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Actuarial & Insurance: Tips for Applications

Work in risk management, maths, and insurance

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Tips for Applying

How to get work in this sector

Useful Skills

The following skills and personal qualities are sought after by companies looking to hire graduates

  1. Interest in the field of work
  2. Verbal and written communication skills
  3. Attention to detail
  4. Analytical skills
  5. Interpersonal skills
  6. Ability to work with people from other disciplines
  7. Client service skills
  8. Responsibility
  9. Time management skills
  10. Problem solving skills
  11. Ability to negotiate
  12. Leadership


    Qualifications awarded by a professional body are important to finding work in this field

    Find out more about these qualifications in the Training section

    Usually in this field companies require 2.1 degrees and an excellent academic record


    Selection Tests

    Most finance jobs will include some form of test of your abilities

    Commercial Awareness

    UCAS defines commercial awareness as understanding "...the economics of the business. Understands the business benefits and commercial realities from both the organisation's and the customer's perspectives"