Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Karl Curran from Insurance to give some advice for people considering this job:

Karl Curran

Associate Director


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Karl Curran
I would highly recommend this job but I’d say to start taking insurance exams as soon as possible and get them done while you’re young.

I’d also recommend talking to as many people in the industry to see what area of insurance you want to go into i.e. Insurer, Broker, Loss Adjuster etc. – they’re very different!

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Youth Employment Support Scheme

A new Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS), was announced in Budget 2018. The First Steps programme is being closed to facilitate the introduction of a new Youth Employment Support Scheme (YESS). 

The voluntary scheme is aimed at young jobseekers who are long-term unemployed or who face significant barriers to gaining employment. YESS aims to provide an opportunity to learn basic work and social skills in a supportive environment while on a work placement. 

The scheme will begin in the second quarter of 2018. It will be open to jobseekers and other eligible persons aged between 18 and 24 who have

a) been out of work and in receipt of a qualifying payment for at least 12 months or,

b) if unemployed for less than 12 months, are considered by a caseworker to face a significant barrier to work.

Candidates must also be in receipt of certain eligible social welfare payments.

Full details are available here

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