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you didn’t know
The risk profession is far more complex and wide-reaching than many people realise
YOU CAN GET LETTERS AFTER YOUR NAME
Once you’ve established yourself in the insurance industry,
you can get qualiﬁed through the Chartered Institute of
Insurance (CII) – although you will need to be a member. For team leaders
and those looking to adopt managerial positions in the near future, a
Diploma in Insurance will give you a ﬁrm grounding in the industry, and
the letters Dip CII after your name!
YOU CAN EARN A SIGNIFICANT SALARY
The average salary of someone working in insurance
is £36,999, according to Reed.co.uk. This is a whopping
£10,335 more than the average annual salary of full-time employees,
which stands at £26,664.
YOU WON’T SPEND LATE NIGHTS WORKING
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Although there may always be times you need to work
extra hours, for many roles in insurance you can do a standard 9-to-5. Some companies may even enable you to work ﬂexi-hours.
IT’S A LIFE-LONG INDUSTRY
Everyone needs insurance – from holidaymakers to multinationals – which makes insurance a safe bet for career
longevity. What's more, it can be a very interconnected market, with lots of
opportunity for progression and movement.
YOU MAY GET THE CHANCE TO TRAVEL
As insurance is a global industry, you may need to visit other
countries on business, or even be able to re-locate.
YOU DON’T NEED A DEGREE
Insurance welcomes employees from all educational
backgrounds. So that means school-leavers can complete an
apprenticeship as a Broker or Underwriter, qualifying with a diploma and
accruing working experience at the same time.
IT’S ONE OF THE UK’S SHINING INDUSTRIES
The UK risk profession is the largest in Europe and the third
largest in the world, accounting for 11% of total worldwide
premium income, so there are plenty of opportunities.
CURRENT AFFAIRS IS PART OF THE JOB
Insurance is an industry immersed in the real-world:
current affairs – including political and economical changes
– all the way to natural disasters may impact upon your working day.
Insurance is part of our daily lives, much more than you probably realise.
YOU MIGHT GET A COMPANY CAR
If you work in London this, of course, won’t be the case, as
the transport infrastructure is so good. But in roles outside
the capital, where you're required to drive to visit clients, your employer
may offer you a company car as part of your salary package.
IT COULD OPEN DOORS IN FINANCE
Working in insurance provides you with many skills that
can be easily transferred to other roles in ﬁnancial services
businesses, such as an analytical mind, a head for numbers and business
acumen, allowing you a greater choice of career in the future.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2013
Dress for success
Bags of style
Onwards and upwards
The path to enlightenment
On the job
Rising up the ranks
Law and order
Make your search social
On the books
Sowing the seeds
On the move
Get the cogs turning
Building it up
On the factory floor
Take it up a gear
A rainy-day career
Bank on it
A clean slate
Quench your thirst
At your leisure
All's fair and square
Head in the clouds
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