The woman at the top
Your guide to education
Intern success
What do you mean?
CV don’ts
The thrill of the search
Money matters
Moving on.
Let’s get medical
Medical know-how
Caring and sharing
A senior moment?
Keeping it clean
Going global
Funeral services
Home sweet home
Constructing a career
As good as new
Power on
Engineering heroes
Changing gear
A bright spark!
Water work
Bank on it
Insure your career
Nice supplies
Get creative!
Don’t sell yourself short
Food for thought
Hilary Devey Q&A
Get connected
Online round-up

Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2012