Discover Risk – your global career starts right here

Posted: 1st of September 2014 by Anonymous

The Premier League, Glastonbury, Instagram, your fortnight in the sun.

These are obviously some of the most important matters on the planet. None of them could function without insurance. You’re probably thinking that insurance is all about cars, houses and mobile phones. That is just the tip of the iceberg (another climate risk that we deal with).

Professionals in our sector deal with the events that really matter, on a local and a global scale. So, as well as the above events:

Climate change

How will changing weather patterns affect businesses around the world?

How can companies’ interests be protected?

Cyber security

How do companies keep their data secure in the face of frequent attacks?

What happens when there is a data breach?


How do companies know which countries are risky to do business in?


How do airlines afford to continue to operate if they have had a crash?

Who is going to insure commercial space travel?

Star striker

What happens when an injury ends his or her career?

You don’t need a degree to be successful in our sector, although you may end up getting one while you work, subsidised by your employer.

There are plenty of Apprenticeship schemes at some of the biggest companies in the sector (and the world) including Allianz, Aon, AXA, Lloyd’s of London and Zurich.

What you have studied is not as important as the person you are. Your strong communications skills, attention to detail, resilience and sharp mind are going to get you the job.

The CII is the world’s biggest professional body for the sector. We have more than 115,000 members in over 150 countries. If you’re still a full-time student at school or college, you can join for free and, importantly, build links with the sector before you apply for jobs and go for interviews.

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