Careers in risk and
insurance 2013
Welcome
CII perspective on
careers in insurance
Lauren Slawson
Relationship Executive for Education, CII
Agenda
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CII
Sector
Roles
Skills
Engagement
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The CII
• World’s largest professional body for insurance
and FS – 110,000+ members in 150+ countries
• PFS – 35,000+ members
• CII professional qualifications sit within many
graduate schemes – ACII most common
• Network of 60 local institutes
• Has run 200+ university events since 2008
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Some risks from 2012/13 so far...
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CII – student opportunities
• Discover membership – low-cost option for
university students
• £35 a year, not £100+ a year
• Key benefit – networking (local institutes)
• Other benefits – market data, access to Linkedin
group, marcomms
• [email protected]
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The insurance/risk sector
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Remains robust in spite of other issues in FS
Nearly 300,000 employed in the UK
UK remains world’s #3 market (US, Japan)
London remains #1 market for much
However, opportunities across the UK and beyond
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Roles
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Huge range – more common ones include
Broking, underwriting
Claims, loss adjusting
Non-specialist roles too
More to follow from employers today
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Opportunities
• Growth in internships and placements,
particularly for second year students
• Maintenance of graduate programmes
• Growth of opportunities in SMEs for both
placement and graduate roles
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Skills
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Communication is key
Problem-solving
Analysis
Flexibility
Negotiation
Languages are good to have
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Challenges
• Preconceptions remain
• How to promote to all students in all faculties?
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Post-event
• CII’s Discover Risk website a useful resource
www.discoverrisk.co.uk
• Promote our events featuring practitioners
• Remember our profession when students ask
about “a career in finance”
• Keep in touch – [email protected]
• Network with employers today and beyond
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