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Bid writer. IPCC Careers. Insurance underwriter job profile. If you have an analytical mind and excellent negotiation and communication skills, insurance underwriting could be the career for you As an insurance underwriter you'll decide if applications for insurance cover (risks) should be accepted and, if so, what the terms and conditions of that acceptance are.

Insurance underwriter job profile

You will assess the risk of insuring a person or company according to the likelihood of a claim being made. Working closely with actuaries, risk and claims managers, and brokers, you'll ensure a balance between attracting and retaining customers through competitive insurance premiums and being able to cover any potential losses from claims. Types of insurance Most underwriters specialise in one type of insurance. General insurance: covers household, pet, motor, travel;life insurance/assurance: covers illness, injury, death;commercial insurance: covers companies;reinsurance: part of the risk is placed with another insurer.

Responsibilities As an insurance underwriter, you'll need to: Salary.

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Graduate Opportunities - Copy. Just for Kids Law. Twelve jobs you can do with a law degree. If you have ever found yourself saying ‘I’m studying law but I don’t want to be a lawyer’?

Twelve jobs you can do with a law degree

, don’t panic. The competencies you are developing during your law degree and legal work experience are relevant in many alternative careers. Analytical and research skills, for example, are needed by not just solicitors or barristers but most other professions. Likewise, good communication and problem-solving skills are directly transferable to many careers including management, town planning and consultancy work.

There are also roles where legal knowledge as opposed to skills, is particularly useful – such as HR or tax advisory work. 1. Company secretaries ensure organisations comply with company law and regulations. Donald McPherson, company secretary at Alliance Trust PLC, told TARGETjobs Law: ‘I have found that a legal background provides a framework for approaching issues dispassionately and thinking through all the implications before acting.' 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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Careers with a Law Degree. Considering that around 30,000 students start a law degree every year and there’s only roughly 5,500 training contracts (not to mention a limited number of vacation schemes) and 500 pupillages on offer each year, it’s clear that not every law graduate ends up as a solicitor or barrister.

Careers with a Law Degree

So what possible careers could you pursue with a law degree? Instead of putting together a long-winded article of vagaries, here are some rock solid examples of careers you might be able to pursue with your law degree. We’ve divided them up by sector, but obviously some roles are found in more than one sector. Click on the links to access a job description, entry requirements and salary details. We’ve beavered away to make this article as helpful and as accurate as possible, but please bear in mind this is not a comprehensive list.


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Chartered Company Secretary. Alternative careers. Being a solicitor is not the only career in the legal profession.

Alternative careers

There are several other options and a large proportion of law graduates go on to pursue different roles. There are also opportunities in support roles for those that don't want to continue to full qualification but still wish to work in or around law. For those wishing to move into fields outside the legal profession there are many jobs that make good use of a legal education. Alternative roles within law Barristers Barristers are legal advisers and court room advocates. Visit The Bar Council website Legal executives Being a chartered legal executive can be a career in its own right. Visit the CILEx website Judges Both solicitors and barristers may be appointed as judges.

Further information: Ushers Law graduates may find working as a court usher of interest. Visit the HM Courts & Tribunals Service webpage for more information. Criminology, Probation, Law Enforcement. Grad Schemes.

Charity, Not-for Profit and NGOs

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Do you want a diverse career in which no two days are the same? Do you want to make decisions that affect how people live in a positive way, supporting new jobs and homes? Research roles. Barristers Clerk. What can I do with a law degree? Studying law doesn't mean you have to become a solicitor or barrister; many options beyond the legal profession will be open to you...

What can I do with a law degree?

Job options Jobs directly related to your degree include: Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. Work experience Employers value work experience as it can help to demonstrate that you have the skills that they are looking for. Work experience that's directly related to the legal profession includes carrying out a mini-pupillage. You could try marshalling, where you shadow a judge, usually for anything between one day and one week. Joining your university law society will also be helpful. If you'd like to consider something outside of the legal profession then work experience in property development, the banking and financial sector, or HR departments in businesses can be useful.

Typical employers Further study.