The Discover Risk website – a mine of great jobs – and not just in finance!


Ant portraitHello again

In my job as a careers consultant at City, I sometimes take time to promote job vacancies. And today, I want to highlight some vacancies at XL Catlin, a global insurance and re-insurance firm. The insurance sector is a big recruiter of graduates, though not many students are aware of this. It is a also growing sector that offers steady employment and a good work-life balance. So insurance is clearly a good option for students interested in a career in finance – but who else might it suit? Well, XL Catlin are currently looking for a Compliance Trainee. So this might particularly suit a Law student who has decided against becoming a solicitor or barrister, although it could suit students who are studying other subjects too. The company are also looking for a Marketing Trainee. Marketing is a notoriously competitive career to get into as a graduate and often people who are interested in marketing only think of firms like Unilever and Nestle. But many good openings can be found in financial marketing and with experience you can then choose to move into a different sector if you like. Another interesting vacancy they have is for a Trainee Underwriter which is a client-facing role that requires good communication skills as well a strong analytical skills.  As well as these roles, the firm is also looking for a Business Management Trainee and a Finance and Accountancy Trainee at the moment plus other positions. Interestingly, XL Catlin accepts 2:2 degrees alongside 280 UCAS points (BBC).

Here is some more info about XL Catlin’s current vacancies and here’s a you can link to Discover Risk website which tells you about the insurance sector and includes lots of job vacancies.






Antonia Clark

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