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Insurance Risk Surveyor

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Insurance risk surveyors carry out surveys of sites, properties or items needing to be insured, such as buildings, aircraft or ships. These can be surveys for commercial or personal customers. They then advise the insurance company of any risks that insuring the site or property involves.

The Work

You could be:

You would specialise in one of four areas:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for a trainee graduate insurance risk surveyor generally falls between £20,000 and £23,000 a year.

With two or three years' experience this rises to between £26,000 and £40,000 per year. Those with considerable experience can earn between £35,000 and £55,000 and at senior levels it is possible to earn well over £70,000 per year.

There may also be benefits such as bonuses, medical and life insurance and a pension scheme.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are jobs with large insurance companies and specialist insurance surveying or risk management firms. Jobs are usually advertised in the press, on the internet and through financial services recruitment agencies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
11402
3 %
RISE
2023
11739
  United Kingdom
2018
177812
3.3 %
RISE
2023
183737

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
Tel: 020 8989 8464
E-mail: customer.serv@cii.co.uk
Website: http://www.cii.co.uk/
Website (2): http://www.discoverrisk.co.uk/
Twitter: @CIIGroup

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Tel: 0800 111 6768
Website: http://www.fca.org.uk
Twitter: @TheFCA

The FCA is the regulatory authority for the financial services industry in the UK. Their aim is to protect consumers, ensure the industry remains stable and promote healthy competition between financial services providers.

Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
Tel: 020 7709 9808
E-mail: enquiries@theirm.org
Website: http://www.theirm.org
Twitter: @irmglobal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IRMGlobal

London Institute of Banking and Finance
Tel: 01227 818609
E-mail: customerservices@libf.ac.uk
Website: http://www.libf.ac.uk
Twitter: @StudyLIBF
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StudyLIBF

National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
Tel: 0116 263 4700
E-mail: info@nebosh.org.uk
Website: http://www.nebosh.org.uk
Twitter: @NEBOSHTweets
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebosh/242826189105015

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