Financial services and insurance

Areas of work

  • Actuarial: graduate area of work

    Actuaries evaluate complex risks. This is a career area suited to highly analytical, numerate graduates who can communicate well and keep a strategic eye on the future.


  • Insurance: graduate area of work

    Insurance professionals protect both individuals and companies against potential financial risks. Innovative, positive-thinking graduates who are keen to get to grips with both numbers and people in a constantly changing environment would fit well here.


  • Regulation and compliance: graduate area of work

    Graduates working in financial regulation or compliance roles ensure good practice across the industry and protect consumers. If you're an organised, adaptable graduate with an analytical mindset and a keen eye for detail, this could be the area for you.


  • Retail banking: graduate area of work

    Graduates working in retail banking roles deal with personal finances in a fast-paced environment that's all about excellent customer service. If you're a natural innovator and people person with managerial aspirations, you'll fit right in here.


  • Risk management in finance: graduate area of work

    Risk managers control the risks taken by financial services organisations. Attentive, inquisitive graduates with a head for numbers and the ability to anticipate the future are well suited to this area.


  • Insurance loss adjusting

    For the right graduate, insurance loss adjusting provides an interesting job: the graduate is part fraud spotter, part technical expert. Mike Odell, training manager at specialist loss adjuster and claims management company GAB Robins, talks to TARGETjobs about this little known career.


  • Financial planning and wealth management: graduate area of work

    Financial planning is a growth area with high pay-offs for top professionals. Caspar Bartington, relationship manager at the Chartered Insurance Institute, talks to TARGETjobs about this relatively unknown career.