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Educational Info
FOR A CAREER IN INSURANCE

The insurance world is vast but can be broadly classified into two business lines: life and general insurance.
 
A third major aspect of the industry is reinsurance.
 
There is a wide diversity of business experience and career opportunities, from underwriting, broking and claims through to investment analysis, financial advice and the whole panobly of business support such as information technology, marketing, personnel and corporate management.
 
Professional knowledge, expertise and conduct are of utmost importance and are the goals to which the Chartered Insurance Insurance and its members are committed.
 
The Chartered Institute is the leading professional and educational body for the insurance industry and offers a comprehensive range of qualifications suitable for everyone engaged in insurance or financial services. The courses have been designed to provide an appropriate, recognised qualification at every step of your career - from the most basic level right through to Fellowship of the CII.
 
Progression to Fellowship of the Chartered Insurance Institute is achieved by providing evidence of continuing professional development, over a minimum period of three years together with a 3,500 word dissertation or project report. Alternatively you may opt to submit a portfolio of published work or evidence of further professional qualifications.
 
Insurance is a multidisciplinary profession, calling for people with all kinds of talents, skills and knowledge. Communication skills, intellectual breadth and the ability to make quick decisions are paramount. A degree in any discipline is generally acceptable. However, certain subjects such as economics, law, mathematics, statistics, business studies and languages can be particularly useful.
 
Many universities offer degree and diploma courses which include insurance studies within them and indeed there is now a degree in Insurance studies available. Other disciplines readily acceptable to the industry include Risk Management and Actuarial Studies.
 
City University, The University of Southampton, and The London School of Economics in the UK offer such tailored degrees, as well as postgraduate qualifications.
 
The large insurance companies and specialist firms, who support the industry, are consistently on the lookout for bright graduates to train in different functions. Many have formal graduate recruitment programmes with highly sophisticated training support.
 
If you would like more details about the industry and how it works, get in touch and we will be happy to advise you.
 
The Insurance Institute of Mauritius, through its Educational Sub-Committee, also conducts a variety of training sessions throughout the year and details will be posted in the News and Events section. Make sure you check often so that you do not miss out on the trainings we offer.